of the Bolz Center for Arts Administration
The Arts Business Initiative empowers artists of all ages and disciplines to fuel and inspire the culture of our community, the state of Wisconsin, and beyond. It provides support and training and teach the strategic skills today’s artists need to take leadership in the creative economy.
University of Wisconsin – Madison Partner Organizations
- Don Hausch | Faculty Director, Bolz Center for Arts Administration
5249 Grainger Hall | 608-262-2535 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sherry Wagner-Henry | Center Director, Bolz Center for Arts Administration
3344 Grainger Hall | 608-263-4160 | email@example.com
- Kate Hewson | Assistant Director for Academic Programs, UW–Madison Arts Institute
318 Lathrop Hall | 608-263-9290 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- John Surdyk | Director of INSITE, Wisconsin School of Business
5110c Grainger Hall | 608-263-2882 | email@example.com
- Angela Richardson | Aesthetics and Business Project Coordinator
608-263-4161 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sarah Marty | Program Director, Continuing Studies
Room 7101, 21 N. Park Street | 608-263-2790 | email@example.com
We want young, aspiring artists to succeed in their creative endeavors! The Wisconsin School of Business, the Division of Continuing Studies and the Arts Institute partner to provide courses for developing, launching or advancing innovative enterprises in arts, culture and design.
The Wisconsin School of Business, the Division of Continuing Studies and the Arts Institute partner to provide courses for developing, launching or advancing innovative enterprises in arts, culture and design. These courses are offered through the Bolz Center for Arts Administration.
Arts Enterprise curriculum marked the beginning of a partnership with the School of Business in the drive to offer business skills and foundational coursework in business and entrepreneurship to artists and other creatives on campus. Arts Enterprise has been followed up by the development of additional coursework, the connection of coursework and internship credit to the Certificate of Entrepreneurship, which is available to any student on campus, and coursework and training for BBA students in aesthetic development for leadership training.
- 495-320 Arts Entrepreneurship I: Art as Business as Art
- 495-322 Arts Entrepreneurship II: Entrepreneurial Action in the Creative, Cultural, and Social Space
The UW–Madison Arts Institute runs the New Arts Venture Challenge (NAVC), a competition held each spring that provides funding to aspiring student arts entrepreneurs. Continue on to find out about the application process and explore previous successful finalists’ projects.
The Bolz Center for Arts Administration is this country’s premier MBA program with a specialized educational focus that links arts and business practice. Every other year, we invite our alumni, guest presenters, and practitioners, as well as our colleagues at other university programs to come back to the University of Wisconsin–Madison for continued learning on current topics and trends in the arts and business research arena. In the alternate years, we share this symposium learning space with the Pave Program in Arts Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University through their Biennial Symposium on Entrepreneurship and the Arts. Save the date! The 2018 ABRS will take place Thursday, April 19 – Friday, April 20, 2018. Find out more.