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As the first division on the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) campus dedicated to the arts, the Arts Institute (AI) advances the arts as an invaluable resource to the university. The AI promotes all forms of artistic expression, experience, and interpretation as fundamental paths to engaging and understanding our world.

The Arts Institute is dedicated to developing inter and trans disciplinary curriculum and research between the arts and other disciplines across the UW campus. The AI supports collaboration and integration between art making and knowledge, and advances the idea that artists hold an essential place in impacting the experience of all citizens.

The Arts Institute programs, curriculum, and research promote collaboration, cooperation, and innovation across the arts and campus.

The Arts Institute’s programs and initiatives are dedicated to harnessing the power and potential of artistic exploration and expression for the benefit of the university, the local community, the state, and beyond.

Announcing the Recipients of the 2015 Arts Awards

Arts Institute Programs

Partner Initiatives