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ANNUAL REPORT | 2016-2017



Arts Institute Channel 2016-2017 UW–Madison Arts Institute Year in Review

ff Arts Institute

UW–Madison Arts on Campus

ff 2017 Awards in the Creative Arts

Awards in the Creative Arts 2017 Awards in the Creative Arts Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program Highlights from the Meeta Mastani fall 2016 Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Highlights from the Peter Krsko spring 2017 Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Madison Early Music Festival Highlights of 2017 Madison Early Music Festival (July 8-15) The Studio The Studio playlist Wisconsin Film Festival Wisconsin Film Festival Channel 2017 Wisconsin Film Festival Opening Night 2017 Wisconsin Film Festival Panels and Q&As Nick Offerman Day at 2017 Wisconsin Film Festival Director’s Cut clips: 2017 Wisconsin Film Festival edition

ff Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program: Meeta Mastani, fall 2016 Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence ff Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program: Peter Krsko, spring 2017 Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence ff 2017 Madison Early Music Festival ff 2017 New Arts Venture Challenge ff Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016 ff The Studio 2016 ff The Studio 2017 ff 2017 Wisconsin Film Festival

TABLE OF CONTENTS Arts Institute Overview..........................................................................4 Welcome Letter Mission & Vision By the Numbers Supporting Research & Engaging Students........................................7 Director’s Research & Publications Awards in the Creative Arts New Arts Venture Challenge The Studio: Creative Arts Community Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program Fall 2016 – Meeta Mastani Spring 2017 – Peter Krsko

The Wisconsin Idea at Work................................................................ 17 Wisconsin Film Festival Madison Early Music Festival Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016 Gallery Guide Arts on Campus External Relations Connections..........................................................................................27 Arts Institute Committees Arts Institute Partners & Memberships Arts Institute Staff 2016-2017 Contributors


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It has been a year since I came to the University of Wisconsin–Madison to take up the directorship of the Arts Institute. It was an honor and a privilege to work with a great team of colleagues who helped me to quickly gain comprehensive insight of the immediate operation of this division, while at the same time made it possible for me to enhance and develop this Institute’s vision for the future. This vision is constantly evolving through continuous work and discussion with the many stakeholders who represent the arts at UW– Madison. Emerging from the arts in their specific disciplinary integrity, the Arts Institute continues to advocate for a wider artistic engagement with the life of the university, as it forges a lasting engagement with Madison’s vibrant community. As this report will confirm, this has been another busy and productive year. While sustaining our long-established programs and festivals, we have also embarked on making the operation of the Institute leaner in terms of its governance and structure. Our aim is to continue to build on the

successes that the Institute is known for, while priming our capacity to further represent the arts on campus, where students, faculty, staff, and the wider community enjoy a sense of ownership. It is in this spirit that our vision of the Arts Institute seeks to fulfill its distinctive role as a Division of the Arts within the university. This vision is based on five main objectives: to innovate, to connect, to open opportunities, to promote diversity, and to sustain democracy. These objectives are embodied in the main five areas within which we operate: arts research, integrated arts, arts enterprise, global arts, and the arts in the community. This annual report illustrates how we fulfill these objectives and how we continue to meet and develop these areas of artistic activity. Paraphrasing the words of UW–Madison’s President Van Hise, we will never be content until the arts are seen and accepted by all as a “beneficent influence” by which the university “reaches every family in the State.”

It is this core idea that keeps us focused and it is also the aim to reach out to everyone that will always remind us that the arts, in their intrinsic nature, are indeed the most effective and inclusive forms of democratic empowerment that we have as human beings.

John Baldacchino, Director

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MISSION & VISION By working with faculty and staff in a wide range of departments encompassing both arts and non-artsrelated fields, the Arts Institute is now in a position to create conditions for bold thinking and creative problem solving across campus. Together with our partners we can further develop and support a vibrant arts community as well as enhance and enrich the campus-at-large.

Mission The UW–Madison Arts Institute’s mission is to educate, advocate, and inspire through all forms of creative expression.

Vision ff To have a profound and positive impact on students in our local and global communities ff To be leaders in interdisciplinary studies ff To establish a board of visitors

Core Values

Diversity Statement

ff We value all forms of artistic expression, experience, interpretation, and critical investigation as fundamental paths to understanding and engaging our world

The Arts Institute’s affiliate faculty, staff, guest artists, and students promote the importance and power of art as a vital platform to inquire about the world, illuminate and address injustices, challenge points of view, and to celebrate all aspects of humanity.

ff We believe that core training in the arts (discipline-based foundational courses and experiences) is fundamental to the success of students ff We foster integrated and collaborative engagement among staff, partners, and stakeholders ff We advocate for the essential value of the arts on campus and beyond

We respect, advocate, and fully promote the diversity and inclusivity of artistic expression and its important connection and impact on audiences and the community—especially as an agent for cultural competency. We remain steadfast in our mission to embrace all members of our diverse community and are committed to educate using guiding principles and values such as civil discourse and freedom of speech as integral components to create, exhibit, perform, and showcase art.



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BY THE NUMBERS The UW–Madison Arts Institute provides a number of resources to its community and campus partners. The following facts and figures highlight achievements during the 2016-2017 academic year.


Guest artists brought to campus

133 14,075+

Faculty & staff affiliates




Attended, followed, and participated in Arts Institute-specific programs

Number of campus and community partners we supported


Includes 14,075 social media followers and 12,815 YouTube viewers


64 45 +


Students Events

As part of the Madison Early Music Festival and Wisconsin Film Festival

The Studio: Creative Arts Community

Social media followers

Media mentions

Pictured, The Studio residents at the Welcome Event. Photo by Aliza Rand.



Amount distributed to 4 students and 5 faculty/ staff as part of the Arts Institute’s Awards in the Creative Arts



Million The 2016 economic impact report of the Wisconsin Film Festival – determined by the Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau



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DIRECTOR’S RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS Director John Baldacchino is sought after for his expertise in art education as well as his academic and visual arts background. Below are the invited panels, presentations, and professional development opportunities along with academic journals, papers, and essays he has been involved in from 2016-2017. Under Dr. Baldacchino’s leadership, the Arts Institute will continue to seek collaborative arts research opportunities.

Invited Panels & Presentations: European Conference on Educational Research Leading Education August 23-26, 2016 | Dublin, Ireland This international conference created an inclusive platform for initiating, reporting, discussing, and promoting high quality educational research. Baldacchino virtually presented “Busoni and Boccioni: Artists, radicals, and teachers of Modernism.”

Critically Mediterranean Symposium

National Art Educators Association (NAEA) Convention

November 3-5, 2016 | Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

March 2-3, 2017 | New York City, New York

At this interdisciplinary symposium, that featured leading international critics in conversation on new directions in Mediterranean Studies, Baldacchino presented his chapter “Resemblance, Choice, and the Hidden: Mediterranean Aesthetics and the Political ‘Logics’ of an Uncolonial Subjective Economy” as part of a panel discussion.

5th Encounter on Practices of Research in the Arts Education (EPRAE) February 9-10, 2017 | University of Porto, Porto, Portugal Baldacchino presented “Escapologies: Art as an exit pedagogy” at this international meeting, where doctoral students presented their research along with art education teachers.

The NAEA is the leading professional membership organization for visual arts educators. Baldacchino introduced the forthcoming International Encyclopedia of Art & Design Education, of which he was a contributing editor, presented an overview, and discussed its uses as a resource for advocacy, policy, and practice.

Global Inequality, Global Education, Educational Policy Studies Annual Conference April 7, 2017 | University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin In the panel discussion “Interventions in Inequality,” Baldacchino presented “An equality that excludes: Art, education and the dialectic of emancipation.”

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European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) Annual Conference July 5-7, 2017 | Central Saint Martins, London, United Kingdom Lecturers from higher arts education institutions across Europe and beyond gathered to examine elasticity in teaching and learning through the lenses of curiosity, hybridity, research, and social change. Baldacchino co-presented with Jeremy Diggle “Doing art’s elastic narrative(s): Risk and unlearning as art’s pedagogical practice.” In addition, Arts Institute staff Kate Hewson and Marina Kelly co-presented “Collaborative Art-Making/Intentional Community: How a transdisciplinary, experiential, integrated arts curriculum promotes elasticity in teaching and learning.”

Chapters, Academic Journals, Papers & Art Catalogue Essays: “Weak subjects: On art’s art of forgetting. An interview with John Baldacchino.” Interviewed by Gert Biesta. Arts, Artists and Pedagogy. Chris Naughton et al (eds.) London Routledge. 2017. “The travails of criticality: Understanding Peter McLaren’s revolutionary vocation.” An article review of Peter McLaren, Pedagogy of Insurrection. Policy Futures in Education. Policy Futures in Education 0(0) 1–16. DOI: 10.1177/1478210317719813. 2017. “Freedom, aesthetics, and the agôn of living in Maxine Greene’s philosophy.” Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, 39:1, 18-38, DOI: 10.1080/10714413.2017.1262153. 2017.

“Art’s Ped(ago)gies: Education is not art. Art is not education.” In Jagodzinsky, J. (ed), What is Art Education? Essays after Deleuze & Guattari. Palgrave Macmillan. 2017. “Our Sea.” Catalogue Essay for Lampara: A Visual Arts Project and Exhibition by Gilbert Calleja, European Commission, Berlaymont Buildings, Brussels. June 2017. “Concrete abstraction.” Catalogue Essay for After Illusion. Exhibition featuring 6 progressive abstract painters Niamh Collins, Jeremy Diggle, Tony Plant, Clare Wardham, Simon Williams & Iain Robertston. Penwith Gallery, Cornwall. April 1-29, 2017. “Pretext: the unknown.” Catalogue Essay for BIG TEN(T) UW–Madison Alumni Artist Showcase. University of Wisconsin–Madison, School of Education Gallery. October 12-December 16, 2016.

Pictured, John Baldacchino at the New Arts Venture Challenge, photo by Aliza Rand; ELIA Academy conference participants, photo by Cesare De Giglio.


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AWARDS IN THE CREATIVE ARTS Each year the Arts Institute recognizes students, faculty, and staff achievements, and professional service along with providing support for future creative endeavors and research. With the assistance of the Arts Awards Review Committee, nine outstanding students, faculty, and staff were recognized for awards for a total of $86,000. In addition, three residents of The Studio were also recognized. A ceremony was held at the Education Building on May 9, 2017 to celebrate the accomplishments of these recipients and other arts recipients of major campus awards. Donors that support the awards include Emily Mead Baldwin, the Joyce J. and Gerald A. Bartell family, Suzanne and Roberto Freund, the Bassett and Evjue Foundations, Lyman S.V. Judson and Ellen Mackechnie Judson, Emily McKay and Ruth and Hartley Barker, and Duane and Susan Tirschel.

Thank you to this year’s committee: Associate Professor Kate Corby, Dance Department (committee chair); Associate Professor Mary Hark, Design Studies Department; Professor Mark Hetzler, Mead Witter School of Music; and Matt Mauk, Art Department (graduate student representative). For information contact: Sarah Chapeau | Assistant to the Director Photos Video

Pictured, Awards in the Creative Arts honorees and guests. Photos by Aliza Rand.

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Student Achievement


The Studio – Creative Arts Research Based Award

Joyce J. and Gerald A. Bartell Award in the Arts

y Mackenzie Berry y Devin McDonald

Department of English: Creative Writing Program The Studio – Creative Arts Service Based Award


Jasmine Kiah (with Mackenzie Berry) Department of Communication Arts & Department of Theatre and Drama


Ron Kuka Faculty Associate and Coordinator of the Department of English: Creative Writing Program Edna Wiechers Arts in Wisconsin Award Professor Aristotle Georgiades Art Department


Faculty Research Emily Mead Baldwin Award in the Creative Arts

David and Edith Sinaiko Frank Graduate Fellowship for a Woman in the Arts


Allison Roberts Art Department

Professor Lisa Gralnick Art Department

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Professor Beverly Taylor Mead Witter School of Music


Liz Anna Kozik Design Studies Department

Arts Institute Creative Arts Award

Lyman S.V. Judson & Ellen Mackechnie Judson Student Award in the Creative Arts John Hallett (Graduate) Art Department


Lyndsay Lewis (Undergraduate) Dance Department


Professor T.L. Solien Art Department



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NEW ARTS VENTURE CHALLENGE The UW–Madison New Arts Venture Challenge is a campus-wide student competition, open to all majors, designed to encourage new thinking and innovative ideas. Individuals and teams submitted a developed proposal for an arts event, exhibition, series, commercial venture, or other artistic project. The top four teams were invited to participate in the final round, where jurors (all active in the local arts scene) evaluated proposals. Judging for the final round, held in conjunction with the Business Plan Competition at the Wisconsin School of Business, was open to the public and took place on April 28, 2017 in the Plenary Room, Grainger Hall. The Arts Institute funded all prizes awarded to the finalists.

Jurors: Jeff Breisach | Manager of Individual Giving for Madison Symphony Orchestra; Bolz Center for Arts Administration alumnus Daniel Grabois | Professor Horn, UW–Madison Mead Witter School of Music; Wisconsin Brass

Quintet member; Curator of SoundWaves; Meridian Arts Ensemble member Norma Sober | retired arts administrator; former Director of Outreach at Madison Civic Center; former Director of Development and Education at Madison Repertory Theatre

2017 winners: 1st Prize Finalist ($2,000) Art En Route Yusi “Katie” Liu and Alexandra Polach Connecting literary works with visual art on public transportation. Creative writers and visual artists collaborate to create unique commissioned works of art which will be photographed and printed on exterior wraps on Madison Metro Transit buses. Original works will also be shown in an exhibition.

2nd Prize Finalists ($500) Cosmos Kai Rasmussen Clothing line that connects scientific research, flowers, space flight, and art. The socially responsible fashion line will also come with a note explaining certain aspects of spaceflight and astrobotany.

Pictured, New Arts Venture Challenge winners and judges. Photo by Aliza Rand.

Makers and Their Tools: Tharu People Julia Fillingame, Luisa Fernanda Garcia-Gomez, and Erin E. Tenderholt Traveling exhibition featuring an indigenous group in Nepal with their stories and cultural crafts presented through an artistic lens. Artisan products will also be available for sale during the exhibition. NO EXIT Brittany Graham, John P. Drescher, and Sruthi Suresan Avant-garde audience-centered theatrical experience based on the play No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre. Audience members will find themselves going through an immersive ‘hell’ via various mental and physical experiences. For information contact: Kate Hewson | Assistant Director for Academic Programs Photos

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THE STUDIO: Creative Arts Community

The Studio is a residential learning community located in Sellery Hall for incoming first-year students with expressed interest in the arts, including the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI) First Wave scholars. The Studio is co-sponsored by the Division of University Housing; the Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement; and the Arts Institute. The Studio offers residents access to art and performance spaces as well as programming directed toward their interests in a range of arts and design disciplines. Students take advantage of opportunities to use their artistic skills to serve the community as a whole through projects, collaborations, and exhibitions. In addition, The Studio provides numerous opportunities for residents to attend cultural events both on campus and in the community. Residents participated in a 1-credit course, “Mapping Your Creative Practice,” in the fall and in a production class, “The Studio Presents...,” in the spring.

created a limited-edition print run, facilitated by Faisal Abdu’Allah. Additionally, The Studio funds two to three Creative Arts Awards each year (this year’s donors were secured by the Arts Institute). Faisal Abdu’Allah and Marina Kelly provide mentorship around the research/service elements of the projects. For information contact:

2016-17 Event Highlights: Over 45 arts and culture events ff The Studio welcome and reunion ff Community dinners ff Cross College advising workshop for creatives ff “Project Thrift” fashion event

Faisal Abdu’Allah | Faculty Director

ff Alumni-led creative workshops

ff Boyz II Men, Cashmere Cat, and Madison Symphony Orchestra performances

Marina Kelly | Coordinator

ff Visual and performing arts showcases


ff Line Breaks Festival contribution


ff “Mend & Swap” event with local artist Bird Ross

This year, residents also participated in OMAI’s Line Breaks Festival by creating and sharing one of a kind gifts for audience members featuring words, phrases, and imagery chosen by the student artists. Spring seminar students also

Pictured, The Studio residents, performances, and activities. Photos by Aliza Rand.


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INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS RESIDENCY PROGRAM Funded by the Cluster Hire Initiative through the Office of the Provost, the Arts Institute’s Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program (IARP) brings innovative, world-class artists to campus for semester-long residencies sponsored by two or more departments. While in residence, artists teach an interdisciplinary course, present public events, and participate in community outreach. The program gives students exposure to working artists, provides course credit, and strengthens programmatic ties among individual departments, programs, and other campus and community arts entities.

For information contact: Emily Lewis | Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program Coordinator

Pictured, Peter Krsko’s installation at Birge Hall. Photo by Aliza Rand.

Sponsors/supporters for the fall 2016 and spring 2017 residencies included:

Meeta Mastani (fall 2016) The UW–Madison Arts Institute presented and the Department of Art History hosted the Meeta Mastani residency with Professor Henry Drewal as lead faculty. Co-sponsors included the departments of Art and Design Studies, the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, and the Center for South Asia.

Peter Krsko (spring 2017) The UW–Madison Arts Institute presented Peter Krsko’s residency with the Department of Biological Systems Engineering as host and Professor Sundaram Gunasekaran as lead faculty. Co-sponsors included the departments of Art, Design Studies, and Physics. Community partners included the Wormfarm Institute and Olbrich Botanical Gardens.

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FALL 2016 | MEETA MASTANI Meeta Mastani is an internationally known print/ dye artist, design specialist, and community development advocate. For 25 years, she has worked at the intersection of sustainable development, culture, craft, arts, and retail, helping to generate livelihoods for marginalized individuals and communities. She works with artisans across India and serves on the boards of several craft and development organizations. Through Bindaas Unlimited, a sustainable, fair trade textile and craft business, she focuses on reinterpreting traditional craft and art for urban and international markets.

Guest artists included: ff Lakshmi Narayan Kadambi ff Sarah K Khan ff Meghana Jain Singh

Residency Activity While in residence, Meeta Mastani taught a 3-credit studio course titled “Tactile Textiles From 2D to 3D,” where students learned the art of printing and dyeing in non-toxic colors, the global artistry of draping, and the histories of ancient craft traditions in South Asia. The students’ final textile projects for the course were

displayed in Tactile Textiles: Colors and Culture at the Madison Public Library. The opening of this exhibition coincided with The Bubbler’s Night Light program and featured two performances of “Rubedo,” a collaborative dance piece created by Li Chiao-Ping Dance in response to Meeta’s work. In addition to her course, Meeta held two “Food and Color: Creating Images with Henna” workshops, one with her students and the public and one with UW–Madison’s The Studio: Creative Arts Community. Other public events included artist talks with Khan and Kadambi, a wood print workshop at Madison Children’s Museum with Singh, and Meeta’s “Hand-Crafted Entrepreneurship” presented with Bolz Center for Arts Administration, Wisconsin BBA, and Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Wisconsin School of Business. Additionally, Meeta, Khan, Kadambi, and Henry Drewal presented the panel, “Decay and Resilience in the Indian Arts and Craft Sector with a Focus on Textiles,” at the Annual Conference on South Asia. Photos Video

Pictured, Top to Bottom: Meeta Mastani and student at “Food and Color: Creating Images with Henna” event; students’ critique; and final event as part of Tactile Textiles: Colors and Culture. Photos by Aliza Rand.


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SPRING 2017 | PETER KRSKO Peter Krsko is a bioinspired artist who creates collaborative and community public art, such as sculptures and murals, inspired by biological concepts of diversity, differentiation, participation, and co-ownership. He develops STEAM-based lesson plans for schools, summer camps, after-school programs, and correctional facilities. His sculptural installations mimic the structure and form of natural entities as well as the dynamics and laws of interactions among members of the ecosystems.

Guest artists included: ff Katie Schofield ff Dan Steinhilber

Residency Activity While in residence, Krsko taught a 3-credit studio course titled “Zoethica: Bioinspired Art and Science.” Krsko guided students to observe natural materials, organisms, and systems at micro-, meso- and macroscopic levels. During this process, students analyzed artistic and scientific approaches to studying nature and developed novel materials and systems based on natural concepts. For the course, students created their own bioinspired art for Zoethica exhibitions at

the Wormfarm Institute’s Woolen Mill Gallery in Reedsburg and at Olbrich Botanical Gardens (the opening was part of Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s spring Gallery Night). In conjunction with their final projects, students created STEAM lesson plans as part of, where teachers and students can create their own versions of the work. During the residency, students engaged with guest artists, Katie Schofield and Dan Steinhilber. Schofield also presented a workshop at the Woolen Mill Gallery and participated in an artist talk with Krsko for UW–MANIAC at the School of Human Ecology. Krsko presented his work with UW–Madison students in talks at various venues including the Art Department’s Visiting Artist Colloquium and the Discovery Building, co-hosted by the Delta Program in Research, Teaching, and Learning; the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation; and the NSF funded Materials Research Science and Engineering Center. Krsko also exhibited sculptures on campus at Birge Hall and the Discovery Building during his residency. Photos Video

Pictured, Top to Bottom: Workshop with Peter Krsko and Katie Schofield; Student installation at Zoethica exhibition at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Peter Krsko and Katie Schofield as part of the Zoethica at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Photos by Aliza Rand.


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WISCONSIN FILM FESTIVAL The Arts Institute, in partnership with the Department of Communication Arts, held the 19th annual Wisconsin Film Festival on March 31-April 6, 2017. The highly-regarded programming staff of Cinematheque, as well as Arts Institute staff, and contracted film programmers curated this year’s films, which ranged from short to featurelength and represented a wide range of genres and filmmaking styles from around the world. In addition, the Wisconsin’s Own category featured films and filmmakers from our state. This year, the Festival shone a spotlight on Wisconsin’s Own by presenting four short titles to comprise the opening night program at the Barrymore Theatre. This program played to an audience of over 700 people. In the weeks leading up the Festival, film trailers were previewed at the “First Look at the Fest” event held at Sundance Cinemas and at a series of “Sneak Peek” events at various branches of the Madison Public Library. In addition to the film screenings themselves, attendees were able to interact with filmmakers attending the Festival,

through post-screening Q&A sessions, panel discussions, and “after hours” Afterglow events. Some of the more prominent guests of the Festival this year included actor/writer/producer Nick Offerman, who spent a full day screening four of his recent projects, and director Terence Davies who was here with his most recent film, A Quiet Passion. To cultivate a new generation of cinema enthusiasts, the Festival offered the 3rd annual Big Screens, Little Folks series, increasing the number of sponsored K-12 school field trips along with the partnership with World Cinema Day. The Festival also engaged with the American Family Children’s Hospital to show a selection of films to patients at the hospital. In addition, the Festival launched the Screens for Teens programming. For information contact: Ben Reiser | Wisconsin Film Festival Program Coordinator | Photos Videos

Venues: Chazen Museum of Art (Campus) Cinematheque in Vilas Hall (Campus) Marquee at Union South (Campus) Barrymore Theatre Sundance Cinemas

Key highlights: ff 140 films screened ff 159 screenings ff 40 Wisconsin’s Own films ff 188 volunteers (total 2,160 hours) ff 2,522 students, teachers, and chaperones on field trips ff 70 film industry guests ff 29,294 total attendance

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Wisconsin’s Own Golden Badger Awards: Cliff, Superfan! | Diane Moy Quon Daedalus and Icarus | Luke Bassuener and Crestwood Elementary School 4th Graders Lingua Absentia | Kate Raney and Jeremy Bessoff

Steep & Brew Audience Awards: Audience Favorite Narrative Feature My Life as a Zucchini | Claude Barras Audience Favorite Documentary Feature STEP | Amanda Lipitz Audience Favorite Restoration/Rediscovery One Potato, Two Potato | Larry Peerce

Audience Favorite Shorts Program Portraits and Pictures from Wisconsin’s Own Audience Favorite Big Screens, Little Folks Selection Heidi | Alain Gsponer

Pictured, Clockwise from Top: Special guests Nick Offerman, Marc Basch, and Brett Haley with Wisconsin Film Festival programmer Jim Healy; audience viewing; Jim Healy and guest artist Terence Davies; and some winners of the Golden Badger Awards. Photos by Aliza Rand.


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BIG SCREENS, LITTLE FOLKS School Matinees and Field Trips Big Screens, Little Folks hosted 2,522 students, teachers, and chaperones from over 20 schools during the four days of student matinees at the Festival. The K-2 shorts program, Shorter and Sweeter, was shown on seven screens and the Grade 3-5 feature film, Mr. Frog (the Netherlands) was shown on five screens. World Cinema Day screened the film Parting (Afghanistan/Iran) for 250 students and teachers as part of the Festival.

Workshops The Festival offered three workshops in conjunction with public Big Screens, Little Folks screenings on April 1. The “Stop Motion Animation Workshop”, in partnership with the Madison Public Library and the Glendale Elementary film program was offered twice and gave children and adults the opportunity to create a short-animated sequence. “The Frogs!” Workshop provided amphibian information and crafts after the screening of Mr. Frog. Following the screening of The Owl and Bear, families

created get well cards for young patients at the American Family Children’s Hospital. Although the film was not part of Big Screens, Little Folks programming, the workshop was family friendly, and many children participated.

American Family Children’s Hospital During the Wisconsin Film Festival, the Arts Institute worked with American Family Children’s Hospital to screen animated films featured in the Big Screens, Little Folks series. Patients and their families were able to watch a 24/7 loop of seven short films from around the world while in the comfort of their own room. Activity booklets and parent guides were also provided. Support from UW Health, Unity Health Insurance, and Child Life Services and Clinical Engineering were instrumental in the success of this new and ongoing partnership.


Photos, Top to Bottom: a young film fan; school field trip attendees; “Stop Motion Animation Workshop”

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SCREENS FOR TEENS About 1,800 students, educators, and community members participated in the pilot Screens for Teens: Film Outreach program between October 2016 and February 2017. In 2016-17, Screens for Teens brought the award-winning film Rwanda & Juliet, educational materials, and an in-person or Skype Q&A with director Ben Proudfoot to six academic institutions during the academic year.

2016-2017 Venues: October 6 | Wayland Academy campus, Beaver Dam

Filmmaker Ben Proudfoot noted from his experiences during post-screening Q&A sessions with students:

October 7 | Appleton North High School, Appleton

“What’s amazing to witness is that many times, the high school students who are watching their Rwandan contemporaries on screen are being exposed to the full, personal story of the Rwandan Genocide for the first time. So we feel a huge weight not only to spark further reading on the subject, but more broadly to showcase the adventure, purpose, and importance of impassioned academic pursuit. The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a perfect partner for this endeavor.”

November 17 | Wisconsin High School Theatre Festival, UW–Stevens Point

October 8 | Chazen Museum of Art, Madison

December 8 | Sheboygan North High School, Sheboygan February 10 | East High School, Madison


Pictured, Top to Bottom: Screens for Teens attendees; students from Appleton North High School; and Ben Proudfoot, Director of Rwanda & Juliet. Photos by Aliza Rand.


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Key highlights: ff 7 concerts ff 1 dance event ff 10 lectures ff 18 work-study students ff 98 workshop participants ff 37 guest artists, faculty, and lecturers ff $4,170 raised at fundraiser ff 2,720 Festival attendees

The Arts Institute, in partnership with the Mead Witter School of Music, held the 18th annual Madison Early Music Festival (MEMF) from July 8-15, 2017. MEMF was created in 1999 to provide an opportunity for musicians, scholars, teachers, students, and music enthusiasts to study medieval, Renaissance, and baroque music in its social, cultural, and political contexts. A program of the Arts Institute since 2015, MEMF also presents concerts by acclaimed artists who specialize in historically inspired performance of early music.

on workshops and lectures. As the capstone of the week, participants performed with awardwinning faculty for the MEMF All-Festival Concert, “Iberian Tapestry: Music and Conquest from the Spanish Golden Age.”

This year’s Madison Early Music Festival, Quixotic Musical Treasures from the Golden Age of Spain, celebrated 400 years of the novel Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes through the weeklong workshop and concert series. To kick-off the 2017 season, a fundraiser was held in May where 75 attendees enjoyed an evening of Spanish tapas and music.

ff The Daphna Mor and Kane Mathis Duo with Eylem Basaldi and Shane Shanahan

Nearly 100 participants came together for a week of music, history, and culture exploring the hands-

On the public side, 2,720 people attended lectures and concerts; and more attended the popular dance event. Featured artists included: ff Piffaro, The Renaissance Band with guest artists from The Rose Ensemble ff Xavier Díaz-Latorre

ff Sonnambula For information contact: Sarah Marty | Madison Early Music Festival Program Coordinator Photos Video

Pictured, Participants in the Quixote in Hamburg workshop. Photo by Aliza Rand.

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SHAKESPEARE IN WISCONSIN 2016 In 2016, the world celebrated the 400-year legacy of William Shakespeare. To commemorate this milestone, the Wisconsin State Legislature passed a resolution recognizing Shakespeare’s impact on society. The University of Wisconsin– Madison Libraries, the Arts Institute, and the Chazen Museum of Art were leaders in the year-long initiative referred to as Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016. Together with partners across the state, Shakespeare in Wisconsin included performances, lectures, exhibits, and interdisciplinary educational opportunities for people of all ages. In October 2016, the Arts Institute along with Wisconsin Union Theater and the Department of Theatre and Drama brought American Players Theatre (APT) co-founders, Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso to Wisconsin to perform their two-character performance piece, The Pleasure of His Company: Our Love Affair with William Shakespeare and the First Folio, which they also wrote. The October 21 performance was a prelude to the Folger Shakespeare Library’s

Pictured, Top to Bottom: Anne Ochiogrosso and Randall Duk Kim performing; audience; and masterclass. Photos by Aliza Rand.

national exhibition of an original edition of the First Folio (the 1623 collection of Shakespeare’s plays, which scholars cite as the most authentic and reliable versions) at the Chazen Museum of Art from November 3–December 11, 2016. The performance combined the couple’s signature dramatic scenes, a retrospective of the founding of APT and served as a stunning tribute to the First Folio. This debut, enjoyed by over 1,000 people in the Wisconsin Union Theater’s Shannon Hall, was recorded by Hinckley Productions for Wisconsin Public Television’s University Place series. Their visit included leading a masterclass for Theatre and Drama students, which was also open to the public. Additional supporters included the Anonymous Fund and the Brittingham Fund. Photos


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GALLERY GUIDE Since its inception in 2015, the Gallery and Curation Committee has advised several arts ventures, connecting them with the departments and resources they need to thrive. This year, with the support of the Provost, DoIT, and Arts Institute staff, the committee contributed to the creation of both the printed Gallery Guide in the spring of 2017 and the online Gallery Guide, which goes live for the fall 2017 semester. Both the printed and the online versions include over 30 galleries. The interactive website, which began as a discussion of unmet campus art needs, will serve student artists as well as gallery visitors,

Pictured, Gallery Guide brochure cover, design by Cathy Sheets.

including donors, prospective students, and members of the community. Artists will have access to detailed submission guidelines, highresolution images of available spaces, and contact information for galleries. New or lesserknown exhibition space on campus will receive more public exposure from this online traffic. The website is available through the Arts Institute at The committee also played a role in bringing the exhibition The Memory Project to campus, which will be at the Ruth Davis Design Gallery during the fall semester 2017.

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Arts on Campus is the gateway to arts units, events, and news on campus. During the spring and the summer of 2017, the Arts on Campus website underwent a major redesign to highlight arts-related academic units as part of the charge to bolster campus arts recruitment initiatives. The website launched in July 2017, and also includes arts and humanities events, resources, and opportunities on campus and in the greater arts community. The External Relations wing of the Arts Institute proudly served the following units listed below in the areas of design, publicity, promotion, videography, photography, eblasts, and/or poster distribution during the 2016-17 academic year. Many of them also received extensive social media coverage. 4W Symposium (Women & Wellbeing in

Design Studies Department/Ruth Davis

Wisconsin & the World)

Design Gallery*

The Pleasure of His Company: Our Love Affair with William Shakespeare and the

Alumni Association

Threads: Ensemble Fashion Show

Wisconsin Film Festival preview

First Year Experience

Rwanda & Juliet film on tour


Fest Festflix & Chill

Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016 overview

Art Department*

Sunburst Fair

#WheresWill campaign

Gallery Committee

Summer Arts Program Marketing*

Art History*

Center for the Humanities*

Too Much Sauce exhibition

Defining Bosch Today: A Lecture by


University Opera*

Larry Silver

Mead Witter School of Music*

University Theatre*

Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI)*

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

MFA Open Studios

Holy Mountain: Icons from Mount Athos – Photographs by Frank Horlbeck

Line Breaks Festival

First Folio


Bolz Center for Arts Administration

Passing the Mic Festival

Stupid F*cking Bird

Reflections on 40 Years as a Professional

Center for Visual Cultures*

Bolz Center Collegium 2016: The Psychology of Philanthropy Through the

Artist: The Life and Times of Juan de

Wisconsin Science Festival

Advanced Study of Donor Motivation

Marcos González

Wisconsin Union (WUD & Theater)*

Chazen Museum of Art*

Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016*


First Folio! The Book that Gave Us

*Events were also included in the monthly

Cool Science Image Contest

Shakespeare & Presenting Shakespeare

Dance Department*

90th Anniversary Festival

Pictured, website homepage promoting arts across campus; 2017 Cool Science Image Contest exhibition poster, design by Cathy Sheets.

Arts on Campus Isthmus ad.


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Media Mentions

In 2016, the Arts Institute strategically leveraged its relationship with Isthmus to broker an annual advertising contract to benefit the arts and humanities programs at UW–Madison. Arts units submit a public event they would like to feature in a full color, full-page ad on the first Thursday of each month.

The following outlets produced over 150 articles, interviews, or blogs in response to stories pitched by the External Relations staff:


A P R I L 201 7 FILM


Wisconsin Film Festival Sundance Cinema 430 N Midvale Blvd Hours Vary

Join us for the last day of the largest university-managed film festival in the nation. $8–10 M U LT I - M E D I A PERFORMANCE



APRIL 13–30


The Underpants

UW Concert Choir with Cellist Matt Haimovitz

Ronald F. Mitchell Theatre Vilas Hall, 821 University Ave Days and Hours Vary

Mills Hall, Humanities Building 455 N Park St 8:00 pm – Fri

Steve Martin brings his comic genius and sophisticated literary style to Carl Sternheim’s classic 1910 farce. $10–20

APRIL 26–30

90th Anniversary Festival


APRIL 14–23

Design 2017: Juried Design Concepts from Across Campus Ruth Davis Design Gallery School of Human Ecology 1300 Linden Drive Days and Hours Vary

Juried exhibition features student work in any field of design taught at UW–Madison, including graphic design, interior architecture, landscape design, fashion design, textiles, multi-media or 3D printing.

Locations Vary Days and Hours Vary

Join us in celebrating Margaret H’Doubler’s remarkable achievement, establishing the first Dance degree program in higher education. Festival includes 6 alumni concerts, 20 master classes, 8 panels/presentations, IATECH Gallery exhibit, Dance on Screen, lecture by renowned dance scholar Janice Ross, receptions and more. FREE


APRIL 11–16

Line Breaks Festival





Overture Center for the Arts 201 State St Hours Vary – Tue-Sun

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

This annual festival is presented by the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives and features solo and ensemble works of dance, music and film by students (including First Wave) and guest artists. April 11 at the Chazen Museum of Art.

Wisconsin Union Theater 800 Langdon St 8:00 pm – Sat



One of the most multifaceted groups in any genre, the quartet brings a new energy to the stage with music from bluegrass to Bach, Baroque, flamenco, rock and new-age contemporary. $10–48

New Arts Venture Challenge Plenary Room, Grainger Hall Wisconsin School of Business 975 University Ave 1:30 pm – Fri

Four finalists will present their entrepreneurial proposals for an arts exhibition, series, commercial venture or other artistic project to the public. A judging panel will award grant money to each finalist group to implement their proposal. FREE

Detailed Calendar | Parking | Ticketing

Cellist Matt Haimovitz, known for the Bach Cello Suites as well as contemporary works, will perform “Après moi, le deluge” by composer Luna Pearl Woolf, plus a premiere by UW’s Laura Schwendinger. $5–15 EXHIBITION


Middle Child: Photographs by Alex Orellana

Peter Krsko Arts Institute’s Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence Krsko is a bioinspired artist whose approach combines science and art. EXHIBITION AND WORKSHOP


28 E Main St Reedsburg, WI Various Hours

Orellana is the winner of 2017 Chazen Museum Prize for Outstanding MFA Student and their work is based on non binary gender identity. Opening reception on April 27 from 5:00-7:00 pm.

View Krsko’s latest exhibition (through May 31) and join guest artist Katie Schofield for a workshop.



Threads: Ensemble Madison Masonic Center 301 Wisconsin Ave 4:00 & 7:00 pm – Sun

The Threads Fashion Show is an annual celebration showcasing student work from the Textiles and Fashion Design Program in the School of Human Ecology at UW–Madison. $10–35

To keep people informed of the wide range of UW–Madison arts and humanities events, the Arts Institute sends out e-communications to subscribers and posts on social media outlets.

Wormfarm Institute

Chazen Museum of Art 750 University Ave Hours Vary (Closed Mon)


Digital Media



UW–MANIAC talk 3245 Nancy Nicholas Hall School of Human Ecology 1300 Linden Drive 9:00 am – Wed

Peter Krsko and visiting artist Katie Schofield will present an artist talk as part of the UW–MANIAC talk series. FREE

Arts Institute/Arts on Campus: E-Communications: 67,960 subscribers @uwmadisonarts: 4,115 views: 9,060 Madison Early Music Festival: E-Communications: 1,770 subscribers @madisonearly: 1,045 Wisconsin Film Festival: E-Communications: 13,660 @wifilmfest: 8,915 views: 3,755

Baraboo News Republic Badger Herald, The Beloit Daily News Brava Magazine Cap City Hues Cap Times, The Chicago Tribune, The College Library Comunidad, La Channel 3000 Cultural Oyster Daily Cardinal, The Green Bay Press-Gazette Indie Wire Inside UW (UW) Isthmus Milwaukee Journal Sentinel LakeFrontRow Madison365 Madison Essentials Magazine Madison Film Forum Madison Magazine Madison Times Observations on Film Art Oshkosh Northwestern

Our Lives Post-Crescent Republican Journal Shepherd Express Tehran Times Thrillist Tomah Journal, The Tone Madison Travel Wisconsin Waunakee Tribune, The We Are Green Bay Weekly, The (UW) Well-Tempered Ear, The Wisconsin Alumni Association (UW) Wisconsin Gazette Wisconsin Public Radio Wisconsin Public Television Wisconsin State Journal WISC TV WKOW – ABC 27 WMSN – FOX 47 WMTV – NBC 15 WORT FM WYOU

Pictured, Top to Bottom: Isthmus cover featuring Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016; Arts on Campus full page ad appearing monthly in Isthmus; Arts on Campus Facebook page.


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Amaud Johnson | Department of English: Creative Writing Program

John Chappell Stowe | Mead Witter School of Music

The Executive Committee is composed of all Arts Institute tenured faculty affiliate members.

Jessica Johnson | Mead Witter School of Music

Jeanne Swack | Mead Witter School of Music

Faisal Abdu’Allah | Art Department

Stephanie Jutt | Mead Witter School of Music

Mary Trotter | Department of English & Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies

Sandra Adell | Department of AfroAmerican Studies

Carolyn Kallenborn | Design Studies Department

Uri Vardi | Mead Witter School of Music

Jennifer Angus | Design Studies Department

Joseph Koykkar | Dance Department Li Chiao-Ping | Dance Department

Johannes Wallmann | Mead Witter School of Music

Ann Archbold | Department of Theatre and Drama

Tom Loeser | Art Department

Jin-Wen Yu | Dance Department

Patricia Boyette | Department of Theatre and Drama Gail Brassard | Department of Theatre and Drama Kelley Conway | Department of Communication Arts: Film Studies Susan Cook | Mead Witter School of Music Kate Corby | Dance Department

Chris Walker | Dance Department

JJ Murphy | Department of Communication Arts: Film Studies

The Steering Committee

Mark Nelson | Design Studies Department

The Steering Committee is a subcommittee to the Executive Committee.

Q. Gene Phillips | Department of Art History Roberto Rengel | Design Studies Department Douglas Rosenberg | Art Department

Thomas Dale | Department of Art History

Norma Saldivar | Department of Theatre and Drama

Teryl Dobbs | Mead Witter School of Music

John Schaffer | Mead Witter School of Music

Jim Escalante | Art Department

Elaine Scheer | Art Department

Aris Georgiades | Art Department

Gail Simpson | Art Department

Lisa Gralnick | Art Department Erica Halverson | Department of Curriculum & Instruction

Patrick Sims | Department of Theatre and Drama & The Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and Climate

John Hitchcock | Art Department

Ahna Skop | Laboratory of Genetics

Lea Jacobs | Department of Communication Arts: Film Studies & The Graduate School

Fred Stonehouse | Art Department

Ann Archbold | Department of Theatre and Drama Susan Cook | Mead Witter School of Music David Furumoto | University Theatre Lea Jacobs | Department of Communication Arts Amaud Johnson | Department of English: Creative Writing Program Michael Jay McClure | Department of Art History JJ Murphy | Department of Communication Arts & Cinematheque Russell Panczenko | Chazen Museum of Art Roberto Rengel | Design Studies Department

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Douglas Rosenberg | Art Department

Gail Simpson | Art Department

Ralph Russo | Wisconsin Union Theater

Jim Stauffer | Department of Theatre and Drama

Sherry Wagner-Henry | Bolz Center for Arts Administration Jin-Wen Yu | Dance Department

The Academic Affairs Committee The Academic Affairs Committee consists of faculty and staff affiliates and student representatives. The committee provides oversight for the Integrated Arts course subject listing and the Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program. Patricia Atwood | Mead Witter School of Music John Baldacchino | Arts Institute

Bridgett Vanderhoof | Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies (graduate student representative) Sherry Wagner-Henry | Bolz Center for Arts Administration

The Gallery and Curation Committee The Gallery and Curation Committee consists of campus visual art presenters supporting and facilitating a greater number and diversity of art shows on campus. Faisal Abdu’Allah | Art Department Thomas Dale | Department of Art History

Kate Corby | Dance Department

Daniel Einstein | Facilities, Planning, and Management

Julie Ganser | Art Department

Marianne Fairbanks | Design Studies Department

Barbara Gerloff | School of Education Dean’s Office

Kate Hewson | Arts Institute

Kate Hewson | Arts Institute

Adriane Melchert | Arts Institute

Amaud Johnson | Department of English: Creative Writing Program & First Wave

Mallory Murphy | Arts Institute

Carolyn Kallenborn | Design Studies Department

Kirstin Pires | Chazen Museum of Art

Emily Lewis | Arts Institute Lindsay Lewis | Dance Department (undergraduate student representative) Gene Phillips | Art History Department

Pictured, Student’s artwork as part of Meeta Mastani’s residency. Photo by Aliza Rand.

David Newell | Ruth Davis Design Gallery Robin Schmoldt | Wisconsin Union Directorate Mark Verstegen | Ruth Davis Design Gallery


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ARTS INSTITUTE PARTNERS & MEMBERSHIPS Since its founding, the Arts Institute has worked closely with various academic departments, schools, institutes, and groups on campus, along with community organizations and media outlets. From co-hosting artists in residence, promoting festivals, and sponsoring events, to donating time and money to our programs, our partners’ roles are highly valued. As a constituted division on campus, we value these relationships and are committed to developing new partnerships and collaborations.

Campus Partners Arts Units Art Department

Department of Art History

Bolz Center for Arts Administration

Department of Communication Arts: Film Studies

Dance Department

Design Studies Department

Department of English: Creative Writing Program

Mead Witter School of Music

Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture

Department of Theatre and Drama

Colleges, Schools, Institutes, Groups & Other Departments 4W: Women & Well-Being in Wisconsin & the World Initiative Institute on Aging College of Agricultural & Life Sciences African Studies Program Department of Afro-American Studies Arboretum Asian American Studies Program Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

Biological Systems Engineering Wisconsin School of Business Campus and Visitor Relations Chazen Museum of Art Cinematheque Department of Community and Environmental Sociology Continuing Studies Cooperative Children’s Book Center Center for East Asian Studies Design Lab Disability Studies Initiative Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement School of Education College of Engineering Department of Gender and Women’s Studies Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic Graduate School Havens Center for Social Justice Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection Department of Horticulture School of Human Ecology Center for the Humanities The Information School Institute for Research in the Humanities Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies International Division International Institute School of Journalism and Mass Communication Kohler Art Library Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program College of Letters & Science Libraries Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture Mead Witter School of Music Department of Mechanical Engineering Department of Medicine School of Medicine and Public Health Middle East Studies Program Mills Music Library Morgridge Center for Public Service Morgridge Institute for Research Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies

Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies School of Pharmacy Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives Office of the Provost Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia Ruth Davis Design Gallery Silver Buckle Press School of Social Work Department of Sociology Center for South Asia Department of Spanish and Portuguese Tandem Press University Bookstore Division of University Housing University Relations University Research Park University Theatre University of Wisconsin Foundation University of Wisconsin Law School University of Wisconsin Press UW Health School of Veterinary Medicine Center for Visual Cultures Wheelhouse Studios WISCIENCE Wisconsin Alumni Association Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium Wisconsin Science Festival Wisconsin Union Directorate Wisconsin Union Theater Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra Writers’ Institute

Community Partners Media Partners Capital Newspapers (The Cap Times & Wisconsin State Journal) La Comunidad News

DoIT, UW Isthmus University Communications Wisconsin Gazette Wisconsin Public Radio Wisconsin Public Television WORT

Community Partners 100state Advocacy Consortium for Entrepreneurs American Players Theatre Appleton North High School Arts Wisconsin Black Star Drum Line Boys & Girls Club of Dane County Breaking Barriers Mentoring, Inc. Centro Hispano Cuicani Cycropia Dane Arts DanzTrad Downtown Madison Inc. Early Music Now Film Wisconsin Forward Marching Band Forward Theater Company Four Seasons Theatre Goodman Community Center Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau Handphibians Henry Vilas Zoo Jolly Giants Latino Chamber of Commerce Latino Professionals Association Limanya Drum and Dance Ensemble Lussier Community Education Center Madison Arts Commission Madison Children’s Museum Madison Circus Space Madison Magnet Madison Metropolitan School District Madison Museum of Contemporary Art Madison Network of Black Professionals Madison Permaculture Group Madison Public Library Madison Symphony Orchestra

Madison Unicyclists Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM) Monona East Side Business Alliance Olbrich Botanical Gardens Open Doors for Refugees Overture Center for the Arts Rootz African Caribbean Dance Rotary Club of Madison Sheboygan North High School Sustain Dane Taliesin Preservation, Inc. Tania Tandia Flamenco Dance Theatre Lila UW–Stevens Point Wayland Academy Wild Rumpus Circus Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters Wisconsin Arts Board Wisconsin Book Festival Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra Wisconsin Health Literacy Wisconsin Historical Society Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce Wisconsin Technology Council

Institutional Memberships Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) Americans for the Arts Arts Wisconsin College Art Association Downtown Madison Inc. European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) Film Festival Alliance (Wisconsin Film Festival) The International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD) Latino Chamber of Commerce Monona East Side Business Alliance Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce

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ARTS INSTITUTE STAFF Office of the Director

Curriculum and Programs

Outreach Programs

John Baldacchino, Director

Kate Hewson, Assistant Director for Academic Programs

Ben Reiser, Wisconsin Film Festival Program Coordinator

Emily Lewis, Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program Coordinator

Terry Kerr, Wisconsin Film Festival Volunteer Coordinator

External Relations

Sarah Marty, Madison Early Music Festival Program Coordinator

Christina Martin-Wright, Associate Director for External Relations

Cheryl Bensman-Rowe, Madison Early Music Festival Co-Artistic Director

Sarah Chapeau, Assistant to the Director

Administration Staci Francis, Associate Director for Administration Lisa Spierer, Assistant Director for Media and Technology Mallory Murphy, Assistant Director for Outreach Programs Anna January, Grants Administrator (started July 2017) Adriane Melchert, Financial Specialist

Cathy Sheets, Art Director Heather Owens, Audience Development & Communications Specialist Kate Lochner, Digital Marketing Specialist Aaron Granat, Videographer Aliza Rand, Photographer Natalie Galles, Student Assistant

The Studio – Creative Arts & Design Learning Community Faisal Abdu’Allah, Creative Arts Community Faculty Director (started January 2017) John Hitchcock, Creative Arts Community Faculty Director (through December 2016) Marina Kelly, Creative Arts Community Coordinator

Pictured, Most of Arts Institute staff (fall 2016). Photo by Aliza Rand.


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2016-2017 CONTRIBUTORS (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017)

The Arts Institute appreciates the support of the many contributors that make our programs and initiatives possible. To help support excellence in arts teaching, research, and public service contact:


MADISON EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL Anonymous Alan Attie & Jean Feraca John & Margaret Barker Cheryl Bensman-Rowe & Paul Rowe Gary & Janet Berkenstock Robert Blitzke & Jane Grogan Anna Bourdeau Earlyn Bowles Don & Carola Breckbill Dale Bruhn Susan Carson Linda & Keith Clifford Nicholas Damiano Neal Deunk Rosemary M. Dorney Michael & Christina Drouet Stephanie & Roy Elkins Sandra Erickson M. Renee & Timothy Farley Wendy Fearnside & Bruce Meier Karen & Gregory Fischer David & Nancy Good Ruth & Don Guthrie

Joan & A. Richard Harmet Karen & Douglas Hill Honeysuckle Music Kathleen Hornemann William & Kathryn Hoyt Frances Ingebritson Beverly Inman Monica Jaehnig & William Schrader Cynthia & Andrew Johnson Benjamin Johnston Joan Kimball Noel & Steve Klapper Roderic & Diana Lakes Jennifer & James Lattis Abigail Loomis & Franklin Court Annette & Peter Mahler Barbara Martin Thomas & Lynne Martin-Erickson Jeri Matteson-Hughes & Charles Hughes Frederic & Mary Mohs Stefanie Moritz & Vincel Jenkins Thomas Neujahr & Julie Underwood Karen Owen Peter Panfili Stanley Payne Ernest Peterson Nick Petros Nicholas & Carol Pollis Dianne Sattinger Toby Stephen Schlein

Carol & Dean Schroeder Andrew Sigel Reeves Smith & Glenna Carter Louis & Elsbeth Solomon Glenn Steffen Ralph & Melba Stockhausen Mary Stoffel Charles Sullivan Donald Terao Molly Rose Teuke Maxine Triff Jane Vea & Barry Owens Judith Walker Jane & Glenn Watts Jim & Betty Westgard Robert Wiemken Max Yount

WISCONSIN FILM FESTIVAL Café Porta Alba* Center for European Studies Department of Asian Languages and Cultures Department of Community and Environmental Sociology Department of German, Nordic and Slavic Department of Spanish and Portuguese Diane Reiser Goethe Institute Green Owl Café*

Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program (LACIS) La Comunidad News* Lyman & Kathryn Lyons Middle East Studies Program Tyson Mueller Terra Incognita Art Series Thomas & Helen Voell

$500-999 MADISON EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL Dane County Arts Board Diann & J. Michael Allsen Anonymous Chelcy Bowles John Devereux & Lynn Harmet Robert & Wendy Erb James & Ina Heup Marika & William Hoyt Judyth & Richard Swingen Anton Ten Wolde & Marcia Smith Patrick & Kathleen Wall Patricia Weiler University Lectures Committee

WISCONSIN FILM FESTIVAL African Studies Program Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS)

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Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia Center for South Asia Cork n’ Bottle* Marie Christine Kohler Fellows @ WID Monty’s Blue Plate Diner* Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies Summit Credit Union Wildwood Productions* Wisconsin Distributors (Stella Artois)*

$1,000-$4,999 ARTS INSTITUTE Susan & Duane Tirschel

MADISON EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL Carol Adams Anonymous Dane Arts Alan & Katharine Muirhead Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies (LACIS) Cyril W. Nave Fund Mead Witter School of Music* Ellen & Howard Schwartz William Stark Jones Foundation



Concourse Hotel* CUNA Mutual Group Dotty Dumpling’s Dowry* Dutch Culture USA Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau Heavy Visuals* Hilldale Hilton Madison Monona Terrace* The Livingston Inn* Madison Community Foundation Madison Public Library Open Doors for Refugees UW School of Medicine and Public Health UW Health & Unity Insurance Wisconsin Public Radio Wisconsin Public TV

Anonymous Fund Café Hollander* Park Hotel* Steep & Brew (cash & in-kind)

$5,000-$9,999 ARTS INSTITUTE

$10,000-$49,999 MADISON EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL William J. Wartmann Endowment Jane Graff Bequest Fund HISPANEX Grant

WISCONSIN FILM FESTIVAL The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co. (cash & in-kind) SSM Health Isthmus


Anonymous Fund



*in-kind donation

Anonymous Fund Evjue Foundation Inc.

AMC/Sundance Madison

Thank you to all financial and in-kind partners.


Pictured on opposite page, Clockwise from Top: Wisconsin Film Festival – Nick Offerman Day; Madison Early Music Festival All-Festival Final Concert; Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence, Peter Krsko; Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso performing during Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016; First Wave students and current The Studio residents at Line Breaks Festival; Welcome Reception for John Baldacchino; and Meeta Mastani’s final Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program event. Photos by Aliza Rand.

Pictured on the front cover: Peter Krsko installation at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Photo by Aliza Rand. Pictred on the back cover: The Studio residents at the December Showcase. Photo by Aliza Rand. | |

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Arts Institute Annual Report 2016-2017  

The annual report showcases the UW–Madison Arts Institute's programs and initiatives for the 2016-17 academic year.

Arts Institute Annual Report 2016-2017  

The annual report showcases the UW–Madison Arts Institute's programs and initiatives for the 2016-17 academic year.


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