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Arts Business Competition

This campus-wide competition encourages new thinking and innovative ideas, and provides support for student-driven projects. Held annually in the spring. Entrants develop and submit a thorough proposal for an arts event, exhibition, series, commercial venture, or other artistic project.

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The University of Wisconsin–Madison Arts Business Competition encourages new thinking and innovative ideas. The campus-wide competition provides support for student-driven projects. Entrants develop and submit a detailed proposal for an arts event, exhibition, series, commercial venture, or other artistic project.

Proposals submitted in the late fall should demonstrate creativity, innovation, added value to the arts, and potential for success. Past winning projects include a public art collaboration, a clothing line, and a 3-D printed saxophone mouthpiece.

Entries may be from individuals or from teams of up to three. The lead team member must be a full-time UW–Madison student.

All proposals are evaluated in a preliminary online round by a panel of judges.

Three student proposals will be invited to participate in the final round in the spring. Finalists will be judged on both a written plan and an oral presentation. The top three proposals receive cash prizes in support of their projects.

Services

Events and Community Building

  • Competitions and Awards
  • Pitch Events

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Grant Funding

Mentoring

  • Formal Mentoring Programs

Networking and Associations

  • Industry Specific
Primary ContactKate Hewson
AddressDivision of the Arts
1050 University Ave, 350 Lathrop Hall
Madison, WI 53706
Phone(608) 263-9290