Visiting Lecture Series
The Bolz Center’s visiting lecture series plays an essential role in connecting program curriculum with professional practice. Each year, some of the most innovative and connected cultural professionals join us from around the country, bringing insight and experience to inform the business curriculum. This format has proven particularly successful in building professional networks, and in ensuring individual attention to the broad career and field interests of our students.
A Sampling of Recent Guest Speaker Visits Include:
Collaboration for Good
Creative Community Builders
Professional singer and Grammy Award-Winner
Alexandra Duffey Cubilette
Live Undiscovered Music (LÜM)
President & CEO
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Lied Center of Kansas
Noel Miranda and Alejandro Miranda Cruz
Mixed Blood Theatre
Gift Planning Officer
Walt Disney World
Arts Business Competition
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. The Division of the Arts is the presenter of the Arts Business Competition with support from the Bolz Center for Arts Administration.
Bolz Center Collegium
Every other year during the fall semester, we invite our alumni, guest presenters, practitioners, and students to the Bolz Center Collegium, a convening and connection opportunity for learning and discussion on current topics and trends in and outside of the arts and nonprofit sectors.