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Angela Richardson

Angela Richardson
Faculty Associate | Bolz Center for Arts Administration
Teaching Faculty II | Bolz Center for Arts Administration
Teaching Faculty III | Bolz Center for Arts Administration
608-263-4161
3343 Grainger Hall

Biography

Angela Richardson, MFA, is a performer, visual artist, and educator. In addition to maintaining her own interdisciplinary studio practice, she works for the Wisconsin School of Business to help students and faculty understand the relationship of creative thinking to innovation in business.

Richardson coordinates arts-based learning activities for the School as part of the Arts Business Initiative—providing curricular consult, hands-on instructional delivery, and student advising. For the WSB Learning Commons renovation project, she led ‘artful engagement’ design efforts to curate the space. She serves as co-instructor for MHR746 & 747: Impact Consulting for Arts-Based Organizations and Communities I & II.

As a teaching artist, she’s led classes at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Center for Healthy Minds, Madison Children’s Museum, Madison Public Library, and many other community organizations. Richardson is also an affiliate of UW’s Division of the Arts.

She was selected as a ’20-’21 Morgridge Fellow to take part in a community-engaged scholarship (CES) cohort with UW’s Morgridge Center for Public Service.

Research

Presentations

Arts Environments: Design, Resilience, and Sustainability (a2ru 2018) (2018) The Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program at UW-Madison

Arts in the Public Sphere: Civility, Advocacy, and Engagement (a2ru 2017) (2017) Extension Service and the Arts in Rural Communities

Fifth Biennial Pave Symposium: Arts Entrepreneurship In, With, and For Communities (2017) Creative Placemaking and Arts Entrepreneurship in Wisconsin

UW–Madison Teaching Academy 2017 Fall Kickoff (2017) Fueled by Curiosity: Wandering Across Disciplines

Wisconsin Presenters Network 2017 Summer Conference (2017) Design Thinking for Creative Placemaking

Showcase 2017 (2017) Affordable Housing: Addressing a Community Need, Wisconsin School of Business Real Estate undergraduates take on housing problems in Madison

ArtsRx: Creative Venture, Wellbeing, and the New Humanities (a2ru 2016) (2016) The Creative Edge: Where Liberal Arts and Business Education Meet

Imagining resilience: Art-science collaboration for sustainability (SARAS 2014) (2014) The Image Lab at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery

Artist Talks at MMoCA (2013) Pen to Paper

Conversations on Curating: Proposals, Pedagogy, and Practice (2013) Curating ‘Please Read Carefully’

Teaching and Learning Symposium (2013) Outside the Box: Situating Learning Experiences Outside of the Classroom

Teaching

Graduate Courses

Impact Consulting for Arts-Based Organizations and Communities II (MHR 747), Spring 2021.
With the Wisconsin Idea as our guidepost, emphasis placed on learning and practicing the conceptual frameworks and skills related to creating lasting and sustainable impact in Wisconsin communities. Through classroom discussions, guest speakers, site visits, and field-consulting project(s), acquire and practice skills needed in designing, facilitating and developing key relationships and strategies that promote community vibrancy, revitalization, and create (or keep) the essence of what makes our Wisconsin towns and organizations special. Examples of the types of projects that will be conducted include the development of cultural plans, strategic/comprehensive community planning, program evaluations, change management, bench-marking, data collection and analysis, hosting public convenings (focus groups, town halls and forums), and business modeling. Enroll Info: None

Impact Consulting for Arts-Based Organizations and Communities I (MHR 746), Fall 2021.
With the Wisconsin Idea as our guidepost, emphasis placed on learning and practicing the conceptual frameworks and skills related to creating lasting and sustainable impact in Wisconsin communities. Through classroom discussions, guest speakers, site visits, and field-consulting project(s), acquire and practice skills needed in designing, facilitating and developing key relationships and strategies that promote community vibrancy, revitalization, and create (or keep) the essence of what makes our Wisconsin towns and organizations special. Examples of the types of projects that will be conducted include the development of cultural plans, strategic/comprehensive community planning, program evaluations, change management, bench-marking, data collection and analysis, hosting public convenings (focus groups, town halls and forums), and business modeling. Enroll Info: None

Impact Consulting for Arts (MHR 746), Fall 2020.
With the Wisconsin Idea as our guidepost, emphasis placed on learning and practicing the conceptual frameworks and skills related to creating lasting and sustainable impact in Wisconsin communities. Through classroom discussions, guest speakers, site visits, and field-consulting project(s), acquire and practice skills needed in designing, facilitating and developing key relationships and strategies that promote community vibrancy, revitalization, and create (or keep) the essence of what makes our Wisconsin towns and organizations special. Examples of the types of projects that will be conducted include the development of cultural plans, strategic/comprehensive community planning, program evaluations, change management, bench-marking, data collection and analysis, hosting public convenings (focus groups, town halls and forums), and business modeling. Enroll Info: None