From students engaged in real-world and innovative learning opportunities to faculty and staff delivering current and relevant cohesive curriculum and classes, our collection of news and stories brings you the latest from the Bolz Center for Arts Administration.


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The End of the Alphabet...and the New Arts-Business Graduate Beginning

May 5, 2021

Well, here I am, the end of the alphabet, the end of the year, the end of our program. I cannot begin to fully formulate what the last two semesters have taught me and meant …

A Year of Learning and Discovery

April 29, 2021

“Who knows? Have patience. Go where you must go and hope!” -Gandalf I had to start this blog post off with a Lord of the Rings quote because, why not? This past year has been …

Restoring Hope and Expanding Horizons: An MA’s Journey from Graduation to Graduation

April 26, 2021

Up until March of last year, I always imagined that I would work in the music industry. All throughout my undergraduate career at UW, I worked at local music venues and was very involved with …

Finding Passion in the Face of Uncertainty

March 31, 2021

In the summer of 2018, I decided to attend law school. I thought this would allow me to be a generalist, and that I could specialize later in my career. However, following this path prevented …

No Better Time Than the Present: Applying to Graduate School During the Pandemic

March 16, 2021

I am honored to write that I have been afforded a great opportunity to grow and evolve as a student within the Wisconsin School of Business, Bolz Center for Arts Administration. In 2013, I received …

Embracing the Beauty of Pivot

March 3, 2021

Throughout the past year, the top three most overused words (in my opinion) have been “unprecedented,” “Zoom,” and everyone’s new favorite word: “PIVOT”. Almost one year ago, I was finishing up my third and final …

Over Halfway There: MA-ACE Class of 2021

February 23, 2021

I am filled with emotions as I write this blog post. With gratitude for my blessings, I am excited about the future. To forecast one’s future, it is helpful to understand one’s past and present. …

"Even the Genius Asks Questions": Learning, Evolving and Disrupting in the Midst of Change

February 16, 2021

From the time I was a little girl, I have always asked questions. I bombarded my family with questions like, “Why was the sky blue?” or “How do people get to the moon?” or “Why …

Utilizing the 'Great Pause' to Innovate and Inform the Work of Arts Organizations

February 11, 2021

Happy February! Despite the fact that it is currently negative 11 degrees outside, I am very grateful to be in Madison as a graduate student in the Bolz Center’s Arts and Creative Enterprise Leadership program. …

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