Part of a inspirational phrase reading "The Wisconsin School of Business is a vibrant learning community" circles the ceiling of a lighted-foyer at Grainger Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

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.

Grainger Hall

Arts Business Research Symposium

The Bolz Center for Arts Administration is dedicated to linking the arts and successful business practices with current research. Every other spring, we host a research symposium and invite our students, alumni, and colleagues, as well as our partners at other university programs to come to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for learning on current topics and trends in the arts and business research arena.

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:

Bear Bellinger

Alan Brown

Max Fergus
Live Undiscovered Music (LÜM)

Michael Koszewski
Digital Marketing Manager
Overture Center for the Arts

Sarah Sosa-Acevedo
Gift Planning Officer
Smithsonian Institution

Neal Spinler
Executive Director
Young Musicians & Artists

Tom Borrup
Creative Community Builders

Alexandra Duffey Cubilette
Capacity Interactive

Erin Graham
President & CEO
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Jack Reuler
Artistic Director
Mixed Blood Theatre

Kathy Dwyer Southern
President & CEO (retired)
National Children’s Museum

David Stewart
Production Manager
Walt Disney World