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.

Recent Guest Speaker Visits Have Included:

Chad Bauman
Managing Director, Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Mark Fraire
Director, Dane Arts

Greg Handberg
VP Asset Management, Artspace

Anne Katz
Executive Director, Arts Wisconsin

Michael Mael
Executive Director, Washington National Opera

Donna Neuwirth
Executive Director, Wormfarm Institute

Bruce D. Thibodeau
President, Arts Consulting Group, Inc.

Laura Zabel
Executive Director, Springboard for the Arts

Ted DeDee
President & CEO, Overture Center for the Arts

Deb Gilpin
Executive Director, Madison Children's Museum

Wendy Holmes
Senior Vice President, Consulting & Strategic Partnerships, Artspace

Tom Linfield
VP Community Impact, Madison Community Foundation

David Mallette
Partner, Management Consultants for the Arts

Beth Russell
Attorney, ERK Law Firm

George Tzougros
Executive Director, Wisconsin Arts Board