Arts Day 2018 Schedule (as of 3-17-18, subject to change)
Tuesday, March 20, 1-5 pm: Attend the pre-Arts Day Wisconsin Creative Summit, featuring an interactive action agenda for community cultural development, creative placemaking, and civic engagement through the arts, for your community and beyond!
Promenade Hall, Overture Center
- Click here for the Creative Summit agenda and schedule
- Register for the Creative Summit using the Arts Day 2018 registration form.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 8 am – 3:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street, downtown Madison
Click here for a map of downtown Madison parking – closest parking ramps are the Overture Center garage and the State Street/Capitol garage
NOTE THE NEW LOCATION – ARTS DAY WILL NOW HAPPEN IN THE MAIN LOBBY AT OVERTURE
8 am Registration opens – greet old and new friends, grab a cup of coffee, and explore our sponsors’ exhibits
8:30 am Arts Day Breakfast
Program begins at 9 am
• Welcome by Ann Huntoon, President, Board of Directors, Arts Wisconsin
• Remarks by Sarah Klavas, Deputy Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Tourism
• Remarks by George Tzougros, Director, Wisconsin Arts Board
• Presentation on Youth Arts Initiative, Boys and Girls Clubs of Green Bay: Involvement in the arts and education is an investment for Wisconsin’s kids and the future. James Gavins, Craig Knitt, and Alex Zacarias of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay will share stories of the Club’s Youth Arts Initiative program. Funded by the Wallace Foundation, YAI is an after-school arts program for 10 to 13 year-olds who would otherwise not have the opportunity to be empowered through the arts. Experienced, professional teaching artists work with kids in graphic arts, dance, and music and video production, encouraging creative expression and building workforce and social skills.
• Presentation: Wisconsin Creates – an action agenda for investment in the arts and creativity, featuring Anne Katz, Director, Arts Wisconsin
10:30 am – 1 pm Constituent visits with legislators
10:30 am – 3:30 pm Check out The Idea Center at Overture in the Main Lobby: here’s your chance to visit our Arts Day sponsors‘ exhibits, make some art, purchase a Tshirt, book or card, and join your colleagues for roundtable discussions on arts education, creative placemaking, community engagement, downtown development, and more.
Roundtables will take place 10:30-11:30 am and 11:45 am-12:45 pm. Topics include:
- Wisconsin Arts Education Data Project – This project highlights Wisconsin’s arts education data story through an easy to use, interactive dashboard. The dashboard features multiple years of arts content area coursework data from Wisconsin public schools from the 2013-14, 2014-15, and 2015-16 school years. The dashboard allows the visitor to see a broad arts education view of the state all the way down to the school site. Learn more about this project with DPI Fine Arts Coordinator Julie Palkowski, Ph.D., your guide through this resource.
- Telling your story: Tom Kuplic of Love Wisconsin will lead a discussion about Love Wisconsin’s statewide work to facilitate stories and storytelling about Wisconsin’s people and places, and about ways to tell your own story in your community and beyond.
- Talk to Us!: Arts Wisconsin thrives on feedback from members and constituents. Arts Wisconsin board members will facilitate a discussion about the results of a constituent survey (currently underway, so so check it out and complete it) and how to serve the arts and communities across Wisconsin.
- Cultural tourism, with Jeff Anderson of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism
- Deepen and humanize a community engaged research project led by Stillwaters Collective, UW-Extension, Milwaukee County, and Arts Wisconsin, by sharing your voice, experience, and activities at our workshop. Participate in a StoryCircle to share what the future of urban communities means to you. Next, you will use live spoken word performances created for this conversation representing different community perspectives to deliberate with each other about those perspectives – as well as your role in building the future of urban communities. Led by Dasha Kelly Hamilton and Ryeshia Farmer of Stillwaters Collective and Dr. Angela Allen of UW-Extension, Milwaukee County.
- We’ll also have tables set up for spontaneous conversations with new and old friends!
1 pm Networking lunch
Relax and catch up with old and new friends.
1:30 pm Two discussion sessions in the Main Lobby:
- Discussion on public art programs around the state with Wisconsin Arts Board and Arts Wisconsin
- Another session on deepening and humanizing a community engaged research project led by Stillwaters Collective, UW-Extension, Milwaukee County, and Arts Wisconsin, by sharing your voice, experience, and activities at our workshop. Participate in a StoryCircle to share what the future of urban communities means to you. Next, you will use live spoken word performances created for this conversation representing different community perspectives to deliberate with each other about those perspectives – as well as your role in building the future of urban communities. Led by Dasha Kelly Hamilton and Ryeshia Farmer of Stillwaters Collective and Dr. Angela Allen of UW-Extension, Milwaukee County.
3:30 pm and after Happy hour (cash bar) with colleagues and friends
The Old Fashioned, 23 North Pinckney Street (east side of the Capitol Square)
Throughout the day:
- Enjoy the exhibit area with our generous Arts Day 2018 sponsors
- Art making: we’re thrilled to welcome Madison artist Gabrielle Javier-Cerulli as our Arts Day Artist-in-Residence. Join Gabrielle to make your own gorgeous Kool Wisco art cutout. In addition to networking, learning, and speaking up with your elected officials, you can exercise your creative self with fun stencils and PanPastels, an innovative and fun art medium. Use your creativity to celebrate our state, its people, and its communities, and engage in a mini self-care recharge! Feel free to make one for your legislators too.
- Community arts publications and Arts Wisconsin merchandise for sale
- Please post your photos, thoughts and ideas on social media! The Arts Day Twitter hashtags are #WIArtsDay, #investinarts and #WisconsinCreates.
Arts Day 2018 registration fees are $40 for individuals, $30 for each additional registration from the same organization or business, and $15 for students. Registration covers continental breakfast and box lunch and materials for Arts Day.
Special thanks to Professor Jim O’Connell’s Arts Management students at UW-Stevens Point – Zay Olson, Colton Oltesvig, Jack Pankratz, Brittany Ratchman, Nicole Riggs, Jessica Sieck, Will Webb, and Nancy Yang – for their assistance with Arts Day promotion. It’s great to have smarts, input and guidance from these young arts leaders!