In the spirit of the Wisconsin Idea, the Division of the Arts (DotA) supports and promotes a variety of arts programs and disciplines. In 2014, the then-Arts Institute was constituted as an independent division. We became a stand-alone division in July 2015. DotA works with numerous faculty and staff in a wide range of departments and arts-related fields. As such, the division is in the position to generate conditions for bold thinking and creative problem solving. With our partners, we can further develop and support a vibrant arts community. DotA is a gateway to the arts at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. As arts practitioners, theorists, historians, and educators, we advance the arts as an invaluable resource. The arts underpin the vital nature of the university and its wider community. We promote all forms of artistic expression, experience, and interpretation via a diversity of intertwined paths through which we engage and understand our world.

How to use this image bank:

•  Find photos organized by year and program using "Browse"           

•  Share photos by clicking on the social media icons           

• Please contact info@arts.wisc.edu for questions about permissions, photo-credits, or to access more fabulous photos of arts events at the UW–Madison.