Flow Project Gallery proposal is recipient of Emerging Artist Award in this year’s Arts Business Competition


A project team that includes students who are pursuing degrees within the UW–Madison School of Education is a recipient of an Emerging Artist Award in this year’s UW–Madison Arts Business Competition.

Arts Business Competition logoThe award, which is new this year, is granted to applicant groups whose proposals demonstrate a strong potential for success.

The award-winning project team includes School of Education students Alexandra Lakind, a PhD candidate in environment and resources and curriculum and instruction, and Anna Heinen, who is pursuing a bachelor of fine arts degree in art and a degree in environmental studies. Julia Buskirk, who is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in journalism and conservation biology, is also on the project team.

Their proposal, entitled Flow Project Gallery, aims to bring Wisconsin’s water issues to the forefront through art by connecting UW–Madison student artists with water professionals across the state.

The Arts Business Competition is a campus-wide competition created to support and encourage new thinking and innovative ideas in the form of an art exhibition, event, series, commercial venture or other artistic project. The program provides financial support for student-driven projects.

The Arts Business Competition is presented by the Division of the Arts with support from the Bolz Center for Arts Administration along with the WARF-D2P Entrepreneurons. Funding for the Arts Business Competition is provided by the Anonymous Fund.

Three groups of finalists in this year’s competition will pitch their proposals at a public presentation on Wednesday, April 27, from 3 – 4:30 p.m., at the H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building (330 N. Orchard Street). The event will also be streamed on Zoom.

Learn more about all of the 2022 finalists and award winners on the Division of the Arts website.

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