UW Community Arts Collaboratory

We provide art making opportunities for youth to cultivate wellness and advocate for social change. Our vision is that Wisconsin youth see themselves as learners through art making.

Empowering Youth as Artmakers

We believe:

  • in the power of the arts to engage youth in learning as agents of creativity, intellect, and self-efficacy
  • that engaged students, empowered teachers, and art making can improve well-being and change communities.
“My favorite part of class is working with the other kids to create a dance. I like practicing the dance and getting it right. Putting all the pieces together in your head and then putting it into your body. It’s kinda like math because you have to sometimes solve problems. My favorite part of performing was being with my sisters and my brother on stage.”

-Adonis, East Madison Community Center dancer

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Interested in hosting our programs in your school or community center? Have feedback? Have a question? Please contact us.
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