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MFA students Doing, Puchalsky finalists with the UW-Madison Arts Business Competition

April 18, 2018
Simone Doing and Max Puchalsky are among three groups that were chosen as finalists in the UW-Madison Arts Business Competition for their work, "Off the Wall."

Doing and Puchalsky are master of fine arts candidates in the School of Education's Art Department. 

"Off the Wall" is a nighttime, outdoor screening series of contemporary video art from a wide range of artists at various points in their careers, to be shown in Madison in August 2018. 

Arts Business Competition logoThe Arts Business Competition, formerly the New Arts Venture Challenge, was created in 2009 to encourage UW-Madison students to develop and present a thorough proposal for an arts event, exhibition, series, commercial venture or other artistic project. 

The finalists will present their proposals on Friday, April 27 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The presentations are free and open to the public and will take place in the Plenary Room in Grainger Hall. 

Judges for the 2018 competition are: Meghan Blake-Horst, City of Madison; Abigail Rindo, PerBlue mobile games studio; and George Tzougros, Wisconsin Arts Board. 

The finalists compete for the first-place prize of $2,000. Second place is $1,000 and third place is $500. Funding for the seed money comes from the UW–Madison Arts Institute and additional support is provided by the Bolz Center for Arts Administration at UW–Madison Wisconsin School of Business. Finalists have until May 2019 to implement their ideas.

To learn more about this year's finalists, check out this Arts Institute report.

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