Social Belonging Art Collective

Social Belonging Art Collective

The Social Belonging Art Collective (SBRC) is a cohort based co-curricular learning opportunity intended for international graduate students at UW-Madison.

UW-Madison’s SBRC will host 8-16 graduate level students for weekly meetings alternating

between art making and discussions about identity and belonging on campus. These sessions will offer participants the opportunity to sharetheir experiences with others, grow in their cultural capital, and better understand how to navigate academic and professional spaces within the United States.

By participating in the Social Belonging Art Collective, students:

  •  Identify their own multiple intersecting identities, experiences, and backgrounds, and how they show up in collegiate and professional spaces
  • Engage in art making projects that emphasize self exploration and self care
  • Build skills in engaging in a diverse community where everyone holds strong sense of belonging and respect

Apply for the Social Belonging Art Collective

SBAC will be held from April 25, 2024 through June 13, 2024, meeting every Thursday except for May 9, 2024 to account for graduation.

This inaugural Social Belonging Art Collective cohort with engage with 8-16 graduate level students every Thursday through the duration of the program. Every other Thursday will be spent at the Wheelhouse Studios engaging in art and discussion, leaving the opposite Thursdays for discussions on belonging and academic success at the Office of Inclusion Education space in the Red Gym (Room 217).

To apply for SBRC 2024 please complete the following application. Priority registration ends on March 22nd, 2024, with applications taken on a rolling basis after that date.

Apply Here

Questions? Comments? Contact Abbi Stickels at astickels@wisc.edu.

2024 Collective Schedule

Event Date and Time Location
Pre-Collective Dinner Thursday, April 11, 2024

6-8 PM

Office of Inclusion Education
Social Belonging Art Collective Meeting #1

Art: soul collages

Thursday, April 25, 2024

3:30-5:00 PM

Wheelhouse Art Studios
Social Belonging Art Collective Meeting #2 Thursday, May 02, 2024

3:30-5:00 PM

Office of Inclusion Education
Social Belonging Art Collective Meeting #3

Art: mosaic picture frames

Thursday, May 16, 2024

3:30-5:00 PM

Wheelhouse Art Studios
Social Belonging Art Collective Meeting #4 Thursday, May 23, 2024

3:30-5:00 PM

Office of Inclusion Education
Social Belonging Art Collective Meeting #5

Art: colorful coasters

Thursday, May 30, 2024

3:30-5:00 PM

Wheelhouse Art Studios
Social Belonging Art Collective Meeting #6 Thursday, June 06, 2024

3:30-5:00 PM

Office of Inclusion Education
Social Belonging Art Collective Meeting #7

Art: intuitive painting

Thursday, June 13, 2024

3:30-5:00 PM

Wheelhouse Art Studios