Producer. Teacher. Artist.
Sarah Marty, Director of the Bolz Center for Arts Administration, teaches arts entrepreneurship and arts administration courses at the Wisconsin School of Business. With 15+ years as an educator in the UW System and a strong background in working collaboratively with stakeholders at multiple organizations on a wide variety of projects, she brings extensive experience in artistic collaboration and administrative leadership and a passion for sharing the arts with broader audiences to the Bolz Center team.
A Faculty Affiliate at the UW-Madison Division of the Arts, Marty is also the co-founder and co-director of Holding History, a mentorship-driven public engagement project that trains an interdisciplinary group of undergraduate and graduate students to share their knowledge and the resources of the campus with the broader community. Her love of public humanities and community arts stems from a childhood spent playing accordion music and polka dancing with her grandmother in nursing homes and at Swiss heritage events in Green County, Wisconsin.
Producing Artistic Director of Four Seasons Theatre, she helps bring musical theatre to venues across Madison and mentors students through their Backstage Arts program. Additional credits range from showcasing Professor Mike Leckrone and the Badger Band at the UW Varsity Band Show and welcoming His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Overture Center to serving on board for the Overture Center. Her work in arts adminstration and event production ranges from projects with Forward Theater and Wisconsin Public Radio to Wisconsin Public Television and Madison Early Music Festival.
A member of UW Teaching Academy, Marty is a recipient of the First Wave Faculty Mentor Award and Bartell Award for Excellence in the Arts. A lifelong Badger, Marty is a graduate of the UW-Madison School of Business Bolz Center for Arts Administration and also earned an M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction and B.A. in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.