Arts& Initiative

The Arts& Initiative promotes creativity and innovation by presenting a series of student-led interdisciplinary “salons” that explore the role and impact of art and design & other human endeavors and academic disciplines. Invited panelists engage the participating audience in thoughtful two-way dialogues, culminating in conversation during a post-panel reception. Topics such as Arts& Women, Arts& Animal Rights, or Arts& Social Justice are currently under discussion for 2017-2018.

We are looking for students who want to be involved in planning these exciting, impactful events on campus throughout the year. Visit our table at Festifall and Northfest or contact

The Arts& Initiative is a sponsored student organization supported by ArtsEngine and has chapters at the University of Michigan, University of Houston, University of Alabama Birmingham, and Penn State University.