Associate Professor (Chair)
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Ellen Rosewall is Professor of Art and Design (Arts Management) at University of Wisconsin Green Bay and Coordinator of the Arts Management program. Her thirty years of experience in the arts industry make her uniquely qualified for this position. Rosewall began her career as a musician, taught music at MacPhail Center for the Arts in Minneapolis and had an active career as a freelance singer, actor and pianist in the Twin Cities before entering arts management full-time in 1989. She has been Executive Director of Schola Cantorum (Palo Alto, CA), Interim Director and Capital Campaign Manager of the Green Bay Botanical Garden, and Director of Marketing and Development at the Weidner Center. She has been President of Arts Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Public Radio Association and the Northeastern Wisconsin Arts Council. She currently serves as Vice President of the Association of Arts Administration Educators, an international service organization for arts management academic programs and has served on several local boards of directors including the ARTgarage, Film Green Bay (founding board member), and the Green Bay Community Theater. In 2012, Rosewall received the UWGB Founder’s Award for Community Service.
Rosewall is known nationally as an arts management specialist and advocate for the arts. Her textbook, Introduction to Arts Management, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2013. She has given presentations on arts management for Americans for the Arts, National Arts Marketing Conference, Michigan Assembly for Community Arts Agencies, Association of Arts Administration Educators, Interlochen Arts Academy and the International Society on Politics, Social Theory and the Arts, and has been published in the Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society, Michigan ArtsLetter, and the Voice of Chorus America. In 2009 she was named an Arts In Crisis mentor through the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She is in demand as a consultant, working with arts organizations in small and large communities on fund-raising, strategic planning and audience development. Some of her consulting clients have included the Milwaukee Ballet, Door Community Auditorium, Fairfield Art Museum, Wausau Lyric Choir, Wisconsin Choral Directors Association, and Portage County Arts Alliance. From 2001 - 2006 she worked with the Wisconsin Arts Board on a multi-year project that provides community arts development to new arts organizations in small communities, a project funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Rosewall is an active advocate for the arts at the local, state and national level. She was a member of the Joint Legislative Council’s Special Committee on Arts Funding, which drafted successful legislation to create an endowment for the arts in Wisconsin in 2001. As President of Arts Wisconsin, she presided over three Arts Advocacy Days at the state capitol, and is a member of the founding committee of Arts Action Wisconsin and a charter member of the Arts Action Network.