Tandem Press’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Tandem Press is a professional fine art printmaking studio and art gallery affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As such, as are uniquely positioned in our role as educators and cultural ambassadors at the university as well as in the greater Madison community, the State of Wisconsin, and beyond.
Our goal is to provide an accessible and welcoming learning environment that values everyone’s views, heritage, experiences, and abilities. Tandem is committed to creating an inclusive space that supports and celebrates diversity through the artists we choose to work with, our gallery exhibitions, outreach efforts, and programming. We are respectful of all individuals who visit Tandem and will not tolerate discrimination or bigotry of any kind. We pledge to respect the viewpoints of all who enter Tandem, including our many visitors, collaborative artists, students, and staff.
As part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Tandem Press occupies ancestral Ho-Chunk land, a place their nation has called Teejop since time immemorial. In an 1832 treaty, the Ho-Chunk were forced to cede this territory. Decades of ethnic cleansing followed when both the federal and state government repeatedly, but unsuccessfully, sought to forcibly remove the Ho-Chunk from Wisconsin. This history of colonization informs our shared future of collaboration and innovation. Today, UW-Madison and Tandem Press respects the inherent sovereignty of the Ho-Chunk Nation, along with the eleven other First Nations of Wisconsin.