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As the University of Houston’s center for applied research on the social impact and outcomes driven by the arts and creative sectors, CASE provides a platform for faculty, staff, students, and alumni to engage in dialogue and problem-solving with Houston-area practitioners, national thought-leaders, and international innovators. CASE also uses its influence to situate Houston — the University, city, and its people — in public conversations about creative economies, creative placemaking, audience engagement, diversity and leadership pipelines, and other topics that shape the arts as a driver of progress and catalyst for innovation. 

CASE’s primary objectives include: 

  • Catalyze dialogue about responsible and responsive community-engaged creative practice
  • Promote practice-based pedagogy rooted in community-responsive research and creative experimentation
  • Create and support cross-disciplinary networks among arts practitioners, faculty,and students 
  • Develop networks to support and strengthen leadership from under-represented and under-voiced communities
  • Establish and reinforce relationships that build equitable societies through a creative process and product
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