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