Programs - University of Houston
Skip to main content

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