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The University of Oregon Center for Community Arts and Cultural Policy (CCACP) and its predecessor, the Institute for Community Arts Studies (ICAS), are inactive effective July 2018.

This research entity was relocated within the UO School of Planning, Public Policy and Management during the 2017-2018 academic year. Research in the fields of community arts and cultural policy continues as aligned with faculty and student interests in the Arts & Cultural Leadership field of interest.

This CCACP research center website provides an archive of faculty and graduate student research, publications, symposia, speakers, and other activities from 2005 through 2018.


The Center for Community Arts and Cultural Policy’s Mission and Goals, 2005-2018

The University of Oregon Center for Community Arts and Cultural Policy (CCACP) sustains and strengthens arts, culture and heritage in the American West through research, policy, education, and community engagement.

CCACP operates as a hub of support and connectivity for faculty, students, and affiliate members to work along a continuum of research and practice. This continuum spans concepts of community, art, culture, and policy and encompasses one-off projects, long-term initiatives, professional development opportunities, practical skills development, and creative engagement with communities. Research and practice operationalized through CCACP engages with a wide range of partners and collaborators, reflecting the working dynamics that drive the arts and culture sector.

In our commitment to the community of research and practice in the cultural sector:

  • We invest in community partners
  • We produce convenings and events that are timely and relevant
  • We host high-impact scholars and practitioners
  • We practice through field work
  • We publish scholarship accessible to the arts and culture sector practitioner
  • We celebrate achievements of practitioners, leaders, and scholars

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