The content in this Toolkit is grounded in the experiences of people who are working to develop and implement a wide range of arts and culture-related plans, programs, policies, and projects in different parts of the country. Between November 2015 and June 2016, MAPC compiled over 25 original case studies based primarily on direct content compiled from interviews with individuals working in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors.

Case studies that have been posted to the Toolkit are hyperlinked below; unlinked case studies are forthcoming.

In addition, we have identified set of case studies compiled through the National Endowment for theArts (NEA) Our Town grant process and ArtPlace America that have particular relevance to art, culture, and community development. These include:

Adapted from ArtPlace America:

  • Case Study: Roosevelt Row Arts District, original case study
  • Case Study: LuigART Makers Spaces, original case study
  • Case Study: The Ballot Box Project, original case study
  • Case Study: Sprout Growers and Makers Marketplace, original case study

Adapted from NEA Our Town:

  • Case Study: Project Storefronts, original case study

Please see our Resources page to browse additional case studies that have been compiled by other agencies and organizations.