Case Studies

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 Study: Everett Earthworks

2018-06-12

Everett Earthworks Sculptural Garden Art, Environmental and Public Health Initiative Overview: Everett Earthworks creates a new space for the community

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Case Study: 4Culture

2019-01-11

Overview: 4Culture is the cultural funding agency for King County, Washington. Using public resources, they implement projects in four core

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Case Study: Seattle Office of Arts & Culture

2019-01-11

Overview: The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture is the City of Seattle’s executive office managing the city’s public art

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Case Study: Natick Center Cultural District

2019-01-11

Overview: Cultural Districts designated by the State of Massachusetts are required to submit a proposal of the district’s management structure

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Case Study: Neighborways Somerville: Art in Crosswalks

2019-01-11

Overview: Neighborways are residential streets supplemented with low-cost, quick-build interventions designed to reduce traffic speeds and volume. In other parts

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Case Study: Intersections Residency Program of the Portland Regional Arts & Cultural Council

2018-01-02

Overview: The Regional Arts & Cultural Council (RACC) in Portland, Oregon has operated an artist residency series with the Portland

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Case Study: Nashville Artisan Manufacturing Zoning

2016-06-28

Overview: The Metro Nashville Arts Commission (Metro Arts) functions as the arts and cultural division of the city of Nashville

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Case Study: Saint Paul, Minnesota City Art Program

2016-06-28

Overview: The City of Saint Paul has operated a City Artist residency program since 2005, which places artists in residencies

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Case Study: 4Culture Public Art’s Brightwater Project

2016-02-09

Overview: 4Culture serves as a tax-exempt public development authority for King County in Washington. Established in 2003. The authority works

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