Case Studies

Case studies provide in-depth portraits and analyses of arts and civic engagement and dialogue projects, supported by Animating Democracy’s first phase of research and its recent Arts & Civic Engagement Impact Initiative.  They offer detailed description of the civic issue addressed by the project, civic and cultural context, project goals, design, arts/humanities components, and artistic and engagement methodologies.  Case studies also offer analysis of impact and extrapolate lessons learned and issues raised about the principles, practices, and philosophical underpinnings of arts- and humanities-based engagement work.

Identify case studies by creative discipline to view an abstract then click for the full case study in PDF form:





Public Art

  • CEC Artslink
    go_HOME: Exploring Issues of Exile and Displacement by Jeanne Pearlman



  • City Lore
    Dialogic Poetry & The Poetry Dialogues Case Study: City Lore by Andrea Assaf

Visual Arts