Case studies are developed by graduate students and are thoroughly reviewed by AERP Community Advisors prior to being accepted for posting. These case studies are the result of extensive research, including interviews with individuals with direct lived experience relevant to the topic. Most case studies are completed in conjunction with a 10-week MFA in Arts Leadership course in applied research, cultural infrastructure, or as an independent study.


Browse the Case Studies Collections:

12th Avenue Arts


A Contemporary Theatre (ACT)

African American Heritage Museum and Cultural Center

Bagley Wright Theatre

Bathhouse Theater

Black Arts/West

Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA)

Consolidated Works

Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center

Eagles Auditorium

Empty Space Theatre

Equinox Studios

Francine Seders Gallery

Joint Artists & Music Promotions Action Committee



King County Arts Commission

Langston Hughes Cultural Arts Center

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute

Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs

Nippon Kan Theatre

Northwest African American Museum

Northwest Folklife Festival

On the Boards

Pacific Northwest Ballet

Patrons of Northwest Civic, Cultural and Charitable Organizations (PONCHO)

Pioneer Square First Thursday Art Walk

Safeco Art Collection

Seattle Arts Commission

Seattle Asian Art Museum

Seattle Office of Arts and Culture

Seattle Public Theater

Seattle Repertory Theatre

Seattle Theater Group

Seward Clay Studio

SOIL Art Gallery

Spectrum Dance Theater

Tashiro Kaplan Building

Teen Dance Ordinance

The Hansberry Project

Vera Project

Wa Na Wari

Washington Hall

Wing Luke Museum

Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience