Document Type

Case Study

Publication Date

2019

Interviewee

Norie Sato, Mary Ann Peters

Editor

Susan Kunimatsu

Abstract

The Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) was founded in Seattle in the early 1980s and continues to exhibit contemporary art today in 2019. This case study looks at the organization through the lens of ecology and living systems to discover its place within Seattle’s greater arts ecosystem, focusing specifically on how and why CoCA emerged; how the organization evolved during the 1980s; how the environment shaped the organization and how the organization in turn shaped its environment.

Organization or Event

Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA)

Form of Entity

Nonprofit

Area of Activity

Arts Presenter/Distributor (any artistic discipline), Service(s) for Artists

Artistic Discipline

Visual Arts, Multidisciplinary Arts (multiple disciplines)

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