Research & Practice

The Center for Community Arts and Cultural Policy (CCACP) operates as a hub of support and connectivity for faculty, students, and affiliate members to work along a continuum of research and practice. This continuum spans concepts of community, art, culture, and policy and encompasses one-off projects, long term initiatives, professional development opportunities, practical skills development, and creative engagement with communities. Research and practice operationalized through CCACP partakes of a wide range of partnerships and collaborations, reflecting the working dynamics that drive the arts and culture sector, broadly construed.

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Arts in Healthcare

Positioned within the Center for Community Arts and Cultural Policy (CCACP) at the University of Oregon, the University of Oregon Arts in Healthcare Research Consortium (UO AHRC) deepens regional collaboration in arts in healthcare and supports infrastructure development through research, policy, education, and community engagement. Our inaugural study titled, “The Role of Arts Programs in Fostering an Organizational Culture of Patient-Centered Care and an Environment of Healing in Hospitals and Hospices,” is aimed at identifying the kinds of management policies and practices required for strategic implementation of arts programs to create an organizational culture of healing in hospital and hospice settings.


ChinaVine’s mission is to educate English-speaking/reading children, youth, and adults about China’s cultural heritage. This mission is achieved through this interactive website along with a variety of social media platforms. We combined “Vine” with China because of the fluid, ever changing and winding ways of culture. You are invited to join with us in contributing to our mission, interacting with us through the website, and following our interpretation of China’s cultural heritage.

Projects & Community Engagement

Our faculty engage in a broad spectrum of research and practice in collaboration with many different partners. This continuum spans concepts of community, art, culture, and policy and encompasses one-off and longer term projects.

Applied Projects

Our graduate students collaborate with a community organization on a practice-based professional research project.

Graduate Student Research

Our master’s degree candidates select one of five concentration areas: Community Arts Management, Museum Studies, Performing Arts Management, and Arts in Healthcare Management. Upon successful completion of two specialized courses on research methods and design and the approval of a detailed research proposal, students are assigned a research advisor from the faculty. Subsequent completion of the full research project and required final presentation typically takes at least two academic terms.