About the CCA


The Center for Cultural Affairs at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs aspires to be a leading force in advancing the field of cultural affairs. The CCA envisions itself as a catalyst for the development of rigorous, objective, and critical scholarship in the field of cultural affairs. Paramount to this work, the CCA will be a connecting node for the community of cultural affairs researchers. Along with that, the CCA strives to be the foremost training ground for the next generation of cultural affairs researchers.


The mission of the Center for Cultural Affairs at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs is to advance the understanding of the place of arts and culture in public life. The CCA will facilitate a network of scholars and practitioners interested in advancing cultural affairs research, produce high-quality and relevant research on arts and cultural policy and management issues, and serve as a resource to the arts and cultural sector.