Case Studies 2018-03-14T19:37:22+00:00

Case studies are presented at our annual symposia so art educators can share their best practices with colleagues.  Symposium fees are reduced for case study presenters.

Call for Case Studies- Extended to April 1, 2018

How do we, as educators, make the work we do more visible? How can we contribute to the field while balancing our practice? How do we ensure that we are sharing best practices and moving the field forward? How do we remain relevant and support diverse and engaged audiences?

We are looking forward to receiving case study presentations that address the challenges of making our work visible and reflect on shifting practices during this period of social and political change. How are you contributing to the field and representing the impact of your work? Case studies may share types of programs, exhibition work, partnerships, and best practices for sharing information with the greater museum field.

Case studies will be presented at the 2018 CAGE Conference in Ottawa, Ontario on Thursday, May 3, 2018. If your case study is selected you will receive a discounted registration fee for the full conference of $320 (this rate includes all of your meals) and you will have the opportunity to share your experiences with colleagues from across the country. Selected candidates should prepare a 30-minute presentation with an additional 15 minutes for questions and an open discussion.


Case study submissions will be assessed informally by members of the CAGE Executive. Your submissions should answer these questions:

  • What kind of tactics or methodology do you use to make your work more visible and relevant?
  • How do you engage in reflective practice?
  • How do you contribute to diversifying and engaging audiences in a period of significant social change?
  • How do you share your best practices?

Submissions should be no more than 3 pages in length and should include the following:

  • Case study title and description
  • Your contact information and a profile of your gallery/museum (1 paragraph)
  • Model overview
  • Resources
  • Targeted audiences
  • Applicable programming
  • Pros and cons for the model

The deadline for submission has been extended! All case studies should be submitted by April 1, 2018, with notification by April 6, 2018.

Case study submissions may be emailed to Melissa Smith at All submissions will be acknowledged with an email upon receipt and all submitters will be notified of the results before they are posted on our website.