Cleveland Arts Education Consortium


The Cleveland Arts Education Consortium (CAEC) was established in 1999 as an arts education membership and service organization with a mission is to work together as a partnership to promote and strengthen arts education in Northeast Ohio and advocate on behalf of arts learning for people of all ages and circumstances. CAEC has been in residence in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) at Cleveland State University since 2008.  

CAEC convenes arts organizations from across Cuyahoga County, presents members sessions and professional development, partners in community-wide advocacy and events including the annual Arts Summit. CAEC undertakes research projects to address critical issues in arts education that leverage resources to promote the value of arts education throughout Northeast Ohio. CAEC members have collaborated in a series of studies, comparative surveys and community projects. This work includes a searchable website for families called Smart Culture Source, county-wide arts education listings, and in-depth surveys and studies of the arts, notably of the arts in the Cleveland Schools.