Cleveland ARTS Education Consortium (CAEC)

Cleveland ARTS Education Consortium

CAECDear Cleveland Arts Education Consortium
members and friends,

In these uncertain Covid19 times filled with complex decision-making, know that I am thinking of you and all that you are doing to stay afloat, protect your staff, artists, and programs. When we emerge from this period, there will be new ways online for art presentations, exhibitions, and immersive arts education. Much is happening already. Hopefully, we will be able to offer our programs in-person
alongside virtual work.

While all schools are closed at this time, you may find the two new CAEC publications that you helped to create useful. They can be downloaded from the Quick Links at the right and shared.

  • Ready To Go ONLINE Arts Programs 2021 (coming soon)
  • Ready To Go Arts Programs 2021 — In-Person & On-site (coming soon)

Thank you for all that you do. It is an honor to have you as CAEC members and participants.
Stay safe and well.   
Judith Ryder
Founding Manager, Cleveland Arts Education Consortium


The Cleveland Arts Education Consortium’s mission is to work as a partnership to promote and strengthen art education in Northeast Ohio and advocate on behalf of arts learning for people of all ages and circumstances.

The Cleveland Arts Education Consortium (CAEC) was established in 1999 and has been in-residence at Cleveland State University since 2008. Membership in CAEC is open to all Cuyahoga County 501(c)(3) organizations engaged in arts education activities within the county and Northeast Ohio for a minimum of two years. For additional information, call 216.802.3378.

CAEC is a proud community partner of the CIFF


CAEC has been a proud Community Partner of the Cleveland International Film Festival for seven years. We are sorry that the 2020 festival has had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus, but we understand and look forward to CIFF45 in 2021 at Playhouse Square.

Click here for current programs and schedule.


CAEC's programming is supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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CAEC is a Community Partner of the Arts Education Partnership.

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CAEC is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education and committed to making high-quality arts education accessible to all.


CAEC is a partner with the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education

"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
- Maya Angelou

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CAEC is a member of the Ohio Citizens for the Arts.