Cleveland ARTS Education Consortium (CAEC)

Cleveland ARTS Education Consortium

CAECDear Cleveland Arts Education Consortium members and friends,

As Covid-19 and the Delta variant continue to impact our lives, we in the arts have found miraculous ways to sustain and build our work online, often reaching people far from Greater Cleveland and NE Ohio.

Many are finding safe ways to bring back long-established in-person arts learning programs and creative processes, performances, presentations, and exhibits, albeit with realistic adjustments to fit pandemic realities and retention of exciting, new online and virtual programs.

Download CAEC’s Ready To Go Online & In-Person Arts Programs Fall 2021 listed in the Quick Menu with its mix of offerings. CAEC members helped create this program resource booklet. Share it with students, teachers, principals, families and older adults — to point the way to innovative arts learning adventures.

Consortium programs and Coffees with Judy will continue online this year. We look forward to the time we can celebrate together.

During the year, our programs and coffees will follow the arts in CMSD schools, highlight eight area school districts — all sizes and shapes, talk about community collaborations that expanded and grew out of the pandemic, and showcase the massive work of Global Cleveland. We will celebrate and learn more about Say Yes, College Now, and other entities that support Cleveland students. We will continue to delve into the impact of trauma, systemic inclusion, and justice across our organizations and work, and offer a new daylong session around assessment processes. We will close the season again with CMSD CEO Eric Gordon’s Update.

Learn more about our member network and programs. Become a member if it fits.
Stay well, wear masks – and if you haven’t already, get your Covid vaccination.

Judith Ryder
Founding Manager, Cleveland Arts Education Consortium

CAEC Community Partners



CAEC has been a CIFF Community Partner for 8 years.
We look forward to CIFF 46!

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


CAEC is a member and partner with the following organizations.

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


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