CMSD'S ARTS EDUCATION PROGRAM AND ALL-CITY ARTS
PURPOSE AND HISTORY
From the late 1970s until the beginning of the new millennium, All-City did not exist, and arts education in general made a sharp and severe decline in the schools. In 2000, CMSD established the All-City Arts initiative after a nearly 30-year absence.
Today, All-City Arts is far more inclusive of other art forms and styles than the original concerts, which focused mainly on classical music. All-City Arts encompasses after-school and weekend college readiness built upon the “Live Learning Lab” curriculum. The Department of Arts Education collaborates with district-certified arts teachers, practicing arts professionals and over 40 community arts and cultural partners to produce All-City programs, productions and events. All-City Arts is housed in John Hay High School and meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 6:30. There are many opportunities for students from various arts disciplines to participate:
- Enroll in the after-school and weekend program
- Perform or exhibit at All-City events
- Attend an All-City performance or exhibition
For more information about the CMSD’s arts education and All-City Arts programs, please visit http://clevelandschoolofthearts.org/programs/ or call the Department of Arts Education at 216.838.8218.