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About FCSA

Friends of Cleveland School of the Arts (FCSA) was established in 1982 to provide and fund arts education opportunities at CSA.

FCSA has raised millions of dollars to support innovative artistic and academic programming for our students. Funds raised have provided program enhancements, and support for exhibits, productions, international tours, and other student events. FCSA also recently completed a matching 1.5 million dollar endowment campaign through the "Talented Students in the Arts Initiative" of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Surdna Foundation, one of only five schools nationwide to receive that honor.

Today, FCSA works in strategic partnership with many generous local, regional and national contributing funders and partners (link to “Our Supporters” page)  to raise awareness, advocacy and funding in order to create a Premier Arts School on the John Hay Campus.

Funds raised by FCSA support the following:

  • Artists-in-Residence
  • Vocal and Orchestra Directors
  • Private lessons
  • Scholarships to summer programs
  • Scholarships to extracurricular ensembles
  • Play productions
  • Travel nationally and internationally
  • International residency programs
  • Technology infrastructure
  • Art and academic classroom supplies
  • Instrument purchases and repairs
  • Costumes, set and stage materials
  • Accelerated Reader and Math Programs
  • School Psychologist

FCSA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization in partnership with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD). We support the bold vision of a premier 21st century creative, visual and performing arts school of choice in University Circle, Cleveland, Ohio.