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CSA Board of Trustees  •  About CSA Board of Trustees

About CSA Board of Trustees

The Friends of the Cleveland School of the Arts had a deep impact on the remarkable success of CSA for more than 30 years.  With the school’s new home in 2015, it is the welcoming of a new era for CSA.  To match the momentum of building a nationally regarded arts school, the Board of Trustees made a careful decision to build on the legacy of the Friends with new long-term strategies, and the 501(c)3 nonprofit evolved to become known as the “CSA Board of Trustees.”

The CSA Board of Trustees has an on-site Office of Philanthropy, and works in tandem with the CSA Head of School, administrators, and faculty as true collaborative partners for school and student success.  The efforts connect to and reflect Cleveland’s world-renowned arts community, while building the future of artists and arts in Northeast Ohio.

As with all schools in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, CSA receives “per pupil funding” for basic school expenses such as full-time faculty.  But this does not fund the unique costs of a vibrant and pre-professional arts education.  The CSA Board of Trustees is completely dedicated to building all the resources needed for quality arts education for every class of students every school year.  CSA has a wide range of Arts Majors and over 600 talented students working to build paths to higher education and successful careers.

To ensure high quality arts learning and pre-professional experiences, CSA is in need of contributions, dedicated partners, and strong community advocacy.  We sincerely thank you for your kind support!

Funds raised by the CSA Board of Trustees:

  • Artists-in-Residence
  • Arts classroom supplies
  • Private lessons
  • Tuition to summer programs
  • Tuition to extracurricular ensembles
  • Signature Event Series production costs
  • Full financial support of Festival of New Works
  • Theatre productions
  • Travel nationally and internationally
  • International residency programs
  • Technology infrastructure
  • Instrument purchases and repairs
  • Costumes, set, and stage materials