Our school residencies and many of our out-of-school time programs are free to students. Others are available for a small fee. Community organizations that partner with us offset some of our costs by paying Progressive Arts Alliance for the program service. Progressive Arts Alliance does require schools that participate in our residencies to make a financial contribution. This is typically achieved through their district funding, the schools business partners, or foundation support. Progressive Arts Alliance can work with a school or community organization to help secure their portion of the funding, so the “cost” to participate should not be considered a barrier.

Progressive Arts Alliance receives support from a blend of sources. The majority of our funding comes from the grants we write to foundations. This support is critical to making our programming accessible for diverse audiences.

We look forward to growing our corporate revenue through grants and a corporate sponsorship program. If you are interested in connecting Progressive Arts Alliance to a corporation, please contact

Since 2008, Progressive Arts Alliance has received operating support from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC), the public funder of arts and culture organizations, programs and events in Cuyahoga County.

Funding for Progressive Arts Alliance's operations and programming has also been made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC).

Progressive Arts Alliance also depends on generous donations from individuals. You can donate or contact us to learn more about how your support can impact students and our work.