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In my own philanthropy and business endeavors, I have seen the critical role that the arts play in stimulating creativity and in developing vital communities . . . the arts have a crucial impact on our economy and are an important catalyst for learning, discovery, and achievement in our country.— Paul G. Allen, Co-Founder, Microsoft

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 school's 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 is not a barrier.

Progressive Arts Alliance receives support from a variety of sources. This support is critical to making our programming accessible for diverse audiences.

Foundations/Public Support

The majority of our funding comes from private foundations in Northeast Ohio.

Since 2008, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC), a public funder of arts and culture organizations, programs, and events in Cuyahoga County has provided generous support that makes much of our work possible.

Funding for our 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).


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

To reach more students with our dynamic arts-integrated education programming, we need support of all sizes to help us build tomorrow’s leaders through the arts.


Progressive Arts Alliance also depends on generous donations from individuals. We welcome the opportunity to share our work with you. You can donate here or contact us to learn more about how your support can impact youth.

Why Give?

Your support helps give students meaningful access to rich and rigorous arts learning experiences. A significant body of research exists that notes learning in and through the arts provides students with the opportunity to build skills needed for lifelong success.

Make a Difference

Your support helps Progressive Arts Alliance use the arts to build critical skills for students.

Contributions of any size help advance our work with youth in Greater Cleveland.

  • $10 provides a student's supplies for a residency
  • $100 buys 100 grams of film for the 3D printer
  • $500 funds an art installation project
  • $800 supports a multi-session after-school program
  • $1,600 fully pays for a 10-session classroom residency
  • $3,000 sponsors a summer camp at a community organization

Please call 216-774-4722 to discuss your gift, or donate online by clicking here.  Thank you for your support.