Center for Arts-Inspired Learning
The Center for Arts-Inspired Learning (CAL) was founded in 1953 as a program of the School Concerts Committee of the Cleveland Chamber Music Society under the direction of George Szell, Maestro of the Cleveland Orchestra and advisory board member of the national Young Audiences organization. Initially, musicians from The Cleveland Orchestra gave all-school concerts.
Today, CAL enriches the lives of children and promotes creative learning by uniting arts and education. The organization offers Northeast Ohio students and educators arts integrated programming in all of the art forms to improve learning in and through the arts. With six decades of experience, local educators consistently rely upon the quality, depth, and diversity of our exceptional curriculum and professional development offerings. The center’s offices are located in Cleveland’s historic Shaker Square and the organization’s goal continues to be bringing the power of the arts to increase academic success and creativity to all school-aged children regardless of school budgetary issues.
The Center for Arts-Inspired Learning is an affiliate of Young Audiences, Inc., the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit arts-in-education organization dedicated to making the arts essential to the education of all school-aged children.
The Center for Arts-Inspired Learning serves students, educators, and communities in 18 counties in Northeast Ohio.