About Us

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Welcome to Smart Culture Source, a searchable resource website featuring Pre-K to Grade 12 Out-of-School Time Arts and Culture programs in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

Smart Culture Source is the perfect place for organizations in the county to list arts and culture programs that take place after school, on weekends and during the summer. To inquire about program listings, email the Smart Culture Source Website Administrator.

Designed as a one-stop site, Smart Culture Source will help its users find convenient and appropriate program activities for young children between the ages of three and ten as well as stimulating, engaging programs for middle school and high school youth.

This comprehensive website contains dates, times, locations, age and difficulty levels for all types of programs and activities in dance, drama, music, visual arts, history, literature and science.


The Smart Culture Source website was developed and launched by the Cleveland Arts Education Consortium with a grant from The Cleveland Foundation. The Cleveland Arts Education Consortium (CAEC), which was established in 1999, undertakes projects and research studies that leverage resources to promote the value of arts education throughout Northeast Ohio. CAEC regularly convenes arts organization members, affiliates and community leaders from across Cuyahoga County to address critical issues in arts education. Members have collaborated to present innovative courses for Cleveland State University's Summer Institute and the annual Arts Summit with eminent guest speakers and performers. CAEC is in residence in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Cleveland State University. For more information, call the CAEC office at 216.802.3378 or go to: www.csuohio.edu/class/caec/

For families and educators looking for Academic Enrichment, Tutoring, Prevention, Athletics, Health/Nutrition, Leadership programs and additional arts and culture program activities go to Starting Point's searchable online database and log in at http://www.starting-point.org/MyCOM.html or contact them at 216-575-0061. Starting Point is MyCOM's lead agency for out of school time activities and provides families with referrals to positive, structured before and after school care, camps and other enrichment programs.