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Since its beginnings in 1904, Rainey Institute has served countless Greater Cleveland youth. Today, over 2,500 children participate in engaging arts education programming each year. Children of all ages discover and develop their talents after school, on weekends, and over the summer.

Who We Are

Rainey Institute, a non-profit community arts center dedicated to engaging Cleveland youth through dance, drama, music, and visual arts.

What We Do

Whether it’s afterschool, weekends, or the summertime, Rainey Institute has artistic offerings for everyone. Read more about our programs and register now!


Make an impact and help change lives by making a gift today. Every donation made helps Rainey serve those who need us most.

“This is Rainey’s time. I really appreciate Rainey, and I thank God that Rainey was able to grow into this beautiful edifice of a building where children in the neighborhood will have opportunity to be able to be in the arts.”

— Rainey Grandparent

 Did you know? Students who participate in arts education are proven to do better on standardized tests, have improved social skills, and are more motivated than students with little to no access to the arts.

Thank you for helping Rainey Institute make a difference!

Announcing Rainey’s 2024 Glissando Honorees

Announcing Rainey's 2024 Glissando Honorees Rainey Institute is proud to honor this year's class of notable Rainey supporters, champions, and alumni.  Each year at Glissando, Rainey Institute honors an individual for their contributions and commitment to the...

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Strings Teaching Artist

Date Posted: 9/18/2023To be considered for this opportunity, please send a resume and cover letter to Andrea Soncina, Arts Education Coordinator  at (216) 881-1766.POSITION: Strings Teaching Artist (Expertise in lower strings with applied knowledge of upper strings)...

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Contact Us

We’d love to hear from you. Drop us a line and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!

For employment inquires, please send your resume to [email protected]. We would love to know more about you!

Rainey Institute
1705 East 55th
Cleveland, Ohio 44103
Phone: (216) 881-1766 ex 14