Who We Are

rainey is…


We’re a non-profit community arts center dedicated to engaging Cleveland’s youth through dance, drama, music, and visual arts.  From our board members to our teaching assistants, everyone at Rainey Institute has one goal: to provide a safe and encouraging environment where students gain the life skills necessary to pursue their dreams and achieve success wherever life takes them.



Together with our community partners, our students are building confidence which in turn is excelerating their growth and create unlimited opportunities for their future.


We’ve been serving Cleveland families since 1904.  We are woven in the fabric of this amazing city we call home.  We’ve been here… and we’ll continue our mission of making high quality after-school, weekend, and summer arts programs accessible for all.

Our Vision

Rainey Institute is where the arts changes lives by enabling youth to imagine and create a future in which they are positive contributing citizens.

Our Mission

Rainey Institute develops positive growth for Greater Cleveland’s youth through education and engagement in visual and performing arts.

“Rainey makes children shine and brings out their creative greatness!”

~ Rainey Parent