CECA Mission Statement
Since 1985, the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA, or "seek-ah") has been providing students, the Clarksville community, and the middle Tennessee region with engaging experiences through the Art + Design, Music, Theatre & Dance, and Creative Writing programs at APSU.
CECA provides undergraduate students with graduate-level experiences and internships that prepare them for the workplace or graduate school. In addition, CECA provides the talented faculty of the arts departments at APSU with research opportunities to enhance their professional growth.
CECA supports the creative arts in the University, the local community, and the Southeast region by sponsoring the creation, presentation, study, and research of significant and distinctive works of art.
CECA provides an enriched environment conducive to the development of individual understanding and basic literacy in the creative arts disciplines through curricular and co-curricular arts education designed to meet the needs of the general university student, the arts major, the general public, and the professional artist.
CECA and/or the CECA leadership team are members the following advocacy groups:
Tennesseans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts
National Council of Arts Administrators
National Guild for Community Arts Education
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Partners in Education
Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce
CECA also founded the Clarksville Community Cultural Coalition with other local organizations.