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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 Mission:

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.