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Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide members of the Greensboro community, especially children, with the personal and artistic benefits that result from education and training in the arts.  We seek to create community benefits and positive social change through our efforts.

The Community Arts Collaborative (CAC) functions as an umbrella organization over the community-engaged work of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The Community Arts Collaborative serves the community of Greensboro by providing an array of low cost, participatory arts opportunities, including private lessons, group classes, artist residencies and performances. The CAC also offers training and employment opportunities to College of Visual and Performing Arts students with the goal of developing artist educators who will be inspired to participate in community-engaged work throughout their careers.

See our Work

UNCG Theatre students recently completed a residency at the Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center through our program Arts After School.  Check out this video to see kids react when they see their original plays on stage for the first time.


This year marks the second year of the Foster Care Chronicles, a project that creates a production crafted from the stories of the performers’ real experiences in Foster Care.  UNCG Social Work faculty member Alicia Kaplan will be joined by CVPA Play-Writing faculty member Janet Allard to create this year’s piece in a collaboration between the School of Health and Human Sciences, the School of Theatre and Triad Stage.  Learn more here.

Check out our nice feature on page 11 in the UNCG Magazine – Spring 2016.  This piece highlights the contribution of Woman’s College (UNCG) alumna Betsy Howard Breckenridge ’51, whose gift helped to found the CAC. String education instructor Deena Rizkalla is front and center!

In other news, the Community Arts Collaborative was just selected as a recipient of the 2016 United Way of Greater Greensboro Kathleen and Joseph M. Bryan Community Enrichment and Venture Grant for $15,000, to be used to expand Arts After School, a partnership between UNCG, the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, Greensboro Parks and Recreation and City Arts. To learn more about this work, click here.


For more information about our work: visit FacebookTwitter, email us at, or call 336.365.8207.

To contact the CAC Program Director, Adam Carlin, email

Private Lessons

Arts After School

Lillian Rauch Strings Program

Peck Alumni Leadership Program

Dancers Connect

NC Theatre for Young People

Opera Outreach Program

Foster Care Chronicles

Additional Partnerships