TrueNorth Cultural Arts (TNCA) is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation in the State of Ohio that offers opportunities in the arts for all of the citizens of Lorain County and beyond. TNCA has grown into an organization serving over 60,000 customers annually. TNCA provides performance and educational opportunities at affordable rates while striving to meet the following goals:

  • Making TNCA financially sound
  • Providing Accessible opportunities
  • Providing family friendly opportunities
  • Offering performances of the highest quality possible
  • Offering diverse opportunities


TrueNorth is a multidisciplinary arts organization committed to building and strengthening individuals and communities through the performing, visual and the literary arts.


TrueNorth accomplishes its mission and vision, while fostering these shared values-inclusiveness, community-responsiveness, integrity in operations, and advocacy of the creative arts.


Our vision is two-fold: To educate, equip, and empower individuals so they can embrace and succeed in the creative arts; and to envision and encourage communities where creative arts and art appreciation flourish.

Our Purpose

  • To transform lives through engagement in the arts…


  • Encouraging multi-disciplinary art forms and their integration
  • Educating, equipping, and empowering artists and audiences
  • Celebrating the gifts of the novice through the professional
  • Fostering mentoring relationships
  • Developing new works, artists, and expressions
  • Collaborating with other arts organizations
  • Being a safe, respectful, faith-encouraging arts community
  • Expecting excellence in all things

As a result:

  • We enrich and strengthen our communities by our presence