• The Creative Arts Academy of the Quad Cities
    Davenport Community Schools
    306 W. River Drive, 2nd Floor
    Davenport Iowa 52801
    (563) 723-5350

  • Apply to the Creative Arts Academy


    What is the CAA looking for in its students?

    Enthusiasm for the arts and their chosen art form

    Ability to take instruction and constructive criticism

    Willingness to experiment, take risks, and learn from setbacks


    All applicants must fill out the Application for Admission 19-20 as well as the packet for the area they will be auditioning on:


    Comm/Media Enrichment Application

    Dance Enrichment Application

    Music Enrichment Application

    Theatre Enrichment Application

    Visual Art Enrichment Application 19-20

    All applications and recommendations must be postmarked on or before January 18th, 2019 for consideration for the 2019-2020 school year.

    Completed applications may be submitted in person, by mail, or email:

    Creative Arts Academy
    306 W. River Drive
    Davenport, IA 52801

    *Applications sent via email will get a confirmation email that the application has been received.  Please call our secretary if you do not receive a confirmation email, as this means we have not received your application.

    Please contact the CAA Secretary, Lea McVay at (563) 723-5350 or mcvayl@davenportschools.org for more information.

    2019 Audition Dates:

    Saturday, January 26th – Music, Theatre & Visual Arts
    Saturday, February 2nd Communication/Media Arts, Dance & Additional Visual Arts (if needed)

    Applicants will be notified of admission status by the middle of February. Please do not call us asking if results are ready before then.

    Accepted students from out-of-district will need to apply for Open Enrollment with the Davenport Community Schools by March 1, 2019. (2019 – 2020 Open Enrollment Applications are not yet available. You may use the previous year’s application until the new applications are made available.)
    2019 – 2020 Open Enrollment Application
    2018-19 Open Enrollment Guidelines

    As part of Davenport Community Schools, the Creative Arts Academy of the Quad Cities follows the academic calendar set by the district.

     Audition Procedures

    All auditions will be evaluated under the following guidelines:

    25% – Prepared Artistic Samples (content-specific)
    25% – Discussion of the Prepared Artistic Sample
    25% – Participatory Experience(s) (content-specific)
    25% – Interview