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Education & Community Programs

Since its inception in 1995, the Cincinnati Arts Association’s (CAA) Education and Community Programs have reached more than 1.3 million Tri-state students and have promoted learning through the arts by developing opportunities that are diverse, multi-disciplinary, and accessible to all ages and cultural groups. Through projects with artists, arts organizations and cultural institutions, CAA promotes the arts as an integral part of our community.

Artists on Tour

The Artists on Tour program brings a variety of arts experiences directly into your organization. The finest local teaching artists in the region enhance learning with unique programs that vary in culture and art form.

SchoolTime

Presented at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, SchoolTime offers programs that entertain, educate, and support academic curriculum.

The Overture Awards

The Overture Awards recognizes, encourages and rewards excellence in the arts among Tri-state students in grades 9-12. Its mission is to encourage arts education as an integral part of a student’s academic experience and to create an environment that encourages training in, and appreciation of, the arts.

Grants

Schools may apply for grants to help with the cost of Artists on Tour and SchoolTime programs. CAA also manages the Aronoff Center Rental Subsidy program and the Janet’s Fund, professional development grants for operation staff of performing arts organizations.

Special Programs

CAA also presents special programs on an as need basis, often in collaboration with other organizations. The Student Art Show has been an annual event since 2003.

Building Diverse Audience Advisory Committee

BDAAC is a committed group of citizens illustrating diversity from within the community that acts as an advisor to and ambassador for the Cincinnati Arts Association. BDAAC’s purpose is to assist CAA in addressing the programming, service and cultural needs of Greater Cincinnati’s diverse communities.

The Cincy Emerging Arts Leaders

The Cincy Emerging Arts Leaders is an extension of the Emerging Leaders Network of the Americans for the Arts and administered by the Cincinnati Arts Association. It supports the professional development needs of arts professionals in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Broadway in Cincinnati

For information on educational opportunities for Broadway in Cincinnati shows, or to request tickets at student prices, please contact the group sales manager by phone at (513) 369-4363 or by email.

Greater Cincinnati Alliance for Arts Education

The Cincinnati Arts Association is a member of the Greater Cincinnati Alliance for Arts Education (GCAAE), which supports and fosters the arts as a vital component of education in the Greater Cincinnati region, through advocacy, professional development and integrated arts experiences for students, teachers, and other professionals. 

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