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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 1.8 million people 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 at Home

During this time of uncertainty and social distancing, the Cincinnati Arts Association is pleased to bring many of our touring artists to you – virtually – to help you stay healthy in fun and entertaining ways. 


The very first season of SchoolTime started in January of 1996 during the grand opening year of the Aronoff Center for the Arts.  For the past 25 years, the SchoolTime series has welcomed nearly 500,000 youth, teachers, and chaperones. 

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.

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.

Arts in Healing

Arts in Healing is an initiative to enhance the medical experience through the arts. Through practicing and investigating the use of the arts in healing and well-being, the program seeks to build a community that weaves the arts, health, and medicine.


Schools may apply for grants to help with the cost of Artists on Tour programs. CAA also manages the Aronoff Center Rental Subsidy program.

Student Art Show

Since 2003, CAA has annually hosted an exhibition of student artwork.

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 is a collaborative community that advocates for the arts in people's lives.