Education & Community Programs
Since its inception in 1995, the Cincinnati Arts Association’s (CAA) Education and Community Programs have reached more than 1.7 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.
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.
Since 2003, CAA has annually hosted an exhibition of student artwork.
2020 Student Art Show is Postponed
Originally Scheduled: May 1 – 10, 2020
Due to the evolving impact of the coronavirus, directives from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, and the recommendations of government and health officials, the Cincinnati Arts Association’s (CAA) Education and Community Engagement Department has made the difficult decision to postpone its annual Student Art Show for 2020. The Cincinnati Arts Association is committed to the health and safety of all of our guests, staff, artists and volunteers at the Aronoff Center and Music Hall; this is our top priority. We continue to closely monitor the global impact of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation, and will continue to make decisions based on changing conditions.
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.
Educational Spotlight, a curriculum-based presentation designed for middle- and high-school students, is offered for select Broadway in Cincinnati performances.
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.
- Education & Community
- Artists on Tour
- Arts in Healing
- Overture Awards
- Building Diverse Audiences Advisory Committee
- Cincy Emerging Arts Leaders
- Janet's Fund