School and Youth Programs

Artists on Tour

Artists on Tour brings a variety of arts experiences directly to you! Have the finest local teaching artists in the region come to your school and enhance learning with programs that vary in culture and art form.

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Cincinnati Arts Association is proud to present SchoolTime performances throughout the school year that allow your students to experience the magic of live, professional theatre! 

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Overture Awards

The Overture Awards recognizes, encourages and rewards excellence in the arts among Greater Cincinnati 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.

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Afterschool Expand

The Afterschool Expand program blends the love of the arts with the power of Social-Emotional Learning. Artists of various disciplines work with students in afterschool programs to recognize their feelings in a fun and engaging way through the power of creativity.

Friends of Music Hall Educational Opportunities

Visit Music Hall for an interactive learning experience, or bring Music Hall to your classroom with virtual presentations and hands-on activities about this National Historic Landmark.

Contact Executive Director Mindy Rosen at 513.744.3293 or for either of the following programs.

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Subsidies for Schools

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

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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.

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The Cincinnati Arts Association and its Education and Community Programs

are supported [in part] by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio, and the National Endowment for the Arts.



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