Imagine, Create and Communicate


The Carnegie’s Education Department provides creative opportunities for children to hone their critical thinking toolkit, persevere through uncertainty and build foundational communication skills. Our programming reaches inside classrooms and onsite in our Eva G. Farris Education Center. 

Creative Process and the Arts, Our Education Programming Encourages:

  • Hands-on discovery and development of creativity 
  • Collaboration and communication through the arts 
  • Creative decision-making  
  • Social emotion learning  
  • Critical thinking 


The Carnegie In-School programming sends teaching artists into Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati classrooms to facilitate arts integration workshops and residencies. These programs are tailored to each school’s needs, timeframe and goals. 

Arts Integration Workshops and Residencies

Our arts integration workshops and residences bring arts integration directly into Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati classrooms. Each program combines elements of performing or visual arts that encourages students to convey their comprehension of non-art content areas like Science, Social Studies, History and English.

By integrating art content into these subjects our programs develop student creativity, critical thinking, perseverance, communication and pride. Our workshops and residencies create space for K-8 students to:    





Covington Independent Schools Partnership

Since 2012, The Carnegie has provided in-school arts programming to all five elementary schools in the Covington Independent Public Schools. This partnership offers students opportunities to explore visual arts, music, dance and theatre aligned with the National Core Arts Standards. Additionally, The Carnegie offers professional development sessions and prepared lesson plans to teachers as a resource for integrating the arts into their classrooms.

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The Carnegie’s Out-of-School-Time programming invites students to discover and create outside of the classroom: before school, after school, on weekends and during the summer.  

On-the-Go Arts Enrichment: After School and Summer

We provide arts enrichment workshops on-the-go and in collaboration with our community. 

Each on-the-go enrichment program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore and discover visual arts, film, dance, theatre, creative writing, music and more.  


Camp Carnegie

Available for students ages 7 to 13, Camp Carnegie is a weeklong day camp that features performance, hands-on art making, character design, costume construction, dramatic exercises, story writing, brainstorming, team building, problem solving –and a great deal of fun! 

The week-long summer theater camps culminate with a live performance in The Carnegie’s Otto M. Budig Theatre.  

Camp Carnegie alumni are invited to continue growing and creating with The Carnegie as youth volunteers. These students become role models and leaders as they assist and guide campers.

Children's Musical

The Carnegie’s Children’s Musical helps students hone performance skills and experiment with creative decisions.  Students ages 8 to 18 are encouraged to audition for our annual, fully produced musical performed in The Carnegie’s Otto M. Buding Theatre.  

Learn more about our Educational Programming

In-School Programming
Off-Site Programming
Summer Camp
Children's Musical
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LANGUAGE: Sexual references, mild obscenities, and homophobic slurs.

ALCOHOL: Alcohol is consumed.

VIOLENCE: There is a boxing match in the musical.

FOR WHICH AUDIENCE: Kinky Boots is a mature musical comedy. The play is best suited for Grade 8 and up.

RATING: If it were a movie, Kinky Boots would be rated “PG-13.”


SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN is a family-friendly production, appropriate for all ages.

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