The Carnegie’s In-School Programming provides students with opportunities to imagine, create, and communicate in all art forms during the school day.


The Carnegie provides arts integration workshops and residencies directly to the classroom. Each program is designed to allow the students an opportunity to connect, create, perform/produce, and respond. They focus on combining the elements of dance, theatre, or visual arts with other content areas to strengthen creativity, problem solving, perseverance, communication, and pride. All programs align with the National Core Arts Standards.

Click HERE for examples of in-school arts programming. Ask how The Carnegie can tailor programming to meet your specific needs.

The Carnegie in YOUR classroom – To discuss possibilities or for more information, contact Alissa Paasch at or 859-957-1936.

Goals of the programs:
• Create an atmosphere where students can take creative risks and practice decision making.
• Reinforce positive behavior by developing an atmosphere of teamwork, respect and pride.
• Reinforce core curriculum with engaging, hands-on experiences.
• Positively impact students standardized test scores in the covered areas.
• Enhance the desire to learn and make an impact on the community.
• Document the program with photos and/or video.

What teachers are saying about The Carnegie’s School Workshops:
” I loved how engaged my students were and the excitement level in our classroom. It is so wonderful for them to have this “non-traditional” learning experience. This workshop fostered decision making, and I loved the presentation aspect of it.”

“I love how the instructors were so positive with the kids! They brought excitement into the classroom while they taught science curriculum, teamwork and performance. Love, love the program!”

Costs of the Program:

Prices range from $60 to $100 per contact hour. Please contact Alissa Paasch at 859.491.2030 or for more information.

The Carnegie has provided workshops or residencies for the following schools:

Covington Independent Schools

  • 6th District Elementary School
  • 9th District Elementary School
  • Latonia Elementary School
  • John G. Carlisle Elementary School
  • Glenn O. Swing Elementary School

Kenton County Schools

  • Twenhofel Middle School
  • Summit View Elementary and Middle Schools
  • Turkey Foot Middle School
  • R.C. Hinsdale Elementary School
  • White’s Tower Elementary School
  • Piner Elementary School
  • Scott High School

Fort Thomas Schools

  • Woodfill Elementary School
  • Johnson Elementary School
  • Moyer Elementary School

Boone County Schools

  • Thornewilde Elementary School

Cincinnati Public Schools

  • The Hyde Park School
  • Roselawn Condon Elementary School
  • Evanston Academy
  • Frederick Douglass School

Ludlow Independent Schools

  • Mary A. Goetz Elementary School

Beechwood Independent Schools

  • Beechwood Elementary School

Newport Independent Schools

  • Newport Intermediate School

Private Schools

  • Cornerstone Montessori
  • Prince of Peace Montessori
  • Community Christian Academy


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


The Carnegie has been a member of the Partners in Education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts since 2014. The focus of this partnership is to assist arts organizations throughout the nation to develop or expand educational partnerships with their local school systems. Originally, The Carnegie, alongside the Kenton County Schools, was selected as one of eleven teams nationwide to join. Since then, Boone County Schools and the Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services (NKCES) have joined the team to strengthen and support arts education in Northern Kentucky Schools. Click HERE to learn more about Kennedy Center Partners in Education.


In 2017, The Carnegie joined the Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services (NKCES) in their initiative to provide professional development opportunities in arts integration and arts education to over 37 schools in the Northern Kentucky region. This initiative turned into the Northern Kentucky Institute for Arts Education (NKIAE) bringing teachers together, across the curriculum and with community arts providers, to collaborate on the design and implementation of arts-integrated lessons for their classroom. Click HERE to learn more about NKIAE.


The Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation is a Charitable Trust established in 2004 by Elsa Sule, a native of Northern Kentucky. It is a philanthropic foundation that makes grants to private, nonprofit organizations and public agencies that have qualified charitable purposes, as defined by the Internal Revenue Service, primarily in the tri-state areas of Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. The Foundation is governed by a Trustee, Grant Coordinator and a Board of Advisors that actively assess the Foundation’s institutional constraints, traditions and values so that the Trust resources are targeted effectively. As originally instructed by Elsa Sule, the Trustee and Board of Advisors focus on distributions in areas such as education, the arts, music, children’s programs, community welfare and animal preservation. More information is available online at

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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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