The arts fuel creativity and learning. Science, technology, engineering and math are essential fields of study for today’s youth. Together, arts and STEM learning opportunities can help students prepare for the innovative careers of tomorrow.
ArtsConnect™, based in Springfield Township, Hamilton County, Ohio hosts a variety of unique and engaging community events, art classes, camps and volunteer opportunities that bring vibrancy and connectedness to the community. Be entertained by our dinner theaters, hometown outdoor concerts and family entertainment series. Get creative with art classes. Experience something out of the ordinary!
ArtsWave is committed to supports arts education programs that fuel creativity and learning.
At ArtWorks, we are head over heels in love with Cincinnati, and it is our mission to help everyone else experience that love as fully as we do. We are a non-profit that believes creativity is an economic engine. It is our privilege to partner with our local communities, teens, artists, and entrepreneurs to put our city’s creative power on display for all to enjoy. Through installations, sculptures, and over 100 murals and counting, ArtWorks has become the largest employer of visual artists in the region, providing jobs for thousands since we were founded in 1996. To date, ArtWorks has employed over 2,800 youth Apprentices and 800 professional artists.
To learn more about how ArtWorks is making a difference in the lives of all Cincinnatians through the power of art, or to lend your support, visit ArtWorksCincinnati.org
The combination of entertainment and education of NKY’s history and culture is a hallmark of BCM, where children and adults learn as they play through 16 permanent and six rotating exhibits plus over 196 presentations and programs. Many of our programs are designed to reflect our area’s cultural and artistic heritage while promoting today’s local artists and their various media, whether music, writing, theater or visual art.
Arts integrated educational programming is offered throughout the year to school and civic groups and the general public through school field trips, outreach services, lectures on history and the arts, special camps on archaeology, music or art, and pre-school story time and craft activities.
We are committed to educating our residents, families, visitors, and particularly our young people as to the treasures–geological, historical and cultural–that we have right here in our own community where we live.
“The regional history of Northern Kentucky as part of the Ohio Valley must be preserved for the benefit of present and future generations. Therefore, the Behringer-Crawford Museum is a center for the collection, presentation, study and enjoyment of our natural, cultural, and visual and performing arts heritage,”
Northern Kentucky’s arts, culture and history live at Behringer-Crawford Museum for the benefit of all members in, and all visitors to, our community.
Boone County Public Library
Discover, explore, experience a lifetime of learning.
Boone County Public Library is committed to providing a wide variety of events and workshops, as well as print and digital resources, to encourage the pursuit of lifelong learning. Topics include art, music, literature, STEM and more.
Boone County Public Library has five locations spread throughout the county: Main Library, Scheben Branch, Florence Branch, Walton Branch, and Chapin Memorial Library. Addresses and directions can be found here.
Cincinnati Art Museum
Visitors to the Cincinnati Art Museum can experience our world-renowned permanent collection and breath-taking special exhibitions by participating in one of our many interpretive programs.
Designed to provide visitors with opportunities to explore world cultures, engage with artworks, and contemplate big ideas, our programs are immersive, fun and engaging. From free family programs, to summer camp to talks with artists and scholars, the museum has a program for you!
Cincinnati Arts Association
Founded in 1992, the Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) is a not-for-profit organization that oversees the programming and management of two of the Tri-state’s finest performing arts venues – the Aronoff Center for the Arts and Music Hall – and is dedicated to supporting performing and visual arts. Each year, CAA presents a diverse schedule of events; serves upwards of 600,000 people in its venues; features the work of talented local, regional, and national artists in the Weston Art Gallery (located in the Aronoff Center); and supports the work of more than one dozen resident companies. Since the inception of its acclaimed arts education programs in 1995, CAA has reached more than 1.5 million students.
Since 1963, Cincinnati Ballet has been the cornerstone professional ballet company of the region, presenting a bold and adventurous array of classical, full-length ballets and contemporary works, regularly with live orchestral accompaniment. Under the artistic direction of Victoria Morgan, Cincinnati Ballet has become a creative force within the larger dance community, commissioning world premiere works and exploring unique collaborations with artists as diverse as Grammy winning guitarist Peter Frampton and popular, Ohio-based band Over the Rhine. With a mission to inspire hope and joy in our community and beyond through the power and passion of dance, Cincinnati Ballet reaches beyond the stage in programs that allow every person in the region to be part of the continued evolution of dance. To that end, Cincinnati Ballet presents exhilarating performances, extensive education outreach programs and offers top level professional ballet training at Cincinnati Ballet Otto M. Budig Academy.
The Cincinnati Boychoir provides exceptional concert opportunities and music education in a safe, diverse, and respectful environment.
About the Cincinnati Boychoir
The Cincinnati Boychoir is one of the premiere professional boychoirs in the United States. Located in the urban arts core of Cincinnati at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, the Boychoir reaches approximately 200 young men each year from more than 90 schools in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Since 1965, the Cincinnati Boychoir has been dedicated to the musical, intellectual, and emotional development of these young men and has served as one of the foremost music education and performance organizations in the region; boys attend weekly rehearsals, retreats, music theory classes, and the annual SongFest Summer Music Camp for Boys at Xavier University. Each year, the Cincinnati Boychoir presents approximately thirty annual performances in the Greater Cincinnati region, and has performed concerts and completed residencies both at home and abroad; most recently, the Boychoir undertook three three-day residencies with boychoirs in England (June 2013), and a week-long residency at the Hotchkiss School in northwest Connecticut (June 2014).
As an organization that values collaboration, the Boychoir has built artistic partnerships with Cincinnati’s Vocal Arts Ensemble, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, the musicians of Christ Church Cathedral, Collegium Cincinnati, and Elementz, as well as the many choirs that together make Cincinnati ‘The City That Sings.’ In 2013, the Cincinnati Boychoir was the subject of a thirty-minute special on WCET, Cincinnati’s public television station, entitled “A Treasure of Youth and Song.”
The Boychoir performs regularly with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra & May Festival Chorus, most recently under the direction of James Conlon in 2012 (Orff: Carmina Burana), 2011 (Mendelssohn: Elijah), and 2010 (Bach: St. Matthew Passion), and under the direction of Rafael Frübeck de Burgos in October, 2012 (Mahler: Symphony No. 3). Soloists from the Boychoir have performed with the Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra & Pops, the Dayton Philharmonic, the Dayton Opera, the Blue Ash-Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and with many other national and regional orchestras. Six members of the Boychoir have gone on to join the world-famous Vienna Boys’ Choir. Participation in the Champion’s Competition of the World Choir Games in July 2012 resulted in two silver medals for the boys in the mixed choir and the youth choir divisions.
Recent and upcoming projects include Britten’s Saint Nicolas with Collegium Cincinnati (March 2013), Duruflé’s Messe cum jubilo (March 2014), a boys-and-men-only performance of Handel’s Messiah with Collegium Cincinnati (December 2014), and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, paired with the world premiere of Dominick DiOrio’s A Horizon Symphony, composed for the Boychoir (March 2015).
Cincinnati Landmark Productions
Cincinnati Landmark Productions (CLP) began as Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre (CYPT), a theatre for teenagers, in 1982. In 1990, CYPT became the producer for the summer stock Showboat Majestic, utilizing paid performers of all ages and keeping the teen program at Westwood Town Hall.
In May 2002, CYPT purchased the Covedale Cinema at 4990 Glenway Avenue, converting it into a performing arts center by July 26, 2002, when the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts opened with sold-out shows of West Side Story.
In Fall 2002, “the Covedale” began a subscription series featuring paid performers of all ages. Since then, the Covedale has completed its original 5 Phase renovation plan, creating one of the area’s most successful live theatrical venues.
By 2006, Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre was reorganized as Cincinnati Landmark Productions, comprised of the Showboat Majestic; the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts; and Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre teen program.
In 2013, CLP ceased operating the city-owned Showboat Majestic.
On June 3, 2015, CLP opened its new venue: the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater in the blossoming Incline District in East Price Hill. This landmark location features two seasons: a summer-stock series (the “Summer Classics Season”) designed to carry on CLP’s showboat-type productions; and a main stage season (“the District Series”) during the year, with shows that will explore a broad range of styles and content, in contrast to Incline Summer classics and the Covedale Center’s programming.
With the addition of the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater to the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, CLP once again produces subscription seasons, events, concerts, children’s programs and an arts/crafts fair at two landmark theatres.
Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center is a one-of-a-kind, multi-museum complex housed in Union Terminal, a historic Art Deco train station and National Historic Landmark. Museum Center’s major offerings at Union Terminal include the Cincinnati History Museum, the Cincinnati History Library and Archives, the Duke Energy Children’s Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Science and the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater. Museum Center is the largest cultural institution in the city of Cincinnati, with more than 1.4 million visitors per year. Our permanent and temporary exhibits are supported and complemented by a state-of-the-art collections and research facility, the Geier Collections & Research Center, educational programs, professional development programs for teachers, day and overnight camps, public lectures and programs, tours of historic sites and community-wide cultural events. Museum Center’s collection encompass more than 1.8 million artifacts, art works and archives and is incorporated into our exhibition, research and education programs.
In addition, Museum Center has been working with our collaborate partner, the Ohio Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, to protect the Richard and Lucille Durrell Edge of Appalachia Preserve System for more than 50 years. The Preserve is the largest privately-owned protected natural area in Ohio at 16,000 acres. It provides critical habitats for more than 100 rare plant and animal species. The Eulett Center is Museum Center’s research and education facility at the Preserve. It has increased staff research capabilities, greatly expanded opportunities for educational programming and has enhanced the Preserve’s relationship with the Adams County community.
Cincinnati Nature Center
Cincinnati Nature Center is a nonprofit nature education organization founded in 1965. We are the largest member-supported nature center in the country, with over 150,000 visitors a year. Our members actively support us by volunteering their time, talents, and resources.
Award-winning trails wind through Eastern deciduous forest, fields, streams and ponds. Rowe Woods in Milford, is just east of Cincinnati, spanning 1,025 acres (including 65 acres of old growth forest) and offering more than 16 miles of hiking trails.
Rowe Woods is home to the Marge & Charles Schott Nature PlayScape, where natural features are designed for open-ended creative play. Plants, soil, and water can be touched and manipulated, not just observed, to stimulate the senses and promote a sense of wonder.
Inspiring generations to look to the starsThe mission of the Cincinnati Observatory Center (the Observatory) will be to maintain the integrity and heritage of a historic 19th century observatory while promoting the study and practice of 21st century astronomy and science.Our vision is to be a primary resource in furthering astronomy and science education through programming:
For K-12 schools and the public on and off our campusFor universities and classes for teacher professional developmentTo promote the rich history of the ObservatoryTo strengthen our connection to allied STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) organizations
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Nestled on a hill and commanding a superb view of downtown Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park has been offering audiences the finest in professional theatre for 56 years. Nationally known for its excellence and commitment to new works and as an artistic home for America’s best actors, directors and designers, the Playhouse always keeps its primary role at center stage — to serve the Tristate by producing the finest in classic and contemporary works: musicals, dramas, comedies and recent hits. Simply put, the Playhouse strives to celebrate the live theatrical experience in superlative fashion, in a setting that is second to none.
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is committed to inviting young voices to join the conversation about Shakespeare, the classics, and drama. We reach over 50,000 students every year with our education and outreach programs. We bring Shakespeare into classrooms and community centers with engaging and exciting performances and workshops. We do this by offering programs for schools and community centers in their school, offering programs at the theater as well as offering acting classes and camps for adults and teens.
Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati
The Civic Garden Center (CGC) is a non-profit horticultural resource whose mission is building community through gardening, education and environmental stewardship. Founded in 1942, the CGC is the only organization of its kind in our region. Our administrative office building is located at 2715 Reading Road on the former estate of Cornelius J. Hauck. Here we host classes, a horticultural library, several gardens for visitors to enjoy free of charge, the Green Learning Station and an outdoor compost classroom; the building and grounds are available for event and meeting rental. Off the main campus, the CGC has supported the development and continued success of over 50 community and children’s gardens throughout the city. Our outreach efforts include the Community Gardens, Youth Education and School Gardens programs. The CGC offers these programs at no cost to participants, thanks to the generosity of our donors, private and government grants and corporate sponsorships.
The Green Learning Station (GLS) is an environmental education learning laboratory at the CGC committed to raising awareness among people of all ages and backgrounds about how they can improve the quality of the environment and urban life using the land and buildings around them. The site illustrates how to keep rain where it falls, transform trash into compost, and garden anywhere and everywhere. Specific demonstrations at the GLS include: four styles of vegetated roofs, six types of permeable pavement being monitored to compare performance, rain gardens, rainwater harvesting, container and backyard fruit and vegetable gardening, renewable energy generation, and a variety of closed and open compost systems Educational signage, including videos linked to QR codes, draw visitors into a rich learning experience through a self-guided tour. Middle and high school science classes visit the GLS on field trips, where they work in small groups to conduct experiments and discover solutions to urban environmental issues.
Clifton Cultural Arts Center
Clifton Cultural Arts Center is a truly regional Cultural Arts Center encompassing – and preserving – over 53,000 square feet of historically significant space in Gaslight Clifton. We’re housed in the former Clifton School building built in 1906 and opened our doors as CCAC in 2008. Since then, we’ve welcomed over 100,000 visitors for an exhibit, concert, theater performance, civic function, class, or celebration. CCAC is a registered non-profit and our mission is to strengthen the critical link between participation in the cultural arts and successful, healthy children, adults and communities.
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