The Carnegie Receives $20,000 from Kentucky Department of Tourism

TC_Exterior_newCOVINGTON, KY – Today, The Carnegie announced that the organization received a second grant for $20,000 from the Kentucky Department of Tourism (KDT) to support marketing efforts for its 2019-20 theatre season. The Carnegie was awarded $18,000 in the last grant cycle.

“We’re so grateful for the support of the Kentucky Department of Tourism,” said Kim Best, Executive Director of The Carnegie. “The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s only multi-disciplinary arts venue, and we are dedicated to producing high-quality programming for our patrons. These funds will help us reach new audiences throughout the region to support a Kentucky cultural icon.”

The Carnegie’s 2019-20 theatre season includes Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT (August 10 – 25, 2019), PROOF (November 2 – 17, 2019), JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (January 11 – 26, 2020), and END OF THE RAINBOW (March 21 – April 5, 2020). Special Engagements include QUEEN OF SOUL: THE MUSIC OF ARETHA FRANKLIN (September 7, 2019), The Carnegie MISCAST (September 28, 2019), and NINETEEN: We, the Women (June 6 & 7, 2020).

The Local Tourism Grant Program was established in the 2018-20 State Biennium Budget for the purpose of supporting local theater programs and museums in order to promote tourism in the Commonwealth.

About The Carnegie: The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center.  More information about The Carnegie is available at or by calling (859) 491-2030.

The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from Cincinnati International Wine Festival, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, the Kentucky Arts Council and the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr. / US Bank Foundation. The Carnegie is also supported by the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign. The 2018-19 Carnegie Theatre Series is presented by the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation. Additional support comes from the Kentucky Department of Tourism.


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