Whether on stage, in the classroom or in a gallery, The Carnegie inspires creativity for all. We are the largest and only multidisciplinary arts venue in Northern Kentucky, with The Carnegie Galleries, the Eva G. Farris Education Center and the Otto M. Budig Theatre housed together under our landmark dome.
The Carnegie’s iconic building, originally constructed in 1904 as a Carnegie Library, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building is one of only a few remaining Carnegie Libraries in the United States with a full-scale auditorium and has been our home since The Carnegie was founded in 1972.
Our mission of providing an extraordinary venue for the arts and arts education is made possible through the generosity of individuals, private foundations and businesses in our community. In addition, we receive operating support from the ArtsWave, the Kentucky Arts Council, The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation and Kenton County Fiscal Courts. Membership dues and ticket sales comprise the remainder of our funding.