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Fueling Community

ArtsWave's Blueprint for Collective Action for the Arts Sector

Introduced in 2015, the Blueprint for Collective Action provides a 10-year framework for ArtsWave's community investments and strategic initiatives. The Blueprint leverages the power of the arts to build a more vibrant economy and more connected community in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Metro Region. Its five objectives reflect the distinctive resources and assets of the local arts sector in alignment with broader community needs. 

The Blueprint's objectives are to use the power of the arts to: 

Put Cincinnati on the mapto attract employees, new businesses and tourists.
Deepen roots in our regionto retain employees and residents, including new college grads.
Bridge cultural dividesto make our region more inclusive, diverse, equitable and respectful of all
Enliven neighborhoods, to improve everyone's qualify of life.
Fuel creativity and learningto prepare kids to be productive citizens and future employees, and live creative lives.

Through $10 million in annual grantmaking, ArtsWave intentionally encourages arts programming that supports these goals.

2022-10 BLINK AJ Waltz Memorial Hall light projection (3)
2021-10 The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati photo by Mikki Schaffner TCT Jump Start Program
2022-5-CincyJams presented by Accenture, Photo Credit Good Story Co (55)