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Making Waves

How the Arts Make An Impact

  • CEO Reflections: Arts education and experiences vital for children

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Feb 24, 2017
    At ArtsWave, we are focused on the many ways that the arts fuel creativity and learning for kids across the region. Our funded arts organizations provided nearly 186,000 arts experiences in three out of every five schools across the region.

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    CAALA Update: February 22, 2017

    posted by Randy Martinez On Feb 23, 2017
    ArtsWave and CAALA look ahead to exciting cultivation events in March, including a hard hat tour of the under-renovation Music Hall, a performance of 'A Raisin in the Sun' and the upcoming Nelson Mandela exhibition at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

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    Macy's Arts Sampler 2017 brings community together for 31st year

    posted by On Feb 22, 2017
    ArtsWave presented the Macy's Arts Sampler February 18 and 19, 2017, offering Greater Cincinnati residents the opportunity to experience 100 arts events in 25 venues across 18 neighborhoods, for free!

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    ArtsWave sets $12,600,000 goal for 2017 Community Campaign

    posted by On Feb 10, 2017
    Recognizing the power of the arts to connect communities and drive a thriving economy, 2017 ArtsWave Community Campaign Chair Tim Elsbrock announced today a goal to raise $12,600,000 between now and April 27.

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    CEO Reflections: Love Me a Challenge

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Feb 10, 2017
    Today, ArtsWave Campaign Chair Tim Elsbrock, Cincinnati market president of Fifth Third Bank, is announcing Greater Cincinnati's own arts challenge: he's challenging the community to come together to contribute $12,600,000 to the 2017 Campaign by April 27.

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    CEO Reflections: Arts Ripple Effect impact more important than ever

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Jan 27, 2017
    It’s important for our elected officials and policy makers to understand this impact and hear about the Arts Ripple Effect from all of us, so vital federal agencies which support the arts and culture sector are maintained and adequately funded.

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    CAALA Update: January 25, 2017

    posted by Randy Martinez On Jan 25, 2017
    Photos from CAALA's fun evening out at the sold-out Smokey Robinson concert with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra! Next up: Black History Month.

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    Impact in Action: ArtsWave Awards First Neighborhood Arts & Festivals Grants

    posted by Alison Taylor On Jan 25, 2017

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    CAALA Update: January 2017

    posted by Randy Martinez On Jan 13, 2017
    Take a look at how CAALA (Circle of African-American Leaders for the Arts) continues to deepen roots in our community.

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    ArtsPass expands range of deals offered in 2017

    posted by Sarah Ditlinger On Jan 13, 2017
    Check out the many new arts partners joining us this year, not to mention the new shops and restaurants hopping on board. Whether you’re joining us from Enjoy the Arts or you’re a loyal ArtsPass donor, this year we have double the deals.

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    CEO Reflections: Want to be a better citizen? Volunteer and engage with the arts

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Jan 13, 2017
    ArtsWave’s research has shown a direct correlation between those Cincinnatians who engage in the arts and those who engage in our civic life, which reinforces for me the obligation to expand, expand, expand both groups.

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    CEO Reflections: Season of giving reflected in new Catalyzing Impact grants

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Dec 07, 2016
    Over $100,000 in new Catalyzing Impact grants were awarded to 17 local organizations, recommended by community volunteers who reviewed 35 applications. All the projects are worthy and exciting, but a few especially captured my attention for their sensitive responses to ArtsWave’s goals outlined in our Blueprint for Collective Action for the Arts Sector.

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    Enjoy the Arts joins ArtsWave to inspire new generation of arts enthusiasts

    posted by ArtsWave Staff On Dec 02, 2016
    Enjoy the Arts will be joining ArtsWave as it continues to build a new audience of arts lovers. ArtsWave is the region’s local arts agency, supporting more than 100 arts and community organizations. They share Enjoy the Arts’ mission of introducing the region’s arts scene to a new generation of advocates and enthusiasts through their ArtsPass and CincYPerks programs. Together, Enjoy the Arts and ArtsPass can have an even greater impact.

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    CEO Reflections: Grateful for Cincinnati arts supporters

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Nov 23, 2016
    At this time of giving thanks, we are grateful for each and every one of the tens of thousands of people who value and support the arts in our community. You make an impact on the arts, and a new Arts Vibrancy study from SMU shows just how much an impact the arts have made in Cincinnati.

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    CEO Reflections: Arts can help unite us

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Nov 09, 2016
    Whether you feel like you’ve won or lost something today, there is an invitation in front of each one of us: to keep doing the work of building a more vibrant economy and connected community for all. At ArtsWave, we pledge to keep doing that with, and through, the arts.

  • Creative placemaking: using art, design and community to enliven neighborhoods

    posted by Staff On Nov 09, 2016
    For more than three months, community organizations, artists, residents and stakeholders have been gathering at ArtsWave to go through a creative placemaking training program led by Design Impact. The groups are tackling civic issues in their communities, using existing tools and design thinking principles to look at an issue in a new way that combines art and community.

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    Break Bread + Listen to find home and community through the arts

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On Nov 09, 2016
    The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's Break Bread + Listen programs are a reminder that even when we might feel disconnected and cut-off from our fellow man, common ground is there – if you take the time to find it.

  • Impact in Action: ArtsWave Awards Over $100,000 in Catalyzing Impact Grants

    posted by Kara Shibiya On Nov 02, 2016
    ArtsWave awarded 17 Catalyzing Impact grants this fall, investing $110,675 in arts and cultural institutions throughout the Greater Cincinnati region. Catalyzing Impact grants support a variety of arts programming and cultural heritage projects that align with the goals of ArtsWave's Blueprint for Collective Action.

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    CEO Reflections: P&G honored for supporting the arts

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Oct 13, 2016
    ArtsWave had the pleasure of attending the “BCA 10” awards ceremony in New York City last week and paying tribute to one of 2016’s honorees, Cincinnati’s own Procter & Gamble. And, share how your company shows support by taking the BCA Survey of Business Support for the Arts.

  • Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network and ArtsWave announce multi-year collaboration

    posted by ArtsWave staff On Sep 28, 2016
    The Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network (RTN) and ArtsWave have unveiled details of an unprecedented partnership to co-create a Cultural Tourism Campaign. This collaboration launches a multi-year strategic investment in marketing cultural tourism to increase Cincinnati USA visitor and resident awareness, visitation and engagement.