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How the Arts Make An Impact

Check here for new blog posts, podcasts and more that point to how the arts make an impact on our community. 

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    Dancing with Our Hearts for the Arts

    posted by Zach Moning On Nov 17, 2017
    Last Saturday, eight local celebrities and their professional dance partners performed at the Dance With Your Heart Charity Gala, including ArtsWave's own Janice Liebenberg.

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    CEO Reflections: Hipper Than You Know

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Nov 03, 2017
    Over and over we see how people’s minds are opened and changed about Cincinnati once they come to visit. Recently, ArtsWave had the chance to wow visitors when we hosted 25 community arts campaign leaders from 10 different cities.

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    A Shakespearean Playdate

    posted by Zach Moning On Nov 03, 2017
    Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues to innovate in their new theater, offering a new solution for parents who are looking for an easier way to participate in the arts.

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    Support ArtsWave with Your Season's Greetings

    posted by Zach Moning On Nov 03, 2017
    M. Hopple & Co.'s CityArt Holiday Card Contest now has winners: four local artists, as well as the entire Cincinnati arts scene.

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    CEO Reflections: BLINK...and Cincinnati is on the Map

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Oct 20, 2017
    BLINK transformed Cincinnati for four days last weekend, bookending a week that started with other extraordinary events in Over-the-Rhine. The impact of these events will continue to transform our region for years to come.

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    In Music Hall, the New York Times Sees a Model for NYC's Geffen Hall

    posted by Zach Moning On Oct 20, 2017
    Music Hall has been open to the public for just about two weeks, and already the extensive renovations are serving as a model for success to other cities. New York City, to be more specific.

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    CAALA Update: Kick Off the Holidays with an Uplifting Voice

    posted by Randy Martinez On Oct 20, 2017
    One of the first concerts to be played in the newly-renovated Music Hall will feature Gregory Porter, who is being called "the next great jazz singer."

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    CEO Reflections: A Fall to Remember

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Oct 06, 2017
    Greater Cincinnati begins one of the greatest arts seasons in its history with new facilities opening and one-of-a-kind celebrations kicking off over the next two weeks.

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    Story Time for Cincy Reads!

    posted by Zach Moning On Oct 06, 2017
    Lunch in the ArtsWave office doubled as story time on September 22 as our staff came together for a dramatic reading of a children's book for the Cincy Reads! challenge.

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    Impact in the Neighborhood

    posted by Kara Shibiya On Oct 06, 2017
    ArtsWave is excited to announce the second year of the Neighborhood Arts and Festival Grant Program, providing grants of up to $5,000 to support recurring neighborhood arts and cultural events.

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    CEO Reflections: A City RE(NEW)ED

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Sep 22, 2017
    The grand reopening of a remarkable icon like Music Hall, along with an all-new Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and an expanded Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, calls for an unprecedented celebration. ArtsWave is proud to host the RE(NEW)ED Celebration for Music Hall + More on October 7, 2017.

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    CAALA Update: Celebrating Sisterhood through Art

    posted by Randy Martinez On Sep 22, 2017
    "Dada Rafiki: A Celebration of Sisterhood" will be an empowering cultural gathering to celebrate the accomplishments of remarkable women from our community.

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    CSO Shines in European Tour

    posted by Zach Moning On Sep 22, 2017
    The CSO recently wrapped up a European tour filled with enthusiastic crowds, thunderous applause and innovative ways to connect people through music.

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    CEO Reflections: Connecting Students to the Arts

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Sep 07, 2017
    ArtsWave has always been dedicated to arts education, but our recent history has seen us take a much more active role in connecting students to the arts, especially in underserved areas

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    The Arts Fuel Creativity and Learning

    posted by Zach Moning On Sep 07, 2017
    To celebrate National Arts in Education Week, we'd like to recognize some of the organizations that receive ArtsWave funding for their exceptional programs that fuel creativity & learning through the arts.

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    Celebrating National Arts in Education Week

    posted by Lauren Hess On Sep 07, 2017
    The arts play a critical role in education, helping students learn artistic expression and creative problem-solving skills. To highlight this, we celebrate National Arts in Education Week.

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    CEO Reflections: Arts Experiences Foster Empathy

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Aug 24, 2017
    A unique and exciting arts season is approaching, but recent events have us at ArtsWave wondering how we can use arts to help foster empathy, tolerance and compassion.

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    Cincinnati on the Map

    posted by Zach Moning On Aug 24, 2017
    The New York Times put the Cincinnati region on the map this month with "36 Hours in Cincinnati," particularly highlighting the area's rich array of arts experiences for travelers.

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    Why Nathan Plays the Cello

    posted by Zach Moning On Aug 24, 2017
    Nathan Boerner plays the cello in an advanced orchestra at the Wyoming Fine Arts Center. Why the cello? It's the only string instrument you can play with one arm.

  • The Bard Unveiled

    posted by Zach Moning On Aug 10, 2017
    Cincinnati Shakespeare Company welcomes the public to their new home at The Otto M. Budig Theater with Family Fest, presented by ArtsWave.