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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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    Catalyzing Impact Grants Make Big Ripple in the Community

    posted by On Jul 14, 2017
    This spring, ArtsWave awarded 21 Catalyzing Impact grants to arts and cultural institutions throughout the region to bring new programming and events to life around Cincinnati.

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    CAALA Update: July 2017

    posted by Randy Martinez On Jun 30, 2017
    Summer is in full-swing! And with it comes a wealth of experiences that highlight African American artists and explore the African American experience.

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    ArtsWave approves $10.4 million to impact the region in 2018

    posted by On Jun 30, 2017
    ArtsWave’s Board of Directors approved $10.4 million in grant expenditures from its recent 2017 Community Campaign, slated to support more than 100 arts organizations throughout the Greater Cincinnati region in its Fiscal Year 2018. Grants were made possible by the 2017 Community Campaign, which ended April 27 with $12.5 million in donations given by almost 40,000 Cincinnatians and 400 companies.

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    Opening Music Hall to Everyone

    posted by Kathy DeBrosse On Jun 30, 2017
    We’re pleased to announce a day like no other: the much-anticipated opening of Music Hall! This concert venue – home to ticketed performances of all five resident companies – the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Opera and Cincinnati May Festival – will be open for one day to everyone in the region.

  • CAALA Update: June 2017

    posted by Randy Martinez On Jun 16, 2017
    A new summer is upon us! And with it comes a wealth of experiences that highlight African American artists and explore the African American experience.

  • Melodic Connections, revitalized and rebuilt by community following damaging floods

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On Jun 16, 2017
    After flash floods destroyed their facility and instruments, local music therapy-based nonprofit organization Melodic Connections saw their mission of interacting with their community come to life.

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    Latin American-inspired art to benefit ArtsWave

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On Jun 02, 2017
    We commissioned two local artists, Megan Kelly and Christian Dallas, to create on-the-spot "micro-murals" on Fountain Square for Cincy-Cinco Festival weekend. Now, you can take those works home.

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    CEO Reflections: BOARDway Bound returns

    posted by Alecia Kintner On May 19, 2017
    Grantmaking panels, representing our stakeholders, are just one of the ways that ArtsWave uses volunteers each year. Another important ArtsWave volunteer initiative is our well-regarded board training and placement program, BOARDway Bound.

  • 18 Catalyzing Impact grants awarded to expand the number of summer arts experiences

    posted by On May 17, 2017
    ArtsWave has awarded 18 new Catalyzing Impact grants, investing $122,300 in support of a variety of arts projects and programs throughout the Greater Cincinnati region happening this summer and early fall.

  • BOARDway Bound, competitive professional development program, returns fall 2017

    posted by On May 17, 2017
    After a year’s hiatus, BOARDway Bound, ArtsWave’s signature professional development program, is now taking applications. The program provides all the tools necessary to become a successful board leader within the arts, while offering a built-in networking opportunity across companies.

  • CEO Reflections: Creatively shaping the future

    posted by Alecia Kintner On May 05, 2017
    Sparking the imagination of children is a critical part of positive development and preparation for the workforce. Arts organizations in Greater Cincinnati are playing vital roles in nurturing those sparks.

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    CAALA Update: Classical Roots returns tomorrow

    posted by On May 05, 2017
    Classical Roots is tonight!

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    Hit a homerun with the Reds and ArtsWave this May!

    posted by On May 05, 2017
    When you purchase tickets to any Cincinnati Reds game in May, you can save up to 50% off, and $5 goes back to ArtsWave - plus, lots of Reds giveaways during May!

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    ArtsWave Campaign exceeds 2016; additional funds raised for regional arts marketing

    posted by On Apr 28, 2017
    ArtsWave successfully ended the 2017 Annual Community Campaign, collecting $12,500,053 for the arts that build Greater Cincinnati’s national reputation, deepen people’s roots in the region, enliven our neighborhoods, bridge cultural divides and fuel creativity and learning for our children.

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    Two teams win big at second year of ArtsWave Tidal: Arts x Tech

    posted by On Apr 28, 2017
    Two grand prizes were awarded during the second annual ArtsWave Tidal: Arts x Tech. The startup-style weekend brought together strategists, developers, marketers, designers and more to apply technology solutions to arts sector challenges.

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    #ISupportArtsWave because...

    posted by On Apr 24, 2017
    We've been asking our community to tell us why they support ArtsWave. Here are some of their reasons! Show #ISupportArtsWave and give NOW - all donations doubled dollar for dollar:

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    CincySings 2017 a runaway hit

    posted by On Apr 21, 2017
    Recap of the 2017 CincySings, with photos and winners announced!

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    What happens when philanthropy, vision and leadership in the arts converge?

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Apr 21, 2017
    The places and spaces for experiencing and making art in Cincinnati – our cultural facilities – are being re-imagined and positioned for an exciting future.

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    Community Campaign Countdown

    posted by On Apr 19, 2017
    Our Community Campaign is in the homestretch - 8 days left to make a gift and make an impact on our community by supporting the arts that make Cincinnati an amazing place to live, work and play.

  • CEO Reflections: Harnessing innovation, arts energy key to reinvention, regional vibrancy

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Apr 07, 2017
    Mash-ups keep our arts scene in a healthy state of reinvention. We are likewise energized by the chance to work with new businesses and the region’s growing entrepreneurial community.