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Making Waves

How the Arts Make An Impact

  • Inside Avondale Bach and Boombox

    ArtsWave Announces Strategic Partnership with LISC and Five Place Matters Neighborhoods

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Jan 28, 2015
    ArtsWave announces a new strategic initiative in partnership with LISC Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky to support arts activities in five Place Matters neighborhoods in the coming year. ArtsWave will award $45,000 in grants to LISC’s designated community revitalization organizations in Avondale, Covington, Madisonville, Price Hill, and Walnut Hills. Each Place Matters neighborhood will use the funds to contract with arts organizations supported by ArtsWave or to support activities that include community-building arts programs.

  • 2014 Campaign Finale

    ArtsWave Delivers Largest-Ever Campaign with More Than $12 Million

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Jan 28, 2015
    ArtsWave announced the successful completion of the 2014 Annual Community Campaign, with gifts totaling $12,015,031 in support of arts organizations across the region.

  • CincySings

    ArtsWave’s First-Ever CincySings Event Brings Cincinnati Together

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Jan 28, 2015
    On April 9, ArtsWave hosted its first-ever CincySings event at the Aronoff Center. Hosted by artist Drew Lachey, the high-energy evening featured amazing performances by 11 employee choirs from top regional companies. Judges Bob Herzog, Kathy Wade, Pamela Myers, and Casey Hayes reviewed the performances and provided commentary throughout the show.

  • Cincy Dances! in Washington Park

    Interact for Health and ArtsWave Launch New Series to Promote Active Living

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Jan 28, 2015
    Interact for Health, a catalyst for health and wellness, in partnership with ArtsWave, today launched Join the Fun, a series of community events to motivate residents of all ages to “get moving” and to build social connections. Interact for Health and ArtsWave welcomed the opportunity to collaborate on this initiative when they recognized similar objectives – to bring people together and promote active living – and saw the advantages of combining resources to make them a reality.

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    Step Up to the Plate

    posted by ALECIA KINTNER On Jan 27, 2015
    In my decade in Harford, Connecticut, I had the privilege of working with some outstanding CEOs and community leaders who chaired our united arts campaign--which was much smaller than ArtsWave's. I was often asked to research and report on what was different about Cincinnati's campaign...

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    Tom Williams, 2015 Campaign Chair

    posted by REBECCA BROMELS On Jan 27, 2015
    The 2015 ArtsWave Community Campaign officially kicks off January 28, but a key group of volunteers led by Tom Williams has been hard at work for many months behind the scenes.

  • YPOpenHouse

    How You and Your Networks Can Help

    posted by REBECCA CALKIN On Jan 27, 2015
    Our ArtsWave Ambassadors are finding ways to share their personal passion for the arts and support ArtsWave's community campaign.

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    Residential Volunteers

    posted by REBECCA BROMELS On Jan 27, 2015
    For more than 35 years, a special group of volunteers, the Residential Division, have helped get the word out to neighbors and friends with a letter campaign.

  • Turner Construction ushers

    Volunteers, Ushers, and Docents Provide a Warm Welcome

    posted by REBECCA BROMELS On Jan 27, 2015
    Hundreds of volunteers serve as museum docents and theater ushers for local arts organizations. It's a great way to support the arts and connect with other people in our region.

  • CPS ladies in t-shirts

    Employee Campaign Coordinators (ECC)

    posted by REBECCA BROMELS On Jan 27, 2015
    Who are the volunteers that make ArtsWave workplace campaigns fun? Our amazing ECC's exemplify "ArtsWave in Action."

  • World Choir Games Volunteers

    Volunteers Make Cincinnati a More Welcoming Place

    posted by REBECCA BROMELS On Jan 27, 2015
    More than 5,000 local volunteers are gearing up for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game. The volunteer effort for the 2012 World Choir Games inspired the creation of The Welcomers Network.

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    Three Wise Men & a Brave Young Woman

    posted by ALECIA KINTNER On Jan 27, 2015
    I want to tell you the stories of Three Wise Men and One Very Brave Young Woman – all of them committed to those wonderful holiday ideals of Peace and Harmony, in unlikely ways.

  • Alecia at KHAC ground breaking

    25 Amazing Arts Stories from 2014

    posted by REBECCA BROMELS On Jan 27, 2015
    Throughout 2014, ArtsWave’s arts and community partners made an impact on our region, creating community through the arts. Here are just 25 of the amazing arts stories from this past year.

  • Any Direction

    2014, ArtsWave Year in Review

    posted by REBECCA BROMELS On Jan 27, 2015
    2014 turned out to be an amazing year at ArtsWave. Here are a few of the highlights we’ll be talking about for years to come.

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    Looking Ahead to 2015

    posted by REBECCA BROMELS On Jan 27, 2015
    Now is also the moment to look forward to exciting events in the New Year. At ArtsWave, we’re focused on the 2015 Annual Community Campaign. Here are just a few reasons we’re getting excited to kick-off in Feburary:

  • Holiday Traditions

    posted by ALECIA KINTNER On Jan 27, 2015
    My twin 7-year-olds have a big-deal, second-grade project this week: to write and present reports on their favorite holiday traditions I confess that this assignment has caused me some angst because, thanks to the various dreams and ambitions imposed on them by me and my husband, their young lives have been fairly nomadic. I worry that we've done a less-than-pinterest-worthy job of things like instilling and documenting family traditions. So imagine my surprise and delight...

  • The Dentist and the Theater

    posted by REBECCA BROMELS On Jan 27, 2015
    How can a story about a dentist become a story about the arts? The relationship is strong between the arts and local businesses.

  • ArtsPass, The Gift of Discovery

    posted by MIKE BOBERG On Jan 27, 2015
    The ArtsPass program, available for a $75 minimum donation to ArtsWave’s annual community campaign, offers its members discounted tickets and other special offers at over 40 arts organizations around the region. In an effort to further drive its key impact areas, ArtsWave began adding retail and restaurant offers, helping members craft a full, affordable evening out.

  • ArtsPass Partners

    posted by REBECCA CALKIN On Jan 27, 2015
    More than 80 arts organizations, non-profits, restaurants, shops, and companies are committed to helping our community discover the region through the ArtsPass and CincYPerks.

  • Gratitude Part II: Simple Gifts

    posted by ALECIA KINTNER On Jan 27, 2015
    This weekend made me take stock of all the things that arts organizations do in Greater Cincinnati to ensure access to stimulating, inspiring experiences like these for people dealing with the physical challenges of age or disability.