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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. 

  • MYCincinnati

    MYCincinnati Builds Community in Price Hill

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Feb 24, 2015
    For 10 hours a week in Price Hill, young neighbors gather to study music. We asked MYCincinnati Program Director Laura Jekel to share how this program makes an impact on the community.

  • Free Arts with Macy’s

    posted by Rebecca Calkin On Feb 24, 2015
    Each year, Macy’s steps up to provide the entire region with a very special gift--ArtsWave’s Signature Event, Macy’s Arts Sampler.

  • American Modern CincySings Credit J. Sheldon

    ArtsWave’s CincySings Competition Grows in Second Year

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Feb 17, 2015
    ArtsWave announces the return of its region-wide choral competition, CincySings, hosted by artist Drew Lachey at Music Hall on Wednesday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. Teams of employee choirs from top regional companies that participate in the ArtsWave Community Campaign will face-off in this high-energy evening of music and fun.

  • Valentine's Day Roundup

    posted by Rebecca Calkin On Feb 11, 2015
    With Valentine's Day approaching, treat your sweetie to tasty wine AND give back to ArtsWave at the same time. Use your ArtsPass to get a great deal on an amazing artsy date night! Discover a selection of wine offerings at local restaurants, as well as some amazing ArtsPass events this weekend.

  • MayFest & CSO

    Cincinnati's Superpower

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Feb 10, 2015
    Cincinnati’s arts community embraces collaboration as a core value. Working together is our superpower, epitomized by the ArtsWave annual community campaign, dating back to 1949. Just think: once a year, for twelve weeks, arts organizations jointly promote fundraising by ArtsWave for the sake of generating tens of thousands of contributions for the entire arts ecosystem.

  • Amazing Arts Race Toast

    Dine Out and Give Back

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Feb 10, 2015
    Toast to the Arts gives diners the opportunity to give to ArtsWave while enjoying great wines and beers at favorite restaurants and breweries.

  • Elementz dancers

    Confidence Boost: Young Artists Share a Bigger Stage

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Feb 10, 2015
    Tom Kent of Elementz Hip Hop Center for Youth shares how collaborations with other arts organizations has a positive effect on their young artists.

  • Sampler March 15 2014 Memorial Hall

    Five Collaborations Sparked by ArtsWave

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Feb 10, 2015
    By regularly convening arts leaders and staff from large and small organizations, ArtsWave serves as a hub for the development of collaborations, partnerships, and shared resources.

  • CBalletArtinthePark

    ArtsWave Campaign Seeks to Expand Base of Support in 2015

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Jan 28, 2015
    As the Greater Cincinnati region draws more national buzz as a city on the rise, 2015 ArtsWave Campaign Chair Tom Williams leads the charge for increased investment in the arts that make our community an amazing place to live. Today, Williams announced a goal of $12.2 million for the 2015 Community Campaign.-

  • Elementz Sampler 2014

    Macy’s Arts Sampler Returns for One Major Weekend

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Jan 28, 2015
    The 2015 Macy’s Arts Sampler Weekend presented by ArtsWave, will be held over one weekend from March 7-8, 2015, and will offer more than 100 events, activities and performances throughout Greater Cincinnati. All events are free and open to the public through the sponsorship of Macy’s.

  • Arts Education at Kennedy Heights

    ArtsWave Announces Funding for Strategic Initiatives in Arts for Health and Arts Education

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Jan 28, 2015
    ArtsWave announces opportunities for arts and community organizations to apply for more than $100,000 in new support to connect the arts to larger community initiatives around health and education. These targeted grants programs are part of ArtsWave’s strategy to leverage the power of the arts to address broad community goals. These opportunities are funded through restricted gifts to the ArtsWave annual community campaign.

  • ArtsWave Elects New Board Chairperson and Promotes Chief Impact Strategy Officer

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Jan 28, 2015
    ArtsWave, the first and largest united arts fund in the country, announced today at its annual meeting that Lisa Sauer was elected as the new chair of the ArtsWave Board of Directors, effective today. ArtsWave also announced that Tara Townsend, PhD, will assume the newly-created position of Chief Impact Strategy Officer, overseeing a workplan to drive and measure the impact of arts in creating a vibrant regional economy and a more connected community. Townsend joined the ArtsWave staff in 2012.

  • 2014 Sachs Fund Prize Event

    ArtsWave Celebrates 2014 Sachs Fund Prize Recipient Author Leah Stewart

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Jan 28, 2015
    On December 10, ArtsWave honored acclaimed author Leah Stewart with its 2014 Rosa F. and Samuel B. Sachs Fund Prize at a reception and reading at The Mercantile Library. The award recognizes Stewart for her award-winning novels and contributions to Cincinnati’s literary scene. Stewart read from her recent book, The History of Us, which is set in Cincinnati.

  • MMH Tribute Event

    ArtsWave's Mary-McCullough Hudson Receives Key to the City

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Jan 28, 2015
    At a special celebration of her career on July 23, ArtsWave’s retiring CEO Mary McCullough-Hudson received the Key to the City from Cincinnati Vice Mayor David Mann, in recognition of her 35 years of service to the community. More than 300 colleagues and friends attended the cabaret-style evening at the Patricia Corbett Theater at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. The ArtsWave Board of Trustees also announced the creation of an arts innovation grantmaking fund in her honor. McCullough-Hudson will officially retire as CEO of ArtsWave at the end of August, as previously announced.

  • Alecia Good Photo

    ArtsWave Names Alecia Kintner New CEO

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Jan 28, 2015
    ArtsWave’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Friday, June 20 to elect Alecia Kintner as CEO of ArtsWave, effective September 1. Current CEO Mary McCullough-Hudson announced last summer that she will be retiring in August 2014.

  • Cincinnati Ballet in Washington Park

    ArtsWave Invests $10.4 million in Greater Cincinnati Community

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Jan 28, 2015
    ArtsWave announces nearly $10.4 million in grants and initiatives to create a vibrant regional economy and bring people together through the arts. These investments are made possible by the thousands of people and organizations who contributed to ArtsWave’s community campaign—donors who recognize that the arts make the Greater Cincinnati region an amazing place to live. ArtsWave continues to be the largest united arts fund in the country, investing more than $50 million in Greater Cincinnati arts organizations in the last five years alone.

  • 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.