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How the Arts Make An Impact

  • The Arts Keep Talent in Our Region

    posted by ALECIA KINTNER On Jan 26, 2015
    I often get asked why my husband and I would leave our life on a Caribbean island behind to move back to the United States. The short answer to this question is similar to the reason why you would choose to stay in a place like Cincinnati: you miss things like concerts, museums, theaters and libraries if they aren’t readily available.

  • May Festival Chorus

    posted by REBECCA CALKIN On Jan 26, 2015
    The May Festival Chorus draws its membership from all over the Tri-State and from all different backgrounds, bringing people together who might never otherwise have met, but who share a passion and dedication for vocal music. Over 100 men and women ages 18 to 70+ rehearse at least three hours each week from September through May to bring choral masterworks and new commissions to the region.

  • BOARDway Bound

    posted by MIKE BOBERG On Jan 26, 2015
    This innovative arts board-training program provides participants with the tools they need to be an active and engaged volunteer, and then matches them with a local arts organization for an observership. To date, ArtsWave’s board leadership program has placed nearly 300 volunteers with local arts boards.

  • Agenda 360

    posted by ALECIA KINTNER On Jan 26, 2015
    Among ArtsWave’s many civic partners is Agenda 360, the region’s action plan related to nurturing talent, increasing jobs, and building economic opportunity for residents. ArtsWave and Agenda 360 work collaboratively on research, strategic initiatives, and advancing collective action with other nonprofit service organizations.

  • Arts Make Kids Succeed

    posted by ALECIA KINTNER On Jan 26, 2015
    Now, as a parent, naturally I think about the world our kids will inherit. Numerous studies have shown the connection between arts education and academic achievement, social and emotional development, critical and creative thinking skills, and interpersonal skills.

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    CincyDance!

    posted by REBECCA BROMELS On Jan 26, 2015
    Every child can reap the benefits inherent in dance – discipline, self-expression, problem solving, focus, physical fitness, and team building. In 2013, the Cincinnati Ballet taught these critical life skills to 1,061 third graders in 21 Cincinnati Public Schools through its CincyDance! Program, and will reach 1,300 kids in 31 schools this school year.

  • Arts Education

    posted by ALECIA KINTNER On Jan 26, 2015
    Arts education can take many forms – from learning the skills related to a specific art form to using the arts as a vehicle for learning other subjects including reading, math, science, and history. This practice of bringing arts specialists into the classroom to fuel learning in core subjects is called arts integration.

  • Partners in Action: You

    posted by ALECIA KINTNER On Jan 26, 2015
    In school districts with strong arts education programs, the community – parents, families, artists, arts organizations, businesses, local civic and cultural leaders – is actively engaged in the development of arts policies and instructional programs of the school district.

  • What is the Arts Ripple Effect?

    posted by ALECIA KINTNER On Jan 26, 2015
    It’s been four years since the Fine Arts Fund changed its name, mission, and vision for building community. Like any bold endeavor, the new “ArtsWave” made a splash. What did it mean, then? And what does it mean, today?

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    LumenoCity 2014

    posted by REBECCA CALKIN On Jan 26, 2015
    How do you define extraordinary? We at ArtsWave mean something that truly distinguishes Cincinnati from other places and draws national attention to the region--like LumenoCity.

  • Arts + Neighborhoods

    posted by REBECCA BROMELS On Jan 26, 2015
    How can art change your neighborhood for the better? In January, ArtsWave asked this question of community development organizations for the five neighborhoods in LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky’s Place Matters program.

  • The Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts

    posted by REBECCA BROMELS On Jan 26, 2015
    For the past two years, The Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee, has provided special funding that allows ArtsWave to “go broad” and “go deep” in its support of arts activities in different locations across the region.

  • Arts All Around

    posted by REBECCA CALKIN On Jan 26, 2015
    Welcome to the Arts All Around Blog! Stay connected to the arts in our region

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    ArtsPass Roundup: Jan - March 2015

    posted by REBECCA CALKIN On Jan 26, 2015
    Make family memories, plan a date night, or schedule a friends' night with ArtsPass! Here are the many ways you can use your ArtsPass in the beginning of 2015.

  • Free Arts: Jan - March 2015

    posted by Rebecca Calkin On Jan 26, 2015
    The only thing better than the amazing arts in our region is when those arts opportunities are FREE. Check out some of the ways to experience the arts at little to no cost this winter.

  • Wyoming Arts Center

    Grow Where You Are Planted

    posted by ALECIA KINTNER On Jan 22, 2015
    As more and more people find themselves changing locations for work or family reasons, it’s not unusual for newcomers to communities to wonder how to get connected. It takes a while to put down the proverbial “roots” at the same time you are navigating a new environment.