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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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    CAALA Connects: Brian Washington at the OTR International Film Festival

    posted by Janice Liebenberg On Sep 21, 2018
    This year's Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival has grown significantly in scope and will feature "The Continual Struggle," a special exhibition by Cincinnati native Brian Washington.

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    How Do We Talk About the Value of the Arts?

    posted by Maureen Simpson On Aug 23, 2018
    There are seemingly countless ways to make the case for the arts. The trick is knowing which ones are most effective.

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    CAALA Connects: Quilting the World's Conscience

    posted by Janice Liebenberg On Aug 23, 2018
    A new exhibition at Fitton Center for Creative Arts features narrative quilts inspired by the Articles of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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    CEO Reflections: Looking to the Future, and Thank You, Wendy

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Aug 10, 2018
    The arts in Cincy are integral to the new economy, not apart from it.

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    2019 Catalyzing Impact Grant Applications Now Available

    posted by Kara Shibiya On Aug 10, 2018
    The 2019 application for Catalyzing Impact Grants is now available. These grants provide support to a wide variety of arts and cultural heritage projects offered throughout the region.

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    CAALA Connects: Feel the Rhythm

    posted by Randy Martinez On Aug 10, 2018
    Jazz at the Memo returns this summer with an expanded lineup and a new partnership with Washington Platform.

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    CEO Reflections: Should Museums Be Neutral?

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Jul 27, 2018
    The greatest value of museums may be their ability to intentionally provoke dialogue. If we want to harness that power, they should be accessible by everyone.

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    The Important Role of the Arts, All Around the World

    posted by Zach Moning On Jul 27, 2018
    This week, through the International Visitor Leadership Program of the U.S. Department of State, ArtsWave held a meeting with eight NGO leaders from Iraq to share ideas.

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    CCO Finds New Ways to Play the Violin

    posted by Zach Moning On Jul 27, 2018
    As Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra prepares to kick off their Summermusik concert series, you can get a visual preview of the musical themes through re-purposed violins at Washington Park Art Gallery.

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    Hitting 'Shakespeare in the Park' Out of the Park

    posted by Zach Moning On Jul 13, 2018
    Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's annual Shakespeare in the Park summer tour has grown enormously since it began over a decade ago. Now, it's one of the largest tours of its kind in the world.

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    CEO Reflections: Immediately Impacting the Region Through the Arts

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Jul 13, 2018
    Coming off the heels of a successful 2018 Community Campaign, ArtsWave is already distributing nearly $10 million in grants to local arts organizations.

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    CAALA Connects: Elementz in Their Element

    posted by Randy Martinez On Jul 13, 2018
    This month, Elementz makes the move to a new, state-of-the-art facility near Findlay Market where they can continue and improve their work providing a safe and creative place for over 800 youths in the region.

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    CEO Reflections: A Meal, a Bridge and the Arts

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Jun 29, 2018
    The arts uniquely bond us. In mid-June, hundreds gathered to celebrate each other and what we as a region can do together.

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    CAALA Connects: Firalei Báez's 'To See Beyond'

    posted by Janice Liebenberg On Jun 29, 2018
    'To See Beyond' at Contemporary Arts Center is a re-animation of the beautiful complexity of being Afro-Latina by Firelei Báez.

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    CEO Reflections: Summer's in Session!

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Jun 15, 2018
    As summer heats up, the arts are offering more than ever to attract local and out-of-town visitors to Cincinnati.

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    Art in the Park Returns to Great American Ball Park

    posted by Zach Moning On Jun 15, 2018
    Reds fans were treated to performances by Bi-Okoto, My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus, the Cincinnati Pops and ArtsWave CincySings champions Harmony of Hearts from Western & Southern.

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    ArtsWave Pride...Growing Excitement

    posted by Amanda McDonald On Jun 15, 2018
    ArtsWave Pride, the newest networking and communications group for ArtsWave donors, has had unprecedented growth in its first year.

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    Cincinnati: On the Map Through Its Arts

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Jun 01, 2018
    Any way you look at it, leveraging Cincinnati’s arts assets is smart for our economy and a quick return on investment.

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    And the Winner Is...

    posted by Zach Moning On Jun 01, 2018
    During 2018's ArtsWave Days, brought to you by Macy's, participants in ArtsWave Rewards were offered the chance to win a grand prize: a Cincy Arts Staycation. Now, we have a winner!

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    CAALA Connects: Rochelle Riley at the Freedom Center

    posted by Randy Martinez On Jun 01, 2018
    Award-winning columnist Rochelle Riley will be at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center on June 7 to discuss her book, "The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery."