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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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    CEO Reflections: A City RE(NEW)ED

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Sep 22, 2017
    The grand reopening of a remarkable icon like Music Hall, along with an all-new Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and an expanded Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, calls for an unprecedented celebration. ArtsWave is proud to host the RE(NEW)ED Celebration for Music Hall + More on October 7, 2017.

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    CAALA Update: Celebrating Sisterhood through Art

    posted by Randy Martinez On Sep 22, 2017
    "Dada Rafiki: A Celebration of Sisterhood" will be an empowering cultural gathering to celebrate the accomplishments of remarkable women from our community.

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    CSO Shines in European Tour

    posted by Zach Moning On Sep 22, 2017
    The CSO recently wrapped up a European tour filled with enthusiastic crowds, thunderous applause and innovative ways to connect people through music.

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    CEO Reflections: Connecting Students to the Arts

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Sep 07, 2017
    ArtsWave has always been dedicated to arts education, but our recent history has seen us take a much more active role in connecting students to the arts, especially in underserved areas

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    The Arts Fuel Creativity and Learning

    posted by Zach Moning On Sep 07, 2017
    To celebrate National Arts in Education Week, we'd like to recognize some of the organizations that receive ArtsWave funding for their exceptional programs that fuel creativity & learning through the arts.

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    Celebrating National Arts in Education Week

    posted by Lauren Hess On Sep 07, 2017
    The arts play a critical role in education, helping students learn artistic expression and creative problem-solving skills. To highlight this, we celebrate National Arts in Education Week.

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    CEO Reflections: Arts Experiences Foster Empathy

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Aug 24, 2017
    A unique and exciting arts season is approaching, but recent events have us at ArtsWave wondering how we can use arts to help foster empathy, tolerance and compassion.

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    Cincinnati on the Map

    posted by Zach Moning On Aug 24, 2017
    The New York Times put the Cincinnati region on the map this month with "36 Hours in Cincinnati," particularly highlighting the area's rich array of arts experiences for travelers.

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    Why Nathan Plays the Cello

    posted by Zach Moning On Aug 24, 2017
    Nathan Boerner plays the cello in an advanced orchestra at the Wyoming Fine Arts Center. Why the cello? It's the only string instrument you can play with one arm.

  • The Bard Unveiled

    posted by Zach Moning On Aug 10, 2017
    Cincinnati Shakespeare Company welcomes the public to their new home at The Otto M. Budig Theater with Family Fest, presented by ArtsWave.

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    Teaching Kids to Juggle on Many Levels

    posted by Zach Moning On Aug 10, 2017
    Every year, youth circus organization My Nose Turns Red offers year-round training and performance opportunities for over 400 kids in the art of the one-ring circus, fueling creativity, learning and confidence for youth in the region

  • CAALA Update: "Mr. Joy" Comes to Town

    posted by Randy Martinez On Aug 10, 2017
    Debra Walton stars (nine times over!) in Daniel Beaty's "Mr. Joy," coming to Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park September 23.

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    How 30 Americans Helped Bridge Cultural Divides

    posted by Zach Moning On Jul 27, 2017
    In the spring and summer of 2016, the Cincinnati Art Museum presented an exhibition that illustrated how the arts can build bridges across cultural divides: 30 Americans.

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    Your Chance to Make Waves: Catalyzing Impact Grant Application Now Available

    posted by Kara Shibiya On Jul 27, 2017
    ArtsWave's Catalyzing Impact Grants maximize the breadth of local arts and cultural heritage programming. We’re pleased to announce that the Catalyzing Impact Grant application for 2018 is now available!

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    Make Art to Support the Arts: A Call to Artists

    posted by Zach Moning On Jul 27, 2017
    M. Hopple & Co.'s Eleventh Annual CityArt Holiday Card Contest is seeking artist submissions. This year, a portion of the proceeds from the cards will go to ArtsWave.

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    CAALA Update: Don't Miss Mandela!

    posted by Randy Martinez On Jul 14, 2017
    The exhibit that has captivated Cincinnati will only be around for a few more weeks. Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu is on display now through August 20th at The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

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    Song, Dance, and Baseball at Art in the Park

    posted by Zach Moning On Jul 14, 2017
    ArtsWave is bringing Art in the Park to Cincinnati Reds fans at Great American Ballpark on July 21st! Join us for a night of music, fireworks, and of course, baseball.

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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.