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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. 

  • Cincinnati-Gives

    The Spirit of Giving is Alive and Well in Greater Cincinnati

    posted by Zach Moning On Dec 28, 2018
    2019 is just around the corner, and with it comes a unique opportunity to increase your impact on our region's arts thanks to Cincinnati Gives!

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    A New Year of New Campaign Innovations

    posted by Zach Moning On Dec 28, 2018
    Our generous corporate partner Cincinnati Bell is finding new ways of helping us grow support for the arts community in Greater Cincinnati.

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    CEO Reflections: Where You Buy Your Ticket Matters

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Dec 14, 2018
    When you buy tickets direct, you're getting the best price, guaranteed seats and you're supporting a local arts organization. Make sure you're avoiding the deceptive practices of the secondary market!

  • Connects-Pride

    ArtsWave Awards First Round of Pride Grants

    posted by Kara Shibiya On Dec 14, 2018
    We're happy to announce that ArtsWave is awarding the first ever round of ArtsWave Pride Grants to these upcoming projects.

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    CEO Reflections: The Wave of Cultural Landmarks Continues

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Nov 30, 2018
    The restoration of Union Terminal and construction of the new Madcap Education Center are the latest in a continuing wave of arts facilities that are enlivening Greater Cincinnati's neighborhoods.

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    CAALA Connects: 'Black Nativity' Returns for Its 16th Season

    posted by Janice Liebenberg On Nov 30, 2018
    Cincinnati Black Theatre Company is bringing back their beloved production of "Black Nativity" for the 16th year.

  • Happy-Holidays-2018

    Discover Holiday Arts Experiences

    posted by Zach Moning On Nov 30, 2018
    We're entering the Holiday season, and that means holiday arts traditions, both new and old! Take a look at all the festive events our region has to offer.

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    Holiday Gift to ArtsWave? Think Cincinnati Gives!

    posted by Kathy DeBrosse On Nov 30, 2018
    Thanks to a partnership between Cincinnati Magazine and P&G, you can help us win up to $25,000+ for our region’s amazing arts organizations!

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    CEO Reflections: Thanksgiving by the Numbers

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Nov 16, 2018
    The 2018 holiday season is approaching, giving us an opportunity to reflect on what we're thankful for.

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    Fueling Creativity & Learning All Around the Region

    posted by Zach Moning On Nov 16, 2018
    Time and time again, the arts prove ideally suited for teaching 21st century skills.

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    CEO Reflections: Civic Lessons

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Nov 02, 2018
    With an election just around the corner, it's worth noting that the arts have a measurable impact on civic engagement and overall quality of life.

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    CAALA Connects: Showcasing African American Arts

    posted by Janice Liebenberg On Nov 02, 2018
    More than 170 guests joined us for A Showcase of African American Performing Arts this week, featuring performances by Annie Ruth, Bi-Okoto, Cicninnati Black Theatre Company, Elementz, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and 2016 CincySings winners P&G Voices of Destiny.

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    Celebrate Fretboard Brewing's First Anniversary and Support the Arts!

    posted by Zach Moning On Nov 02, 2018
    Join us Saturday, November 3 at Fretboard Brewing Company to celebrate the brewery's first anniversary. 50 cents of all drafts sold throughout the day will benefit ArtsWave!

  • BLINK, Illuminated by ArtsWave

    CEO Reflections: Illuminating BLINK

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Oct 19, 2018
    ArtsWave was recently announced as the 'illuminating' sponsor for BLINK in 2019, which is expanding into Northern Kentucky to further connect our community.

  • Dada Rafiki: The Women Gather

    CAALA Connects: Gather Your Sister Friends for 'Dada Rafiki'

    posted by Janice Liebenberg On Oct 19, 2018
    This year marks the 13th anniversary of the life-affirming, multi-cultural celebration, 'Dada Rafiki.'

  • Connects-Pride

    ArtsWave Announces New Grant Program

    posted by Kara Shibiya On Oct 19, 2018
    ArtsWave Pride grants will fund programs that promote, celebrate and create inclusive arts experiences with relevance to the LGBTQIA community.

  • Ferris Wheel and Roebling

    Cincinnati and the Silver Screen

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Oct 19, 2018
    We've seen a spate of local film festivals and major film productions in Greater Cincinnati recently, and none of it is a coincidence.

  • 53-Strong

    CEO Reflections: Fifth Third Demonstrates How the Arts Heal

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Oct 05, 2018
    This week, Fifth Third Bank was honored for their support of the arts at the BCA10 awards by Americans for the Arts. They took the moment to share how the arts can help heal after trauma.

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    Calling All Creatives!

    posted by ArtsWave Staff On Oct 05, 2018
    We need creative individuals with enthusiasm for helping arts organizations work smarter and reach more people! Join us at ArtsWave Arts x Tech, brought to you by Fifth Third Bank!

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    CAALA Arts Experiences This Fall

    posted by ArtsWave Staff On Oct 05, 2018
    Fall is underway, and with it comes a wealth of arts experiences. ArtsWave and its Circle of African American Leaders for the Arts invite you to enjoy these upcoming events.