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ArtsWave Pride is a group that welcomes and connects LGBTQIA individuals and Allies. Members will receive invitations to special arts events to celebrate and support the arts together. All are welcome and members will receive quarterly communications!

To identify as an ArtsWave Pride member, simply check the ArtsWave Pride box when you make your pledge.

Give $75+ and receive invitation to ArtsWave Pride events
Give $1,500 + and receive Leadership Giving benefits

ArtsWave Pride Ambassadors

Give an additional $150 beyond your ArtsWave Community Campaign donation to become an ArtsWave Pride Ambassador. Your additional gift will help fund a grantmaking pool, driven by community volunteers, to bring to life arts activities of interest to LGBTQIA+ individuals and allies. We will recognize ArtsWave Ambassadors in our marketing materials and at ArtsWave Pride events.


2021 Ambassadors
Anonymous, Elzie Barker & Joe Hornbaker, Michael Betz, Jan Borcherding and Chris Heck, Ed Choi, Ford T. Clark, Jason Cohen, Jim Conway, Jennifer and M. Vito Damiano, L. Timothy Giglio, Michelle Hall, Roderick D. Hinton, Linda R. Holthaus, Doug Ignatius and Bruce Preston, Ms. Susan M. Ingmire, Kim Icsman, Will Johnson, Joseph Koester, Carol Kosarko, David Levy, Alek Lucke, Karen Maier, Chrissy Marx, Jack Miner, Kathy Nardiello, Josh Neumeyer, Mary Catherine Roberts-Williams, Kara Sanders and Heather Young, Brett Stover, Sonya Walton, John T Webb, Julia Wesselkamper and Julie Johnson
*current 6/14/2021

2020 Ambassadors
Anonymous, Tim Cagle and Rick Kammerer, Jon Calderas, Ford T. Clark, Jennifer and M. Vito Damiano, Steven L. Franks, Beth Freemal and Kenneth Moore, L. Timothy Giglio, Michelle Hall, Doug Ignatius and Bruce Preston, Ms. Susan M. Ingmire, Kathy Nardiello, Josh Neumeyer, Kara Sanders and Heather Young, Jay Shatz, John Webb

ArtsWave Pride Grant Program

In 2018 we created a Pride Grant Program, an initiative from our Pride Committee. When you opt-in and increase support of ArtsWave, a portion of that increase will support Pride programming events.

2021 recipients Cincinnati Men’s Chorus, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Revolution Dance Theatre, and Wyoming Fine Arts Center

2020 recipients Basketshop Gallery, Campbell County Public Library, Cincinnati Men’s Chorus, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Contemporary Arts Center, Know Theatre of Cincinnati, Revolution Dance Theatre, and True Theatre
2019 recipients: Cincinnati Film Society, Cincinnati Men's Chorus, Contemporary Arts Center, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, Vocal Arts Ensemble, and Wave Pool.

ArtsWave Pride Events Series

Thanks to PNC Bank, members who make a $75+ gift to ArtsWave receive complimentary invitations to the ArtsWave Pride event series, hosted by ArtsWave-supported organizations.

Invitations to ArtsWave Pride events and discount codes to purchase tickets will be emailed to you through Eventbrite.

ArtsWave Pride Steering Committee

The ArtsWave Pride Steering Committee works to raise money for the ArtsWave Community Campaign and connects LGBTQIA individuals and Allies to the arts community through engaging arts experiences. 

ArtsWave Pride Steering Committee
Co-Chairs: Ford Clark & Kathy Nardiello
Jennifer Damiano, Michelle Hall, Joe Hornbaker, Alek Lucke, Chrissy Marx, Thomas Pizer, Bruce Preston, Kara Sanders, Jordan Young
ArtsWave Pride Co-founders

Brett Stover, Jennifer Damiano, & Kathy Nardiello

Connect with us!

Find ArtsWave on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

For more information about ArtsWave Pride, e-mail

Thank you to our ArtsWave Pride event series sponsor

PNC bank