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ArtsWave Pride is a group that welcomes and connects LGBTQIA+ individuals and Allies. To identify as an ArtsWave Pride member, simply check the ArtsWave Pride box when you make your pledge. All are welcome and members will receive quarterly communications!

ArtsWave Pride Giving Levels

Make your ArtsWave Pride gift today!

$75+ Invitation to ArtsWave Pride Event Series sponsored by PNC!
Opt in to ArtsWave Pride when making your pledge by checking the Pride box.  Receive all of our general donor benefits as well as invitations to ArtsWave Pride's event series!

$500 ArtsWave Pride Ambassador
In addition to the ArtsWave Pass, the $150 and $250 level benefits, Pride Ambassadors receive invitations to select ArtsWave Leadership events and recognition in our community report.

ArtsWave Pride Grant Program

In 2018 we created a Pride Grant Program, an initiative from our Pride Committee, funded by a portion of the contributions made by Pride members to the ArtsWave Community Campaign. This specialized grant is awarded to arts organizations who create programming specifically geared towards the LGBTQIA+ community

2022 recipients Cincinnati Men's Chorus, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati Opera, Contemporary Arts Center, Mutual Dance Theatre and Arts Center, Rene Micheo Photography, Revolution Dance Theatre, Visionaries + Voices, Young Professionals Choral Collective

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 Ambassadors 

2021 Ambassadors gave an additional $150 beyond their ArtsWave Community Campaign donation to become an ArtsWave Pride Ambassador. Their additional gift helped fund a grantmaking pool, driven by community volunteers, to bring to life arts activities of interest to LGBTQIA+ individuals and allies.

Anonymous, Elzie Barker & Joe Hornbaker, Michael Betz, Jan Borcherding and Chris Heck, Bob Brockman, 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

ArtsWave Pride Events Series

Thanks to PNC, 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.

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
Alek Lucke, Tim Giglio, Bruce Preston, Kara Sanders, Jordan Young
ArtsWave Pride Co-founders

Brett Stover, Jennifer Damiano, & Kathy Nardiello

Connect with us!

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For more information about ArtsWave Pride, e-mail

Thank you to our ArtsWave Pride event series sponsor

PNC bank