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ArtsWave Young Professionals connects donors between 21 and 40 years of age. Our members are committed to creating an engaged YP community and making a positive impact in the region. To identify as an ArtsWave Young Professional, simply check the YP box when you make your pledge.

ArtsWave Young Professional Giving Levels

$75: Invitation to ArtsWave YP Events
Opt in as a Young Professional when making your pledge by checking the YP box. Receive all of our general donor benefits as well as invitations to ArtsWave YP's event series! Additionally, opting in as an ArtsWave YP ensures that a portion of your gift will help to support YP-centric arts programming in the region.

$500: YP Leader
In addition to all benefits at the $75, $150 and $250 levels, YP Leaders receive invitations to select ArtsWave Leadership events and recognition in our community report.

Make your gift to ArtsWave today, and remember to check the YP box!


ArtsWave YP Events

ArtsWave puts on events throughout our campaign season for existing and potential YP donors. Take a look at what's coming up!

ArtsWave YP at Ensemble Theatre, February 27
Join ArtsWave YP Monday February 27 for our first event of 2023 at Ensemble Theatre! This unique event will feature backstage tours of the scene and paint shops; a panel Q&A with local arts professionals; food drink and networking, and more! See more details at the link above.

ArtsWave YP Streetcar Pub Crawl, May 13
ArtsWave YP launched the region's first streetcar-based pub crawl last year - it was such a success that we are bringing it back for 2023! Using the ArtsWave branded streetcars as transport, we made our way to bars throughout downtown and OTR and enjoyed local performers along the way, including Revolution Dance, CSO, Pones, and more! Check back soon for information on this year's iteration, including the date and participating bars and artists/performers. In the meantime, check out the photos from last year's crawl here.

ArtsWave YP Grant Recipient Events

Our ArtsWave YP grant recipient arts organizations put on great events of their own. See below for descriptions and go check one out!

Cincinnati Opera: Center Stage
Cincinnati Opera Center Stage is dynamic group of young professionals ages 40 and under who seek to meet fellow opera fans, learn more about opera through social events, and celebrate the arts in Cincinnati. Check out their various series such as Singers & Spirits, Opera & Wellness, and their popular Opera is a Drag event!

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company: YP Preview Nights
The Cincy Shakes YP Preview Night provides area young professionals with a mid-week outing and a chance to relax and enjoy art — a necessary moment of self-care in today's hustle culture. YP Preview Night occurs on the night of the final dress rehearsal of each Mainstage show. After the show, participants get the chance to chat with members of the CSC Artistic Team!

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati: Show Up!
With Show Up!, Young Professionals in the community gather, read and discuss theatrical works whose topics align with the theater's mission to produce socially conscious work and uplift voices that should be heard. The series provides a welcoming, safe group to discuss themes and issues found in art and society.

Young Professionals Choral Collective
YPCC is an innovative choral ensemble that combines Cincinnati's love of singing, socializing, and culture for young professionals ages 21-45. Comprised of more than 1,200 singers, the ensemble brings together young, energetic people to create quality choral music and connect in a fun and low-pressure environment. Attend one of their concerts or consider signing up yourself as a singer - no auditions required!

YP Grant Program

In 2016 we created a Young Professional Grant Program, an initiative from our YP Committee, funded by a portion of the contributions made by YPs to the ArtsWave Community Campaign. This specialized grant is awarded to arts organizations who create programming specifically geared towards young professionals.

2022-2023 recipients: American Legacy Theatre, Action Tank, Bi-Okoto Drum & Dance Theatre, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Ensemble Theatre, Sweet Sistah Splash, Young Professionals Choral Collective. Click here for details.

2021-2022 recipients: Cincinnati Music & Wellness Coalition, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Community Happens Here, Contemporary Arts Center, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, ish Festival and Revolution Dance Theatre.

2020-2021 recipients: Action Tank, Cincinnati Memorial Hall Society, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Contemporary Arts Center, ish Festival, Revolution Dance Theatre and Young Professionals Choral Collective.

2019-2020 recipients: Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Contemporary Arts Center, Over-the-Rhine Museum, Taft Museum of Art and Young Professionals Choral Collective.

2018-2019 recipients: Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Taft Museum of Art and Young Professionals Choral Collective.

2017-2018 recipients: Behringer-Crawford Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and Melodic Connections.

2016-2017 recipients: Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and concert:nova.

Young Professionals Committee

The ArtsWave Young Professionals Committee works to raise money for the ArtsWave Community Campaign and connects young professionals to the arts through engaging arts experiences.

Katherine Anderson, Merrill Private Wealth Management, ArtsWave YP Board Co-Chair
Pramila Kamath, Kroger, ArtsWave YP Board Co-Chair
Samantha Godskind, Procter & Gamble, ArtsWave YP Grant Panel Chair

Tucker Callis, Fifth Third Bank
Emma McAvoy, UC Foundation
Ian McManis, Barnes Dennig
Amber Ostaszewski, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Trevor Phillips, FC Cincinnati
Ritu Singh, Dinsmore
Erica Yang, 84.51°

Connect with us!

Find ArtsWave on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok. Join the conversation with #ArtsWaveYP.

ArtsWave YPs connect through a variety of ArtsWave-hosted events throughout the year. Discover upcoming fun ways to meet others and find your new favorite thing to do by signing up to receive our monthly newsletter and checking out the Young Professionals section of ArtsWave Guide.

For more information about ArtsWave Young Professionals, contact