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What's ArtsWave?

ArtsWave is the engine for Greater Cincinnati’s arts. 

We don't make the art you see. But for nearly 100 years, we've been the primary way Cincy's arts are funded.

Through gifts from tens of thousands of individuals and companies each year, ArtsWave supports 150+ organizations, artists and projects through funding, services and advocacy. They go on to create thousands of concerts, shows, exhibitions, arts education programming, public art, events like BLINK® and others, fueling a more vibrant regional economy and connected community for everyone.

The $350+ million we've invested together since 1927 has created a dynamic foundation for our arts — and our region — to thrive. The arts attract national acclaim and drive tourism. They make our region a more attractive place to live and work. They bring vitality and connection to our neighborhoods. They foster creativity and learning in our future leaders. They even help bring us together as a community across cultural divides.

Those impacts are made possible by your gift to ArtsWave, the nation's first and largest community campaign for the arts and the Cincinnati region's arts council.

Funding Arts. Fueling Community.

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ArtsWave's framework for community investments and strategic initiatives guides everything we do. The Blueprint for Collective Action is a 10-year plan that harnesses the distinctive resources and assets of our local arts sector to further broader community goals.

Click here to find out more about those goals and how your gift makes them possible.



The Cincinnati region rises with the impact of the arts.


With funding, services, and advocacy, ArtsWave fuels a more vibrant regional economy and connected community through the arts.