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Interested in applying for funding from ArtsWave?

At ArtsWave, we want everyone in Greater Cincinnati to experience the positive benefits of the arts – a more vibrant regional economy and more connected communities.  In fall 2015, ArtsWave released the Blueprint for Collective Action in the Arts which outlines five community goals, a roadmap for their achievement, and a framework for ArtsWave’s community investment strategy and grant programs for the next ten years.

ArtsWave Blueprint for Collective Action

Grant Programs for FY2019 (September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019) are as follows:

Sustaining Impact Grant Program

The purpose of the Sustaining Impact Grant Program is to provide ongoing general operating support to arts and cultural heritage organizations whose programming supports the goals of ArtsWave’s Blueprint for Collective Action in order to ensure their ongoing capacity to drive community impact.

Applications are accepted every three years. Interested organizations are required to submit a Letter of Interest.

The next opportunity to apply for the Sustaining Impact Grant Program will be in Fall 2018. Check back soon for more details.

Catalyzing Impact Grant Program

The purpose of the Catalyzing Impact Grant Program is to encourage a breadth of programming through arts and cultural heritage projects that support the goals of ArtsWave’s Blueprint for Collective Action.

      


Who should apply?


Grant Award


Deadline(s) to Apply*

Eligible nonprofit organizations

Up to $10,000

 
September 19, 2018
February 27, 2019

*due by 5pm EST on deadline day


 
Two informational workshops will be provided to review changes to the program and answer questions about completing the FY19 application. *Content will be the same at each workshop.
 
Workshop dates are:

- Thursday, August 23rd from 10-11am
- Wednesday, September 5th from 3-4pm

To register for an upcoming workshop, go here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fy19-catalyzing-impact-grant-application-workshops-tickets-48507151195    

This link is for new applications only. If you have previously started an application, use the grantee portal link at bottom of page.

Capital Grant Program

The purpose of the Capital Grant Program is to provide support to arts and cultural heritage organizations for the purchase and installation of moveable equipment important to the continued operation of the organization.

  

 
         Who should apply?         

        Grant Award        

         Deadline(s) to Apply       


Eligible arts or cultural
heritage organizations 

Up to $10,000

Rolling

This link is for new applications only. If you have previously started an application, use the grantee portal link at bottom of page.

Young Professionals Grant Program

The purpose of the Young Professionals (YP) Grant Program is to provide funding to support programming that engages young professionals in the arts through creative and engaging ways.
 
The deadline for FY19 requests has closed. Check back in spring 2019 for information about how to apply for FY20 YP grants.  

Neighborhood Arts & Festivals Grant Program

The purpose of the Neighborhood Arts and Festivals Grant Program was to provide support for recurring neighborhood-based arts events that increased the variety and frequency of arts experiences in neighborhoods throughout the region and created an environment where all members of the neighborhood feel welcome.

**ArtsWave will not be offering Neighborhood Arts and Festival Grants in FY19. We encourage any former grantee or applicant in this category to considering applying under the Catalyzing Impact program.

Working Capital Bridge Loan

ArtsWave offers interest-free loans for demonstrated short-term cash flow needs.

 
         Who should apply?         

        Grant Award       

  Deadline(s) to Apply       

Eligible arts or cultural
heritage organizations

Up to $10,000

Rolling

This link is for new applications only. If you have previously started an application, use the grantee portal link at bottom of page.

Current Grantee Resources

Use this link to access grantee handbooks and final report forms.

ArtsWave Grantee Portal

Use this link to access in-progress and/or submitted applications. To apply for a new grant, use the program-specific links above.