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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.

Click here to download the ArtsWave Blueprint Goals and Roles

ArtsWave Grantee Portal

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

Grant Programs for FY2018 (September-August) 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. For more information, please see the current grant guidelines document below.

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 $15,000


September 13, 2017
January 10, 2018
May 9, 2018

If you have previously started an application, please sign into the grantee portal via the Grantee Portal link above.

Neighborhood Arts & Festivals Grant Program

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


Who should apply?


Grant Award


Deadline(s) to Apply

Eligible nonprofit organizations

Up to $5,000

December 20, 2017

If you have previously started an application, please sign into the grantee portal via the Grantee Portal link above.

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

If you have previously started an application, please sign into the grantee portal via the Grantee Portal link above.

STEAM Mini-Grant Program

ArtsWave STEAM Mini-Grants support the implementation of short-term or one-time interesting and creative STEAM experiences (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) to address ArtsWave’s goal of ‘Fueling Creativity & Learning.’

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 31, 2018.

If you have previously started an application, please sign into the grantee portal via the Grantee Portal link above.

Young Professionals Grant Program

The purpose of the Young Professionals (YP) Grant Program is to provide funding to support programming that engages young professionals.

Check back in January 2018 for information regarding the next cycle of Young Professionals grant funding.


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

If you have previously started an application, please sign into the grantee portal via the Grantee Portal link above.