ArtsWave Blueprint for Collective Action
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.
All applicant organizations are asked to demonstrate how their work aligns to one or more of these five strategic areas. We recommend downloading and reviewing this document to familiarize yourself with this framework.
Interested in applying for funding from ArtsWave?
Grant Programs for FY19 (September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019) are as follows:
The purpose of ArtsWave’s general operating grant program is to provide general operating support to arts and cultural heritage organizations whose programming supports the goals of ArtsWave’s Blueprint for Collective Action to ensure their ongoing capacity to drive community impact.
**The deadline to submit Letters of Intent for general operating funding in FY20 has closed. The next round of general operating funding will open in fall 2021.
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.
**The deadline for FY19 ArtsWave Catalyzing Impact requests has closed. Check back in summer 2019 for more information on FY20 deadlines.
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.
**ArtsWave will not be offering Capital Grants in FY19. We encourage any potential applicant in this category to considering applying for project-based support under the Catalyzing Impact program or revisiting this program in FY20.
The purpose of the ArtsWave Pride Grant Program is to promote, celebrate, and create inclusive arts experiences that may appeal to or have relevance to the broader LGBTQIA community. ArtWave Pride grants will provide funding for arts or cultural heritage projects that advance Cincinnati’s reputation as a welcoming and inclusive community through the arts.
**The deadline for FY19 ArtsWave Pride requests has closed. Check back in spring 2019 for information on how to apply for FY20 Pride grants.
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 on how to apply for FY20 YP grants.
ArtsWave offers interest-free loans for demonstrated short-term cash flow needs.
Who should apply?
Deadline(s) to Apply
Eligible arts or cultural
Up to $10,000
Current Grantee Resources
ArtsWave Grantee Portal