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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 Grantee Portal

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

Grant programs for FY2018 (9/1/2017-8/31/2018) are as follows:โ€‹

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

9/13/2017, Winter*,
Spring*

   
* The winter and spring grant deadline dates will be announced in the fall of 2017.


Be sure to mark your calendars to attend an upcoming FY18 Catalyzing Impact Grant Application Workshop on:

Wednesday, August 9th from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. or Tuesday, August 15th from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.


Material shared at each workshop will be the same. To RSVP, click here
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If you have previously started an application, please sign into the grantee portal via the 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

January 2018*


*The grant deadline will be announced in the fall of 2017.

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.


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

   
  
For a detailed description of the FY2018 Capital Grant Program and a link to the application form, please see the grant guidelines document below.

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