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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 FY20 (September 1, 2019 - August 31, 2020) are as follows:

Technology Advancement Program

Technology Advancement Grants up to $7,500 are available through ArtsWave on a competitive basis for organizations with budgets less than $750,000.

Applications are due to ArtsWave by June 19th to be the most competitive.

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

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.
 
**Check back in June 2019 for more information on upcoming deadlines.

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.
 
**Check back in June 2019 for more information on upcoming deadlines.

ArtsWave Pride

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.

**Check back in June 2019 for more information on upcoming deadlines.

Young Professionals Grant Program

The ArtsWave Young Professionals (YP) Grant Program is now open for FY20. 

ArtsWave YP grants provide both seed funding to support the development of new programming, as well as existing programming with demonstrated impact in engaging young professionals. Grants are made possible by the donations of young professionals to the 2019 ArtsWave Community Campaign.

Organizations interested in applying must complete a Letter of Intent by May 31, 2019. Up to ten organizations will be selected to complete a full application due in mid-July. Grant awards will be made up to $25,000. 

Working Capital Bridge Loan

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

 
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Eligible arts or cultural
heritage organizations

Up to $10,000

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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.