Coronavirus Arts Hub
ArtsWave joins you in concern for the health of our schools, workplaces, families and our community. Part of this community are the arts organizations, artists and arts & culture workers that contribute to Greater Cincinnati’s economic vibrancy and social connectivity. They are facing the double-whammy of complete loss of earned income from tickets, tours and school groups PLUS the possible shortfall of contributions to the ArtsWave Community Campaign. Please give today. Every gift counts and will determine our capacity to keep the arts strong.
In moments of crisis and stress, we can find courage, inspiration, hope and camaraderie in the arts — music, theater, dance, festivals, museums and more. Cincinnati arts are eager for you to resume participating in their activities as soon as it's safe to do so. In the meantime, we hope these mindful moments make a different kind of impact. Enjoy, and be well.
Mindful Music Moments
ArtsWave is working with Mindful Music Moments, one of the hundreds of projects and organizations ArtsWave funds each year, to provide daily doses of guided meditation set to music from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Opera. Sign up here to get started with the Summer Edition.
Arts organizations around Greater Cincinnati are offering virtual and online arts experiences so that you can stay engaged and entertained even if you're stuck at home. Click here to find a list of offerings. Be sure to check back, as more will surely be added!
Art on the Streets, with support from ArtsWave, launched a series of four art projects to prevent spread of COVID-19 by encouraging physical and social distancing. The art series reinforces the message that if we stay at home, we can save lives.
There are several ways you can participate:
- Download these coloring pages from Brandon Hawkins and Lindsay Nehls. You can display the finished product in your windows.
- Check out "Outside the Comfort Zone," a series of videos from Mary Clare Rietz and Shawn Braley cultivating deep listening between people with different points of view on physical distancing.
- Follow @Look.Colab on Instagram and respond to their #StayHomeSaveLives prompts on your Story. Be sure to tag them and @ArtsWave!
Help Weather the Storm
If you're looking for ways you can help Greater Cincinnati's arts sector through this troubling time, here are four things you can do:
If you purchased a ticket to an event that has been canceled, consider donating your tickets back to the organization instead of asking for a refund.
Share your favorite arts video or memory on social media, tagging @artswave.
Encourage your friends and family to create a Facebook fundraiser. It's easy, just follow this link to begin the fundraiser and either use the text below or personalize it to fit your network.
"With public events canceled and venues closed, your gift to the arts through ArtsWave matters more than ever. It ensures that music, art, theater, dance and festivals will be strong once the arts reopen. Every gift helps. Thank you for your support."
Ensure the future power of the arts by giving to ArtsWave. Now more than ever, your support is critical. Give today at artswave.org/give.
To find arts events that have been postponed or cancelled because of COVID-19, click here. On that page you'll also find a link to virtual arts experiences you can see or participate in from your own home!
COVID-19 Arts Sector Toolkit
If you're from one of our region's arts organizations, click here for a variety of resources available to arts and culture organizations that can help inform your planning for recovery and vibrancy on the other side of this crisis.