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Your pathway to arts board leadership. 

About the Program

ArtsWave’s Boardway Bound is an acclaimed board leadership program for area professionals who are passionate about making a difference. This one-of-a-kind leadership development and placement program prepares participants for arts board service.

Since 2004, ArtsWave has trained and placed more than 400 individuals on the boards of Cincinnati arts organizations, changing the face of leadership and adding capacity to our cultural institutions and creating boards that represent the diverse communities each organization serves.

The 2021 Boardway Bound program ended in October 2021. The program will be offered again in Fall 2022. To receive the 2022 brochure when class dates are finalized, email  

See the 2021 Brochure


2021 Boardway Bound Info Session:


Who should apply?

All backgrounds and career stages are welcome. All you need is a desire to make an impact on the arts!

Participants may have limited board experience but seek professional development in governance and best practices. Some participants have served on boards in other fields and desire more in-depth knowledge of the issues unique to nonprofit arts. Others are new to the region and are looking to make lasting connections. 

ArtsWave encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. Together, we can ensure that the programs and practices of the region’s arts and cultural organizations are reflective of our entire community.


If you have questions or would like more information, please email

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