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How We Fuel Community

Blueprint for Collective Action for the Arts Sector

Introduced in 2015, the Blueprint for Collective Action provides a focus for ArtsWave's community investments and strategic initiatives for the next 10 years. The Blueprint aims to leverage the power of the arts to help build a vibrant economy and more connected community in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Metro Region. It does this by setting out five goals for the arts sector built upon the unique resources and skill the sector provides and working within the broader needs of the entire community. 

We believe the arts can: 

Put Cincinnati on the map. 
Deepen roots in our region. 
Bridge cultural divides. 
Enliven neighborhoods. 
Fuel creativity and learning. 

ArtsWave will intentionally encourage arts programming that supports these goals. 


A More Vibrant Economy and a
More Connected Community for All

For more information about the Blueprint goals, read the full report.

ArtsWave's Community Impact Journey

At ArtsWave, we believe that the arts are more than just nice.  We believe that the arts are essential for a thriving community. Our landmark research study, The Arts Ripple Effect, showed that most people agree: the ripple effects from a lively arts environment make our region an amazing place to live.

We believe that we can see and measure the impact of the arts as local arts organizations create economic vitality, vibrant neighborhoods, and a more connected community. Therefore, we are committed to funding organizations and initiatives that create impact, foster innovation, and drive community engagement.