More than 80 arts organizations, non-profits, restaurants, shops, and companies are committed to helping our community discover the region through the ArtsPass and CincYPerks. ArtsPass, the donor benefit for those giving at least $75 to ArtsWave’s Annual Community Campaign, provides discounts, special offers, and exclusive information to over 9,000 registered users.
“In a recent survey, our members reported that they love to see the breadth of arts organizations in Greater Cincinnati represented on ArtsPass,” says Jamie White, Manager of Corporate Campaign & ArtsPass “We’ve worked to add as many arts offerings as possible. In the past few months, we’ve added a number of new groups, including MUSE: Cincinnati Women’s Choir, ArtWorks, Cincinnati World Piano Competition, Memorial Hall Signature Series, the Constella Festival, and more.” Offers can range from "buy one, get one" ticket deals to discounts on art classes, lectures, and summer camps.
Some of the most often redeemed ArtsPass offers are those from Cincinnati Ballet, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, Broadway in Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Reds, Taste of Belgium, and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.
“Offering half-price tickets to ArtsPass members is a great way to show our support for the tens of thousands of donors who give to the ArtsWave campaign each year,” says Kathy Neus, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's Director of Marketing and Communications. “Community members who have already shown their support of the arts in our region have an easy way to experience their dollars in action by visiting the Playhouse at a lower cost. ArtsPass helps those people discover why theater is so valuable to our region.”
"The Ripple Effect" of the arts affects many businesses outside of the arts. Shops and restaurants often report an uptick in sales before major events or performances at nearby arts organizations. Knowing this, ArtsWave expanded the ArtsPass in 2013 to include retail, restaurants, and other local businesses. Businesses such as MiCA 12/v, 1215 Wine Bar & Coffee Lab, and Park + Vine are surrounded by arts organizations and have a great relationship with the local arts community. Other shops on ArtsPass sell “artistic” wares themselves and have a deep appreciation for the arts, such as Indigenous: a handcrafted gallery, Funke Fired Arts, Powerhouse Factories, and Rock Paper Scissors.
To specifically meet the needs of Young Professionals, in 2014 ArtsWave partnered with the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s C-Change Class 8 to create the CincYPerks program. CincYPerks is an added ArtsPass benefit, providing special deals and exclusive offers to help connect YPs (under 40) to our region and to each other. In addition to offers from the Chamber, ArtsPass with CincYPerks includes special offers from Cincinnati Nature Center, Fifty West Brewing Company, The Mercantile Library, Xavier Leadership Center, Young Professionals’ Choral Collective, and more.
ArtsWave greatly appreciates each of the organizations and businesses that provide discounts and offers for ArtsPass and CincYPerks. These businesses know that "The Ripple Effect" of the arts extends all across our region. Tell us your ArtsPass story using #ArtsPass on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. If you want more information, take a look at our offers or join our ArtsPass semi-monthly e-newsletter.