On April 12, ArtsWave's Board of Directors approved the distribution of $118,000 in grants to 29 organizations across the region for various projects.

All of the approved projects were one-time Catalyzing Impact Grants that further ArtsWave's vision to create a more vibrant and connected community, emphasizing one or more of the arts sector's Blueprint for Collective Action goals.

Nearly one-third (9 of the 29 organizations) are receiving monies for the first time from ArtsWave. ArtsWave President & CEO Alecia Kintner noted, "Expanding the breadth of arts is important to creating an inclusive and reflective community that's able to connect all of us. This variety jumpstarts our neighborhoods, fueling an economic boost as well."

In total, 76 organizations applied for funding with $615,191 in total project requests, representing the largest number applying in a grant cycle for this type of funding.

ArtsWave provides Catalyzing Impact Grants twice a year — in the fall and the spring. For more information on ArtsWave's grant and other funding opportunities, visit

All of these projects are being funded through the 2019 ArtsWave Community Campaign and the support of nearly 40,000 residents, corporations and foundations.

Click here for a full list of the 29 organizations that were recently awarded grants.