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How the Arts Make An Impact

Check here for new blog posts, podcasts and more that point to how the arts make an impact on our community. 

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    Grants Available for YP Programming

    posted by Kara Shibiya On May 24, 2019
    The arts have the power to deepen roots in our community. ArtsWave is now accepting YP Grant applications to make sure we realize the full value of that power.

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    CEO Reflections: What ArtsWave Donors Do

    posted by Alecia Kintner On May 10, 2019
    We're fresh off of the 2019 ArtsWave Community Campaign. Now is when we start reinvesting the funds we raised into our local arts organizations.

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    Taking Music to the Street

    posted by Kathy DeBrosse On May 10, 2019
    Street performances bring a sense of vibrancy to a region. A new project, fueled by ArtsWave, aims to make it easier for artists.

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    BOARDway Bound Cultivates Tomorrow's Arts Board Leaders

    posted by Zach Moning On May 10, 2019
    BOARDway Bound, ArtsWave's acclaimed non-profit board training and placement program, is now accepting applications for the 2019 class!

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    Celebrate World Dance Day

    posted by Zach Moning On May 10, 2019
    Tomorrow, Greater Cincinnati will celebrate its 10th annual World Dance Day Celebration, featuring over a dozen performers representing cultures all over the world.

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    April 30: A Key Date

    posted by Leigh Fox On Apr 26, 2019
    We need $12 million pledged by Tuesday to fuel the impact of the arts in our community. We’re not there yet.

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    ArtsWave Awards $118,000 in Grants Throughout the Region

    posted by Damian Hoskins On Apr 26, 2019
    ArtsWave's Board of Directors recently approved Catalyzing Impact Grants to 29 organizations across Greater Cincinnati.

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    CAALA Connects: Elementz Thrives in Their New Space

    posted by Janice Liebenberg On Apr 26, 2019
    Last summer, Elementz moved into their new home in Findlay Market. The new space is giving them flexibility to highlight their students' talents.

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    Nominate the Women Who Shaped Cincy's Arts

    posted by ArtsWave Staff On Apr 26, 2019
    Make your nomination today for the women who have had the biggest impact on Greater Cincinnati's arts!

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    CEO Reflections: Research Points to Arts Impacts (And the Need For Your Gift!)

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Apr 12, 2019
    The money we raise over the next few weeks will determine how big an impact the arts are able to make in 2020 for our community.

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    A Grand Finale Full of Soul

    posted by Zach Moning On Apr 12, 2019
    With two weeks left to our 2019 Campaign, we're wrapping up this year's ArtsWave Days event series with a pair of grand finale concerts tomorrow night!

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    CincySings Returns to Music Hall

    posted by Ryan Strand On Apr 12, 2019
    The top singing talent at some of Greater Cincinnati's biggest companies came together this week for CincySings, brought to you by Accenture.

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    Nominations Open: 100 Women Leading

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Mar 29, 2019
    As we approach the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage and the 19th Amendment, help us honor the women who have shaped Greater Cincinnati’s arts.

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    Opening the Doors to Music Hall and the Taft Museum

    posted by Zach Moning On Mar 29, 2019
    We are heading into the final month of our 2019 Campaign to support Greater Cincinnati's arts. With it comes big events at arts centers, Music Hall, the Taft Museum of Art and more.

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    CAALA Arts Experiences This Spring

    posted by Janice Liebenberg On Mar 29, 2019
    Spring is in the air! With it comes new and amazing arts experiences. ArtsWave and the Circle of African American Leaders for the Arts invite you to enjoy these upcoming events.

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    CEO Reflections: Making, Holding on to Memories

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Mar 15, 2019
    Engaging with the arts can be inspiring both for those struggling with memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer's and for their caregivers.

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    Hands-On Arts in Your Neighborhood

    posted by Zach Moning On Mar 15, 2019
    ArtsWave Days, brought to you by Macy's, continues in two weeks with 100+ free classes workshop and performances at ten locations around the region from Oxford to Northern Kentucky.

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    Ensemble Theatre’s Lynn Meyers To Be Honored

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Mar 15, 2019
    Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's Producing Artistic Director, D. Lynn Meyers will be honored with the 2018 Sachs Fund Prize for her regional arts accomplishments.

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    CEO Reflections: Tune in and Give the Arts a Call

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Mar 01, 2019
    Tune in to Local 12 from 8-10 p.m. on March 12 to see the ArtsWave on the airwaves, raising money for our region's arts!

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    Two Trains, Bonjour and More at Arts on the Hill

    posted by Zach Moning On Mar 01, 2019
    ArtsWave Days, brought to you by Macy's, continues tomorrow with free performances and exhibitions at Cincinnati Art Museum and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park!