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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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    CEO Reflections: Civic Lessons

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Nov 02, 2018
    With an election just around the corner, it's worth noting that the arts have a measurable impact on civic engagement and overall quality of life.

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    CAALA Connects: Showcasing African American Arts

    posted by Janice Liebenberg On Nov 02, 2018
    More than 170 guests joined us for A Showcase of African American Performing Arts this week, featuring performances by Annie Ruth, Bi-Okoto, Cicninnati Black Theatre Company, Elementz, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and 2016 CincySings winners P&G Voices of Destiny.

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    Celebrate Fretboard Brewing's First Anniversary and Support the Arts!

    posted by Zach Moning On Nov 02, 2018
    Join us Saturday, November 3 at Fretboard Brewing Company to celebrate the brewery's first anniversary. 50 cents of all drafts sold throughout the day will benefit ArtsWave!

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    CEO Reflections: Illuminating BLINK

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Oct 19, 2018
    ArtsWave was recently announced as the 'illuminating' sponsor for BLINK in 2019, which is expanding into Northern Kentucky to further connect our community.

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    CAALA Connects: Gather Your Sister Friends for 'Dada Rafiki'

    posted by Janice Liebenberg On Oct 19, 2018
    This year marks the 13th anniversary of the life-affirming, multi-cultural celebration, 'Dada Rafiki.'

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    ArtsWave Announces New Grant Program

    posted by Kara Shibiya On Oct 19, 2018
    ArtsWave Pride grants will fund programs that promote, celebrate and create inclusive arts experiences with relevance to the LGBTQIA community.

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    Cincinnati and the Silver Screen

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Oct 19, 2018
    We've seen a spate of local film festivals and major film productions in Greater Cincinnati recently, and none of it is a coincidence.

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    CEO Reflections: Fifth Third Demonstrates How the Arts Heal

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Oct 05, 2018
    This week, Fifth Third Bank was honored for their support of the arts at the BCA10 awards by Americans for the Arts. They took the moment to share how the arts can help heal after trauma.

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    Calling All Creatives!

    posted by ArtsWave Staff On Oct 05, 2018
    We need creative individuals with enthusiasm for helping arts organizations work smarter and reach more people! Join us at ArtsWave Arts x Tech, brought to you by Fifth Third Bank!

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    CAALA Arts Experiences This Fall

    posted by ArtsWave Staff On Oct 05, 2018
    Fall is underway, and with it comes a wealth of arts experiences. ArtsWave and its Circle of African American Leaders for the Arts invite you to enjoy these upcoming events.

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    CEO Reflections: ArtsWave Arts x Tech Tackles Tough Challenges

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Sep 21, 2018
    ArtsWave Arts x Tech returns for a third year, bringing together the arts, startup and innovation communities to develop new strategies for the arts sector.

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    FotoFocus Biennial Is Largest of Its Kind in America

    posted by Zach Moning On Sep 21, 2018
    The FotoFocus Biennial is the largest event of its kind in America. This year, it features 90 projects at museums and galleries from Greater Cincinnati to Columbus and more, from 400+ artists, curators and educators.

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    CAALA Connects: Brian Washington at the OTR International Film Festival

    posted by Janice Liebenberg On Sep 21, 2018
    This year's Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival has grown significantly in scope and will feature "The Continual Struggle," a special exhibition by Cincinnati native Brian Washington.

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    How Do We Talk About the Value of the Arts?

    posted by Maureen Simpson On Aug 23, 2018
    There are seemingly countless ways to make the case for the arts. The trick is knowing which ones are most effective.

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    CAALA Connects: Quilting the World's Conscience

    posted by Janice Liebenberg On Aug 23, 2018
    A new exhibition at Fitton Center for Creative Arts features narrative quilts inspired by the Articles of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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    CEO Reflections: Looking to the Future, and Thank You, Wendy

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Aug 10, 2018
    The arts in Cincy are integral to the new economy, not apart from it.

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    2019 Catalyzing Impact Grant Applications Now Available

    posted by Kara Shibiya On Aug 10, 2018
    The 2019 application for Catalyzing Impact Grants is now available. These grants provide support to a wide variety of arts and cultural heritage projects offered throughout the region.

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    CAALA Connects: Feel the Rhythm

    posted by Randy Martinez On Aug 10, 2018
    Jazz at the Memo returns this summer with an expanded lineup and a new partnership with Washington Platform.

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    CEO Reflections: Should Museums Be Neutral?

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Jul 27, 2018
    The greatest value of museums may be their ability to intentionally provoke dialogue. If we want to harness that power, they should be accessible by everyone.

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    The Important Role of the Arts, All Around the World

    posted by Zach Moning On Jul 27, 2018
    This week, through the International Visitor Leadership Program of the U.S. Department of State, ArtsWave held a meeting with eight NGO leaders from Iraq to share ideas.