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    How to Be a Real Artist

    posted by Zach Moning On May 18, 2018
    A new project offers official certification to young artists. The only prerequisite is that they make art.

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    Know Theatre's Floralee Fairy Tale

    posted by Zach Moning On Dec 15, 2017
    In "The Inventive Princess of Floralee," part of Know Theatre's Theatre for Young Audiences Tour, kids learn to think like a scientist through the arts.

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    CEO Reflections: Connecting Students to the Arts

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Sep 07, 2017
    ArtsWave has always been dedicated to arts education, but our recent history has seen us take a much more active role in connecting students to the arts, especially in underserved areas

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    The Arts Fuel Creativity and Learning

    posted by Zach Moning On Sep 07, 2017
    To celebrate National Arts in Education Week, we'd like to recognize some of the organizations that receive ArtsWave funding for their exceptional programs that fuel creativity & learning through the arts.

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    Celebrating National Arts in Education Week

    posted by Lauren Hess On Sep 07, 2017
    The arts play a critical role in education, helping students learn artistic expression and creative problem-solving skills. To highlight this, we celebrate National Arts in Education Week.

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    CEO Reflections: Our community is stronger #BecauseofArtsED

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Sep 15, 2016
    ArtsWave wants all kids to benefit from arts education, and we know from our research that more than 90 percent of Greater Cincinnati parents agree. Join in us in reminding decision-makers of the importance of arts education by sharing your #BecauseOfArtsEd story on Twitter or Facebook.

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    CincyArtsandSTEM.org connects parents, educators with arts & STEM resources

    posted by Hillary Copsey On Mar 21, 2016
    ArtsWave, the region’s leading local arts agency, and Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative (GCSC) have joined together to create a new community resource to fuel creativity and learning. CincyArtsandSTEM.org is an online resource to help parents and teachers find arts and STEM programs, activities, summer camps, field trips and other services to augment their children’s education.

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    Free art for all during the 30th Macy's Arts Sampler

    posted by Hillary Copsey On Feb 08, 2016
    People can enjoy free art performances and activities all over Greater Cincinnati on February 27 and 28 during the 30th Macy's Arts Sampler, presented by ArtsWave.

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    Pianist Awadagin Pratt and UC president play for ArtsWave 2016 Community Campaign

    posted by On Jan 21, 2016
    ArtsWave kicks off its 2016 Community Campaign with a special February 1 concert that brings together world-class pianist Awadagin Pratt and University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono on the same stage at the College-Conservatory of Music.

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    Two young Cincinnati musicians to compete in Detroit

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On Jan 11, 2016
    Myles Yeazell and Matthew Adams are the first Cincinnati area musicians selected to perform in the Detroit Sphinx Competition since 2002. Both young men perform with the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra and are performing in a benefit recital January 19.

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    CEO Currents: Here's something you can do to make a difference

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Dec 08, 2015
    The Cincinnati Arts and Technology Center is having its 8th Annual Student Show and Sale on Dec. 12. Taking this opportunity to shop local can deliver a little hope this holiday season.

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    Advocating for Arts Education to Boost Achievement

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Sep 08, 2015
    In many schools across our region just like across the country, there is no choice, just a struggle to keep arts as part of the curriculum, or included in extracurricular programs. There are competing demands for funding, for time in the day, or a scarcity of other resources. And it’s abundantly clear that kids and youth in underserved or low-income communities suffer the most from program cuts, even though research shows consistently that they benefit most from arts engagement in school. Next week is National Arts Education Week, and it’s a great time to call attention to why this matters.

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    Five 21st Century Skills Kids Learn Through the Arts

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On Sep 08, 2015
    Arts education in the 21st century is an unmistakably vital tool for success, a catalyst for skill development in the business world and beyond. In celebration of Arts in Education Week September 13 – 19, here’s our list of five key life skills that kids learn when they make, study, and learn through art.

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    An S.A. on What's Important and A Challenge

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Aug 25, 2015
    I find the last days of summer to be highly reflective. My dad used to take the entire month of August as vacation, a time of restoration and planning for a highly demanding year ahead. For a kid, this was a great thing: consecutive weeks with parents in a place of serenity, away from the stresses of the normal routine. I will treasure the memory of painting side-by-side with my daughter...

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    Arts Summer Camps Fuel Learning All Year Long

    posted by Katherine Masterson On Aug 24, 2015
    As kids head back to school, teachers and friends are bound to ask “What did you do on your summer vacation?” Kids may perceive their weeks at camp as being a break from lessons, but parents know that learning and developing important life skills is a big part of the summer camp experience.

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    NewCo Cincinnati Showcase Innovation and the Arts

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Jul 27, 2015
    NewCo Cincinnati highlighted the innovative, entrepreneurial spirit of the region, including the creative energy of local arts organizations.

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    Full STEAM Ahead!

    posted by Cecilia Long On Jun 23, 2015
    At first glance, the field of engineering, the natural sciences, technology, and mathematics may seem to have little to do with a discussion about arts education. Yet one local organization is changing the way our community educates our students by embracing an attitude of collaboration across these fields in a practical way.

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    Rosenthal Education Center: Hands on the Art

    posted by Katherine Masterson On Jun 09, 2015
    “Art is for looking, not touching.” Most of us have been restricted by this phrase at some point in our lives, probably as curious children exploring an art museum. The Cincinnati Art Museum (CAM) is offering a place for that curiosity to run wild with the new Rosenthal Education Center (REC).

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    Connecting Schools to the Arts: ArtsWave and the Lazurus Fund

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Jun 09, 2015
    The arts fuel creativity and learning, encouraging the development of important 21st century skills like critical thinking, collaboration, and self-discipline. Yet, in the current climate of arts and education funding, many children in underserved communities lack equitable access to arts programming that could enhance their learning experience. In the spring of 2015, ArtsWave embarked on a project to bridge the gap between the arts and underserved schools with special support from the Gladys and Ralph Lazarus Fund and Ladislas and Vilma Segoe Family Foundation.

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    ArtsWave Announces Funding for Strategic Initiatives in Arts for Health and Arts Education

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Jan 28, 2015
    ArtsWave announces opportunities for arts and community organizations to apply for more than $100,000 in new support to connect the arts to larger community initiatives around health and education. These targeted grants programs are part of ArtsWave’s strategy to leverage the power of the arts to address broad community goals. These opportunities are funded through restricted gifts to the ArtsWave annual community campaign.