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  • Macy's Arts Sampler returns for 30th year

    posted by Hillary Copsey On Dec 28, 2015
    Macy’s Arts Sampler presented by ArtsWave returns February 27 and 28, celebrating its 30th year connecting Greater Cincinnati residents with the amazing arts opportunities offered in our region.

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    CEO Currents: Three words to sum up 2015

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Dec 22, 2015
    Technology, surprise and leaps. Those are the words that describe 2015 for ArtsWave. What are your three words? Share them on ArtsWave's Facebook page.

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    ArtsWave creates Young Professionals Grant Program

    posted by Hillary Copsey On Dec 03, 2015
    ArtsWave announces its Young Professionals Grant Program, a new initiative that provides funding to support the development of programming – or the expansion of an existing program – that engages young professionals.

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    Uniquely Cincinnati

    posted by Alecia Kintner On May 12, 2015
    The arts have been in the news a lot over the past two weeks. In response to these stories, I’ve heard more than a few times that these results are impressive for “a city our size.” As much as I understand the sentiment and our region's population size, I think we are selling ourselves short with this qualifier. Within the space of twelve days, Cincinnati has done something that other cities, large or small or in between, can only envy. We’ve shown our unique capacity for collaborative action around things that we value—namely, a thriving, innovative, and inclusive arts scene.

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    By the Numbers: 2015 ArtsWave Community Campaign

    posted by Rebecca Calkin On May 12, 2015
    What does it mean to be the largest community arts campaign in the country? $12,250,000 in community contributions is a big number, but it doesn’t capture the full scope of our region’s amazing commitment to the arts. Take a look at a few more impressive numbers from the 2015 campaign.

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    Cincinnati Bell Steps Up to the Plate

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On May 12, 2015
    This ArtsWave partner company has seen amazing growth its ArtsWave campaign over the past two years. What's the secret to their success?

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    ArtsWave Community Campaign Exceeds $12.2 Million Goal

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Apr 30, 2015
    ArtsWave announced the successful completion of the 2015 Annual Community Campaign, with gifts totaling in excess of $12,212,657 in support of arts organizations across the region.

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    What’s the Story in Cincinnati?

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Apr 28, 2015
    Last week I hosted 16 representatives from the Town and Chamber of Commerce of Opelika, Alabama. These distant neighbors had come to Cincinnati to learn more about how our city works, including how we support and involve the arts in civic life. I invited four arts colleagues to come help me tell our story and, as always when I listen to what our arts organizations are doing, I found myself inspired. It’s as if they are intentionally doubling their impact through amazing arts with impact on the community. Keep reading to find out how you can double your impact, too.

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    Toast to the Arts April Events

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Mar 31, 2015
    April is the last month of our Toast to the Arts campaign! Our restaurant, brewery, and winery partners have made it easy to give back to ArtsWave while enjoying great wine and beer. Whether you love beer, wine, or even bathtub gin, there's an event just for you this April!

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    Signs of Spring

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Mar 24, 2015
    Anticipating the first flowers of the growing season is a ritual that many of us share. For many of us, as well, there is the ritual of anticipating the coming season of arts events, announced by each organization with a mix of glorious abundance, pride and colorful exuberance.

  • The Arts Put Cincinnati on the Map

    posted by Tom Williams On Mar 24, 2015
    Tom Williams, Chair of the 2015 ArtsWave Community Campaign, shares how the arts put Cincinnati on the map and transform our community.

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    Produced with Exuberance

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Mar 10, 2015
    My daughter Delaney recently asked me to be "The Producer" for her act in the elementary school talent show. The Working-Mommy part of my brain silently shrieked, "Oh no! I don't have time for One More Thing!" The Juggling-Mommy part of me said out loud, "Of course, what do you want to do?"

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    Seven Amazing Workplace Engagement Stories

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Mar 10, 2015
    Sometimes creating community through the arts starts in a cubicle or cafeteria. We love the creative and engaging activities that companies create as part of their ArtsWave workplace campaigns.

  • Cincinnati’s soul in its arts, culture

    posted by Tom Williams On Feb 27, 2015
    The heart and soul of a community, what truly distinguishes one city from the next, is its software – namely, education, innovation, and arts and culture, broadly defined. This is the soul that puts Cincinnati on the map. This is what makes us a truly unique mid-sized city.

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    ArtsWave’s CincySings Competition Grows in Second Year

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Feb 17, 2015
    ArtsWave announces the return of its region-wide choral competition, CincySings, hosted by artist Drew Lachey at Music Hall on Wednesday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. Teams of employee choirs from top regional companies that participate in the ArtsWave Community Campaign will face-off in this high-energy evening of music and fun.

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    Dine Out and Give Back

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Feb 10, 2015
    Toast to the Arts gives diners the opportunity to give to ArtsWave while enjoying great wines and beers at favorite restaurants and breweries.

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    ArtsWave Campaign Seeks to Expand Base of Support in 2015

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Jan 28, 2015
    As the Greater Cincinnati region draws more national buzz as a city on the rise, 2015 ArtsWave Campaign Chair Tom Williams leads the charge for increased investment in the arts that make our community an amazing place to live. Today, Williams announced a goal of $12.2 million for the 2015 Community Campaign.-

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    ArtsWave Invests $10.4 million in Greater Cincinnati Community

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Jan 28, 2015
    ArtsWave announces nearly $10.4 million in grants and initiatives to create a vibrant regional economy and bring people together through the arts. These investments are made possible by the thousands of people and organizations who contributed to ArtsWave’s community campaign—donors who recognize that the arts make the Greater Cincinnati region an amazing place to live. ArtsWave continues to be the largest united arts fund in the country, investing more than $50 million in Greater Cincinnati arts organizations in the last five years alone.

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    ArtsWave Delivers Largest-Ever Campaign with More Than $12 Million

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Jan 28, 2015
    ArtsWave announced the successful completion of the 2014 Annual Community Campaign, with gifts totaling $12,015,031 in support of arts organizations across the region.