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How the Arts Make An Impact

  • Salsa on the Square

    CEO Reflections: Arts can help unite us

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Nov 09, 2016
    Whether you feel like you’ve won or lost something today, there is an invitation in front of each one of us: to keep doing the work of building a more vibrant economy and connected community for all. At ArtsWave, we pledge to keep doing that with, and through, the arts.

  • Break Bread

    Break Bread + Listen to find home and community through the arts

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On Nov 09, 2016
    The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's Break Bread + Listen programs are a reminder that even when we might feel disconnected and cut-off from our fellow man, common ground is there – if you take the time to find it.

  • Impact in Action: ArtsWave Awards Over $100,000 in Catalyzing Impact Grants

    posted by Kara Shibiya On Nov 02, 2016
    ArtsWave awarded 17 Catalyzing Impact grants this fall, investing $110,675 in arts and cultural institutions throughout the Greater Cincinnati region. Catalyzing Impact grants support a variety of arts programming and cultural heritage projects that align with the goals of ArtsWave's Blueprint for Collective Action.

  • Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network and ArtsWave announce multi-year collaboration

    posted by ArtsWave staff On Sep 28, 2016
    The Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network (RTN) and ArtsWave have unveiled details of an unprecedented partnership to co-create a Cultural Tourism Campaign. This collaboration launches a multi-year strategic investment in marketing cultural tourism to increase Cincinnati USA visitor and resident awareness, visitation and engagement.

  • Hungerford Streetcar

    Cincinnati Bell Connector brings people to the arts

    posted by ArtsWave staff On Sep 15, 2016
    Running from The Banks to Over-The-Rhine, the Cincinnati Bell Connector will give people a new and convenient way to get to arts performances and exhibits.

  • Fellow Travelers Scene

    CEO Reflections: Cincinnati Opera shines in national spotlight

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Jul 15, 2016
    The Cincinnati Opera, with "Fellow Travelers," is just the latest of our region’s amazing arts assets to shine the national spotlight on our region.

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    ArtsWave Circle of African American Leaders for the Arts sends invite to NAACP

    posted by ArtsWave staff On Jul 13, 2016
    CAALA is letting convention attendees know about all the amazing arts experiences exploring the African American experience that are happening while they're in Greater Cincinnati and throughout the next year.

  • bon appetit

    concert:nova combines food and music for a delectable date night

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On Jul 13, 2016
    Have your cake and eat it, too, when concert:nova ends its 2015-16 season July 19 on a sweet note with "Bon Appetit!"

  • Lumenocity

    What to expect at LUMENOCITY: RE-IMAGINE

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On Jun 28, 2016
    LUMENOCITY, the annual light projection festival accompanied by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, returns Aug. 5-7. Tickets go on sale July 5, so we spoke with Sherri Prentiss, vice president of marketing at the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, to get the inside scoop on the fourth and final LUMENOCITY.

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    Local artists featured on COGIC, NAACP convention signs

    posted by Hillary Copsey On Jun 28, 2016
    Conventions for the NAACP and the Church of God in Christ will bring thousands of people to Cincinnati in July, and the banners that welcome them will feature the work of local artists Annie Ruth and Joyce Phillips Young.

  • Donna Walker Kuhne

    CEO Reflections: Can the arts unite us?

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Jun 15, 2016
    Art, artists, and the act of engaging in the arts can build understanding between people who are fundamentally speaking different languages. And if that is true, then the work of artists and arts organizations has never been more important, and increasing opportunities for all people to engage in the arts has never been more critical.

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    Arts Atlas identifies community arts resources, needs

    posted by Hillary Copsey On May 26, 2016
    ArtsWave has used the data generated from its impact-based grants system to create a new tool to help arts organizations better serve the region. Arts Atlas is a set of online, interactive mapping tools that combine arts and cultural data with targeted demographic and civic data. The tools are free and available to the public.

  • PB&Jam violin teaching with kids

    CEO Reflections: How we invest your money in CincyArts

    posted by Alecia Kintner On May 10, 2016
    Ensuring a thriving cultural mix and a diverse artistic menu is a powerful differentiator for our region. And it’s this impressive mix, supported by tens of thousands of contributors and volunteers, that will keep Cincinnati’s arts scene at the forefront of innovation for the next century and beyond. Find out how ArtsWave is making sure those things happen.

  • CincyDance

    CincyDance! gets everyone moving in Washington Park

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On May 10, 2016
    CincyDance! returns for the third year to Washington Park at noon May 18, when Cincinnati Ballet brings more than 1,000 third-graders out for an interactive dance performance. Read more to find out how you can be a part of the fun!

  • ArtsWave Community Campaign raises record-breaking $12.45 million

    posted by Hillary Copsey On Apr 28, 2016
    ArtsWave raised $12,450,000 during the 2016 Annual Community Campaign for the arts that build Greater Cincinnati’s national reputation, deepen people’s roots in the region, enliven neighborhoods, bridge cultural divides, and fuel creativity and learning for children. An additional initiative, in partnership with the Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network, also was announced at the Community Campaign celebration.

  • Sunday lobby BiOkoto performer high five

    CEO Reflections: 10 insights for 10 bucks

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Apr 26, 2016
    If it’s the last week of April, it means we're wrapping up of the annual Community Campaign here at ArtsWave. We are $50,000 short of our goal of $12,450,000. So close, and yet so far! You can help us close the gap. Read more to find out how your small gift will make a big impact in Greater Cincinnati.

  • Tidal presentations

    Art and tech collide at Union Hall

    posted by Hillary Copsey On Apr 13, 2016
    The first-ever Tidal ArtsWave Art x Tech Challenge yielded new collaborations and great ideas.

  • TidalTeam

    CEO Reflections: On dragons and developers

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Apr 12, 2016
    Entrepreneurship and ingenuity were on display during the first-ever Tidal Art x Tech Challenge.

  • Saturday MYCinci Bucketeers

    CEO Reflections: Arts fuel creativity, learning and big dreams

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Mar 23, 2016
    Not only does investing in the arts enliven our communities and bridge cultural divides (never more important in our world than it is today), but gifts to the arts are also ensuring the dreams and imaginations of the future.

  • Melodic Connections

    Melodic Connections making meaningful music across Greater Cincinnati

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On Mar 08, 2016
    From LUMENOCITY to Riverbend to Clifton, Melodic Connections is doing just as its name implies — making meaningful and musical connections between its musicians and their community. We caught up with development director Lynn Migliara and executive director and co-founder Betsey Zenk Nuseibeh to learn more about Melodic Connections and see what’s coming up on the group’s calendar.