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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.

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    ArtsWave receives $35,000 grant from National Endowment for the Arts

    posted by Hillary Copsey On Dec 09, 2015
    ArtsWave will start a Creative Placemaking Network in Greater Cincinnati thanks to a $35,000 grant from National Endowment for the Arts. This grant is one of just 18 made to local arts agencies around the country for supporting public engagement in the arts in this funding round.

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    You Only Have Two Feet (But That is Enough of a Plan)

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Sep 22, 2015
    One of my favorite memories in the arts is also one of my favorite professional memories, the chance to cover the first-ever master class by legendary modern dance choreographer Merce Cunningham in Russia for the Moscow Times.

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    ArtsWave Launches CincyArtsGuide.com

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Sep 22, 2015
    ArtsWave, the greater Cincinnati region’s leading local arts agency, launched a new service to the community today with its online arts calendar, Cincy Arts Guide. Designed to increase all kinds of community participation in the arts, Cincy Arts Guide provides detailed listings on performances, exhibitions, classes, fundraisers and other arts events from arts organizations across the region.

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    Three Observations from 30,000 Feet

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Jun 23, 2015
    Sometimes you need a change in perspective. Each year, the Americans for the Arts convention offers me an opportunity to get the 30,000 foot view of the role of arts in our nation. Three things stood out for me this year at the annual gathering of more than a thousand local, state and national arts administrators, organizers, policy-makers, educators and advocates.

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    Investing for Impact

    posted by Alecia Kintner On May 26, 2015
    I often am asked how ArtsWave makes grants with the dollars it raises through the annual community arts campaign. It’s a story we love to tell, with origins that date back decades ago.

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    Women Making Waves

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On May 26, 2015
    Five women who are redesigning the world of arts and design in Cincinnati shared their stories with ArtsWave's Women's Leadership Roundtable members.

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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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    Arts + Health = ArtsWave in Action

    posted by Rebecca Calkin On Apr 28, 2015
    Earlier this month, ArtsWave announced three new Arts for Health grants to expand arts programs that improve health outcomes for Greater Cincinnati residents. This initiative is funded through restricted grants as part of the ArtsWave Community Campaign.

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    Amazing Arts Race Runs Away with a Third Year

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Apr 14, 2015
    On April 18, 2015, you might see groups of people in purple shirts running through Downtown Cincinnati in search of art. No, it’s not another marathon – it’s the Amazing Arts Race, ArtsWave’s signature Young Professionals’ event back for a third year.

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    Pictures of Freedom

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Mar 10, 2015
    Picture Freedom has challenged young people across the country to explore what freedom and equality means to them, and to express their thoughts through art.

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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.

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    Soul-sounding voices rock for the arts

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Mar 10, 2015
    What's it like to be a part of a company Sing Off event? Our friends at Duke Energy shared this story that shows how CincySings brings employees together.

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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.

  • ArtsWave Receives Art Works Grant from National Endowment for the Arts to Support Arts Atlas Cincinnati

    posted by Rebecca Bromels On Jan 27, 2015
    National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that ArtsWave is one of 895 nonprofit organizations nationwide – and just six in Cincinnati -- to receive an NEA Art Works grant. ArtsWave is recommended for a $40,000 grant to support Arts Atlas Cincinnati, an interactive, web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) designed to provide a comprehensive picture of the arts assets in the region.

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    How You and Your Networks Can Help

    posted by REBECCA CALKIN On Jan 27, 2015
    Our ArtsWave Ambassadors are finding ways to share their personal passion for the arts and support ArtsWave's community campaign.

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    Employee Campaign Coordinators (ECC)

    posted by REBECCA BROMELS On Jan 27, 2015
    Who are the volunteers that make ArtsWave workplace campaigns fun? Our amazing ECC's exemplify "ArtsWave in Action."

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    2014, ArtsWave Year in Review

    posted by REBECCA BROMELS On Jan 27, 2015
    2014 turned out to be an amazing year at ArtsWave. Here are a few of the highlights we’ll be talking about for years to come.

  • ArtsPass, The Gift of Discovery

    posted by MIKE BOBERG On Jan 27, 2015
    The ArtsPass program, available for a $75 minimum donation to ArtsWave’s annual community campaign, offers its members discounted tickets and other special offers at over 40 arts organizations around the region. In an effort to further drive its key impact areas, ArtsWave began adding retail and restaurant offers, helping members craft a full, affordable evening out.

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    Arts + Health, Healing, and Happiness

    posted by REBECCA BROMELS On Jan 27, 2015
    ArtsWave believes in the inherent ability of the arts to connect, inspire, and engage at both individual and community levels has direct implications for the role that arts can play in promoting clinical and general health outcomes. If an expressive life can help increase the health and happiness of our region’s residents, then ArtsWave wants to support and enhance these critical collaborations as part of its community investment strategy.