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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. 

  • Holiday arts traditions hit different this year

    posted by Zach Moning On Dec 03, 2021
    After a year of postponements, cancelations and pivots, we could all use a bit of joy and cheer. Find out how the arts bring back holiday favorites this season with fresh ideas on timeless themes.

  • Norm Lewis spreads messages of holiday cheer and equity

    posted by Kori Hill On Nov 09, 2021
    Broadway's Norm Lewis comes to the Aronoff December 3-4 for ArtsWave's Flow, an African American Arts Experience. Before you take in his holiday cabaret, learn about his work with Black Theatre United to advance equity.

  • Cincinnati Ballet's next act

    posted by Zach Moning On Nov 04, 2021
    With the new Margaret and Michael Valentine Center for Dance in Walnut Hills, Cincinnati Ballet advances its mission to enrich, expand and excel in the art of dance while centering its engagement with the community.

  • Cincinnati Region's Arts Invite You to BRING YOU

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Oct 08, 2021
    As live arts return to the Cincinnati Region, their success depends on an enthusiastic audience. Find out how ArtsWave is letting the community know about hundreds of events happening this fall.

  • Cincinnati's Arts: The Region Scripts a Comeback Story

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Jul 29, 2021
    With the help of the community, live arts are rebounding, with local arts organizations offering performances and exhibitions. Find out how Cincinnati is coming together to lay the groundwork for a vibrant economic recovery.

  • Truth and Reconciliation Artist Showcase Highlights Greater Cincinnati Artists

    posted by Kori Hill On Jul 29, 2021
    After months of preparation, local Black and Brown artists premiered their work at the Truth and Reconciliation Artist Showcase. Check out our recap of the Opening Weekend. Catch the Truth and Reconciliation Visual Art Exhibition at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center now through the end of October.

  • Truth and Reconciliation Artists Reveal Their Work

    posted by Alecia Kintner On May 28, 2021
    After a year marked by the pandemic and stark displays in systemic racism, ArtsWave awarded grants to projects that speak to the complexities of "truth" and "reconciliation." Learn how these projects are coming to life.

  • Seeds of Change Sown Through the Arts

    posted by Ray Gargano On May 28, 2021
    Project grants like ArtsWave's Catalyzing Impact program give arts organizations the resources they need to make new impacts take root. See what that funding has helped take root.

  • Board Program Returns This Fall to Prepare Next Generation of Cincinnati’s Arts Leaders

    posted by Mary Stagaman On May 28, 2021
    Boardway Bound has trained more than 400 individuals for board leadership. This September, a new class begins the program. See how they can help the arts.

  • ArtsWave Welcomes New VP to Focus on Community Impact

    posted by Kathy DeBrosse On May 28, 2021
    Ray Gargano recently started at ArtsWave. His contributions will advance ArtsWave's Blueprint for Collective Action. Learn about his initial observations and find out what he plans to do.

  • Cincinnati’s Outdoor Spaces Become the New Stages for the Arts

    posted by Kathy DeBrosse On May 28, 2021
    As pandemic-related restrictions lift and summer arrives, local arts organizations step toward a return to in-person performances with outdoor events. Find out what the arts are planning.

  • The Region Lights Up in Red

    posted by Lisa Wolter On Feb 19, 2021
    More than 50 businesses and arts organizations throughout the region lit up in "ArtsWave Red" to help kick off the Campaign. See how it all went down and how you can help spread the word.

  • What's Next for Cincy Arts

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Feb 19, 2021
    As the ArtsWave Campaign kicks off, we're beginning to see signs of a return to the stage for Greater Cincinnati's arts organizations.

  • Brandon Hawkins Mural

    Projects Aim to Move the Region Forward through the Arts

    posted by Kate Kennedy On Feb 19, 2021
    ArtsWave awarded $271,638 in grants to local Black and Brown artists on the theme of truth and reconciliation.

  • Relief Efforts for Local Artists

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Jan 12, 2021
    2020 may be behind us, but the challenges for artists remain. ArtsWave announces two more rounds of relief grants for individual artists, expanding efforts to 15 counties locally.

  • Taking the Vitals of Greater Cincinnati’s Theaters

    posted by Kathy DeBrosse On Jan 12, 2021
    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented disruption. Theaters have been hit particularly hard. With a business model more reliant on audiences, learn they’ve had to creatively adapt to survive.

  • 2020 Sachs Fund Prize Honors Patty Beggs and Carl Solway for Their Achievements

    posted by Kate Kennedy On Jan 12, 2021
    The Sachs Fund Prize honors individuals who have made a major impact on our region through the arts. Our 2020 honorees are legends within their own industries and Cincinnatians have benefited from their efforts.

  • Cincinnati’s Women Leaders in the Arts Discuss Ways to Make Waves

    posted by Amanda McDonald On Jan 12, 2021
    Panelists at the annual ArtsWave Women's Leadership Roundtable Symposium, showed how women make waves in their communities and spheres of influence through the arts.