At ArtsWave, we believe that the arts contribute significantly to the quality of life in our community.
In 2008, we released the Arts Ripple Effect, a research report that revealed key shared beliefs about the impact of the arts in our community. In 2010, we committed to an expanded mission and new grant-making policy that aligned with these shared beliefs. In 2011, we began working with Greater Cincinnati’s arts organizations and local and national resources to gather data that demonstrated the impact of the arts. Portrait 2012: Arts Engagement in Greater Cincinnati is the first fruits of these new efforts in arts research, commissioned in partnership with Agenda 360, the region’s strategic plan.