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.
ArtsWave is proud to recognize the following grant recipients:
Cincinnati Soundbox- awarded $2,210 to support the New Concerto Project, a night of world premieres for soloists and orchestra featuring four rising female composers.
City Gospel Mission- awarded $11,250 to support the Princess Ballet Program, a free ballet program led by professional dancers for girls from low-income families.
Clermont Festival Chorale- awarded $4,900 to support "And the Poet Sings," a choral concert exploring the work of European and American poets.
Dramakinetics of Cincinnati- awarded $4,000 to support Building Character, a collaboration with Winners Walk Tall to create lesson plans that combine character education with creative dramatics as a tool to build social emotional strength in children.
Educational Theatre Association- awarded $9,175 to support The Jumpstart Theatre Research Project, an initiative to create a middle school musical theater program at Felicity Franklin Middle School in rural Clermont County.
Learning Through Art, Inc.- awarded $3,750 to support Books Alive! for Kids Training Videos, free online learning resources for teachers and parents to fuel creativity and learning through literacy and art.
Memorial Hall Operations, LLC- awarded $11,250 to support the first Family Theatrical Series, a series of six free, family-friendly programs at Memorial Hall in Over-the-Rhine.
New Edgecliff Theatre- awarded $6,000 to support a production of Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie," featuring an all African American cast.
Peaslee Neighborhood Center- awarded $8,250 to support Engaging Change, a community engagement mural project highlighting social justice work in Cincinnati.
Pones, Inc.- awarded $9,750 to support "ReNewed Colossus," a collaboration between local artists, immigrants, and refugees to create artistic representations of immigrant stories that will be featured at the 2017 Fringe Festival.
Showbiz Players, Inc.- awarded $4,500 to support the 30th and farewell season of the Showbiz Players, featuring the production of "The Civil War," a musical based on letters and speeches by President Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, soldiers, and the enslaved.
St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church- awarded $2,490 to support Jazz and Justice, a series of jazz concerts seeking to build hope and community through meaningful conversations around racial injustice.
The Mercantile Library- awarded $7,500 to support the Signature Event Series, a series of literary guest speakers on topics ranging from history to literature to modern-day urban issues presented in a fun socialization format for young professionals.
Tristate Veterans Community Alliance- awarded $6,000 to support Veteran Reflections, a series of four storytelling nights featuring veterans sharing their story with the Greater Cincinnati community.
WNKU- awarded $7,500 to support Community Stories, a weekly public radio and podcast series throughout 2017 featuring stories unique to the Cincinnati region.
To learn more about ArtsWave's Catalyzing Impact Grant Program or other funding opportunities available, visit http://www.artswave.org/apply-for-funding.