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  • 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.

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    CEO Reflections: P&G honored for supporting the arts

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Oct 13, 2016
    ArtsWave had the pleasure of attending the “BCA 10” awards ceremony in New York City last week and paying tribute to one of 2016’s honorees, Cincinnati’s own Procter & Gamble. And, share how your company shows support by taking the BCA Survey of Business Support for the Arts.

  • 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.

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    YPs love the arts

    posted by ArtsWave staff On Sep 26, 2016
    The first of the programs supported by the new ArtsWave YP Grants kicked off in September, attracting crowds of young professionals eager to engage with the arts that make Greater Cincinnati amazing.

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    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.

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    CEO Reflections: Our community is stronger #BecauseofArtsED

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Sep 15, 2016
    ArtsWave wants all kids to benefit from arts education, and we know from our research that more than 90 percent of Greater Cincinnati parents agree. Join in us in reminding decision-makers of the importance of arts education by sharing your #BecauseOfArtsEd story on Twitter or Facebook.

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    CEO Reflections: Comings and goings in the arts world

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Aug 18, 2016
    As summer turns to fall, we have some farewells to say in the arts world and a whole new season of amazing experiences to get ready for.

  • Heather Hallenberg, "the best friend small arts ever had"

    posted by Mary Stagaman On Aug 18, 2016
    For more than 20 years, Heather Hallenberg has been “the best friend small arts ever had.” Heather has consistently lead from behind to foster momentum and change.

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    ArtWorks Summer Celebration: 2016 Projects

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On Aug 17, 2016
    ArtWorks’ Summer Celebration took place on Friday, August 5 at Union Hall, celebrating the murals and projects created and in progress over 2016.

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    CEO Reflections: More technology means more arts for all

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Jul 27, 2016
    I was delighted to see Cincinnati arts organizations jump on the Pokémon GO bandwagon last week and encourage players to come inside to visit Pokéstops and collect characters. Pyramid Hill and the Cincinnati Art Museum were two enterprising cultural destinations that embraced the game. In the case of Pyramid Hill, they were rewarded with an 18 percent increase in visitors!

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    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.

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    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!"

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    Toast to the Arts all year long

    posted by Spencer Mapes On Jun 30, 2016
    Started as a wine promotion in select restaurants downtown, ArtsWave’s Toast to the Arts campaign has grown into a year-round, city-wide campaign by cocktail lounges, breweries and restaurants that invite guests to enjoy Greater Cincinnati’s finest libations while supporting the arts that make the region amazing. In July, Taste of Belgium and Fifty West Brewery each will Toast to the Arts.

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    CEO Reflections: Five can't-miss summer arts events

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Jun 29, 2016
    June is almost gone, summer is heating up, and there’s no more time to waste. Here are five arts events to do – all supported with the generosity of tens of thousands of donors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign – while the days are still long.

  • 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.

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    ArtsWave invests $10.5 million to create community through the arts

    posted by Hillary Copsey On Jun 27, 2016
    More than 40 arts organizations helping to build a more vibrant economy and connected community across Greater Cincinnati will receive operating support grants thanks to the thousands of contributors to the 2016 ArtsWave Community Campaign, chaired by Jill Meyer and Awadagin Pratt.

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    National expert shares secrets to building diverse audiences

    posted by Hillary Copsey On Jun 22, 2016
    Diverse audiences start from a culture of diversity. That was the message delivered byDonna Walker-Kuhne, a national arts marketing and community engagement expert, to 100 Greater Cincinnati arts and culture leaders who attended an ArtsWave workshop on leveraging the arts to bridge cultural divides.