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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.

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    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.

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    CEO Reflections: Can the arts unite us?

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Jun 15, 2016
    Art, artists, and the act of engaging in the arts can build understanding between people who are fundamentally speaking different languages. And if that is true, then the work of artists and arts organizations has never been more important, and increasing opportunities for all people to engage in the arts has never been more critical.

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    Cincinnati Reds + ArtsWave = Home Run!

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On Jun 13, 2016
    The oldest baseball team in the country – our beloved Redlegs – and the oldest united arts fund in the country – yours truly, ArtsWave – are at it again.

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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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    CEO Reflections: Do you have a life plan?

    posted by Alecia Kintner On May 25, 2016
    Last week, I had the opportunity to present two award checks to individuals in our community making a difference in the arts. Honoring the annual Sach Prize Fund winners made me stop and think about the power to make a difference. The power a Life Plan can inspire.

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    Educational Theatre Association makes dreams a reality

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On May 24, 2016
    Through a collaboration with Music Theatre International and iTheatrics of New York City, Educational Theatre Association has created JumpStart Theatre, a three-year pilot program to start and support theater programs in middle schools that have none.

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    Sachs Fund Prize awarded to James Conlon, Kathy Wilson

    posted by ArtsWave staff On May 20, 2016
    For their artistic achievements, particularly in the area of social justice, conductor James Conlon and writer Kathy Wilson have been awarded the 2015 Sachs Fund Prize.

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    P&G honored as one of best businesses partnering with arts in America

    posted by Hillary Copsey On May 17, 2016
    Procter & Gamble has earned national recognition as a BCA 10: Best Businesses Partnering with the Arts in America honoree for 2016 by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.

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    CEO Reflections: How we invest your money in CincyArts

    posted by Alecia Kintner On May 10, 2016
    Ensuring a thriving cultural mix and a diverse artistic menu is a powerful differentiator for our region. And it’s this impressive mix, supported by tens of thousands of contributors and volunteers, that will keep Cincinnati’s arts scene at the forefront of innovation for the next century and beyond. Find out how ArtsWave is making sure those things happen.

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    CincyDance! gets everyone moving in Washington Park

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On May 10, 2016
    CincyDance! returns for the third year to Washington Park at noon May 18, when Cincinnati Ballet brings more than 1,000 third-graders out for an interactive dance performance. Read more to find out how you can be a part of the fun!

  • ArtsWave Community Campaign raises record-breaking $12.45 million

    posted by Hillary Copsey On Apr 28, 2016
    ArtsWave raised $12,450,000 during the 2016 Annual Community Campaign for the arts that build Greater Cincinnati’s national reputation, deepen people’s roots in the region, enliven neighborhoods, bridge cultural divides, and fuel creativity and learning for children. An additional initiative, in partnership with the Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network, also was announced at the Community Campaign celebration.

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    Pones Inc. creates senior citizen flash mob

    posted by Leyla Shokoohe On Apr 26, 2016
    “We want people to look down and say, ‘Look at all those seniors. We’re all going to be those seniors. We will always have options and the connection with Cincinnati. There’s always something new and different going on. We don’t want to miss the opportunities to experience them.”

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    CEO Reflections: 10 insights for 10 bucks

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Apr 26, 2016
    If it’s the last week of April, it means we're wrapping up of the annual Community Campaign here at ArtsWave. We are $50,000 short of our goal of $12,450,000. So close, and yet so far! You can help us close the gap. Read more to find out how your small gift will make a big impact in Greater Cincinnati.

  • P&G Voices of Destiny wins CincySings

    posted by Hillary Copsey On Apr 14, 2016
    Making a joyful noise, the African Ancestry Leadership Network, Voices of Destiny Ensemble won CincySings 2016. Read more to find out how many teams competed and who won the Fan Favorite voting.