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  • 18 Catalyzing Impact grants awarded to expand the number of summer arts experiences

    posted by On May 17, 2017
    ArtsWave has awarded 18 new Catalyzing Impact grants, investing $122,300 in support of a variety of arts projects and programs throughout the Greater Cincinnati region happening this summer and early fall.

  • BOARDway Bound, competitive professional development program, returns fall 2017

    posted by On May 17, 2017
    After a year’s hiatus, BOARDway Bound, ArtsWave’s signature professional development program, is now taking applications. The program provides all the tools necessary to become a successful board leader within the arts, while offering a built-in networking opportunity across companies.

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    Community Campaign Countdown

    posted by On Apr 19, 2017
    Our Community Campaign is in the homestretch - 8 days left to make a gift and make an impact on our community by supporting the arts that make Cincinnati an amazing place to live, work and play.

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    ArtsWave collaboratively tackles arts sector challenges through technological solutions

    posted by On Apr 07, 2017
    ArtsWave Tidal: Arts x Tech is back for its second year with added resources to make this year’s event better than ever.

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    ArtsWave sets $12,600,000 goal for 2017 Community Campaign

    posted by On Feb 10, 2017
    Recognizing the power of the arts to connect communities and drive a thriving economy, 2017 ArtsWave Community Campaign Chair Tim Elsbrock announced today a goal to raise $12,600,000 between now and April 27.

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    Impact in Action: ArtsWave Awards First Neighborhood Arts & Festivals Grants

    posted by Alison Taylor On Jan 25, 2017

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    Enjoy the Arts joins ArtsWave to inspire new generation of arts enthusiasts

    posted by ArtsWave Staff On Dec 02, 2016
    Enjoy the Arts will be joining ArtsWave as it continues to build a new audience of arts lovers. ArtsWave is the region’s local arts agency, supporting more than 100 arts and community organizations. They share Enjoy the Arts’ mission of introducing the region’s arts scene to a new generation of advocates and enthusiasts through their ArtsPass and CincYPerks programs. Together, Enjoy the Arts and ArtsPass can have an even greater impact.

  • 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.

  • 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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    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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    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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    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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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Two Wild Card entries join CincySings

    posted by Hillary Copsey On Apr 01, 2016
    The votes were so close – and the singing so good! – two teams will make into CincySings as Wild Card entries.

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    Eight teams make the cut for CincySings on April 13

    posted by Hillary Copsey On Mar 22, 2016
    CincySings returns April 13, and tickets are on sale now for the corporate choral competition.

  • CincyArtsandSTEM connects parents, educators with arts & STEM resources

    posted by Hillary Copsey On Mar 21, 2016
    ArtsWave, the region’s leading local arts agency, and Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative (GCSC) have joined together to create a new community resource to fuel creativity and learning. is an online resource to help parents and teachers find arts and STEM programs, activities, summer camps, field trips and other services to augment their children’s education.

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    CincySings returns for third year, bigger than ever

    posted by Hillary Copsey On Mar 08, 2016
    ArtsWave’s signature singing competition, CincySings presented by Accenture, returns for a third year to leverage the power of the arts to deepen people’s connection to their coworkers and Greater Cincinnati.