Skip To The Main Content
  • blueprint banner

    CEO Reflections: Season of giving reflected in new Catalyzing Impact grants

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Dec 07, 2016
    Over $100,000 in new Catalyzing Impact grants were awarded to 17 local organizations, recommended by community volunteers who reviewed 35 applications. All the projects are worthy and exciting, but a few especially captured my attention for their sensitive responses to ArtsWave’s goals outlined in our Blueprint for Collective Action for the Arts Sector.

  • arts-pass-logo

    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.

  • Ripple Arts Donors

    CEO Reflections: Grateful for Cincinnati arts supporters

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Nov 23, 2016
    At this time of giving thanks, we are grateful for each and every one of the tens of thousands of people who value and support the arts in our community. You make an impact on the arts, and a new Arts Vibrancy study from SMU shows just how much an impact the arts have made in Cincinnati.

  • Salsa on the Square

    CEO Reflections: Arts can help unite us

    posted by Alecia Kintner On Nov 09, 2016
    Whether you feel like you’ve won or lost something today, there is an invitation in front of each one of us: to keep doing the work of building a more vibrant economy and connected community for all. At ArtsWave, we pledge to keep doing that with, and through, the arts.

  • Creative placemaking: using art, design and community to enliven neighborhoods

    posted by Staff On Nov 09, 2016
    For more than three months, community organizations, artists, residents and stakeholders have been gathering at ArtsWave to go through a creative placemaking training program led by Design Impact. The groups are tackling civic issues in their communities, using existing tools and design thinking principles to look at an issue in a new way that combines art and community.

  • 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.

  • IMG_2773

    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.

  • Ballet & Beer

    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.

  • Hungerford Streetcar

    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.

  • AFTA_ArtsEdWeek_fin

    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.

  • Heather Frank and guests

    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.

  • artworks summer

    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.

  • PyramidHillPokemon2

    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!

  • Fellow Travelers Scene

    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.

  • NAACP flyer-page-001

    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.

  • bon appetit

    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!"

  • ToastToTheArts_Final2c

    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.