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ArtsWave Pride is a group that welcomes and connects LGBTQIA individuals and Allies. Members will receive invitations to special arts events to celebrate and support the arts together. All are welcome!

To identify as an ArtsWave Pride member, simply check the ArtsWave Pride box when you make your pledge.

Eligibility & Benefits

All are welcome and members will receive quarterly communications.

Give $75+ and receive invitation to ArtsWave Pride events
Give $1,500 + and receive Leadership Giving benefits

Give an additional $150 beyond your ArtsWave Community Campaign donation to become an ArtsWave Pride Ambassador. Your additional gift will help fund a grantmaking pool, driven by community volunteers, to bring to life arts activities of interest to LGBTQIA+ individuals and allies. We will recognize ArtsWave Ambassadors in our marketing materials and at ArtsWave Pride events.

ArtsWave Pride Ambassadors
David Boyles & David Castillo, John Bruggen, Tim Cagle & Rick Kammerer, Ford T. Clark, Deborah Cohen, Rawnica & Shevonne Dillingham, Jennifer & Vito Damiano, Michelle Hall & Sarah Conlon, Susan M. Ingmire, Peter Laffoon & John Fowler, Fred Martens, Kathy Nardiello, Josh Neumeyer, Tony Phillips, Bruce Preston & Doug Ignatius, Dianne & J. David Rosenberg, Bret Schneider, Shawn Scott, Kent Shaw & Jeff Thomas, Morgan & Amy Smith, Michelle & Robin Sullivan, John Webb, Jack Wolking, Randy Womble

*current 5/30/19

ArtsWave Pride Grant Program

In 2018 we created a Pride Grant Program, an initiative from our Pride Committee. When you opt-in and increase support of ArtsWave, 10% of that increase will support Pride programming events.
 2018-2019 recipients: Cincinnati Film Society, Cincinnati Men's Chorus, Contemporary Arts Center, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, Vocal Arts Ensemble, and Wave Pool.

ArtsWave Pride Events Series

Thanks to PNC Bank, members who make a $75+ gift to ArtsWave receive complimentary invitations to the ArtsWave Pride event series, hosted by ArtsWave-supported organizations.

Invitations to ArtsWave Pride events and discount codes to purchase tickets will be emailed to you through Eventbrite.

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's "Fun Home" +  pre-show brunch and meet-the-artist conversation
Saturday, September 28 at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company "Pride & Prejudice" guest panel and interactive art installation
February and March 2020 at the Otto M. Budig Theatre

ArtsWave Pride Steering Committee

The ArtsWave Pride Steering Committee works to raise money for the ArtsWave Community Campaign and connects LGBTQIA individuals and Allies to the arts community through engaging arts experiences. 

ArtsWave Pride Steering Committee
Ford Clark
Jennifer Damiano
Steven Franks
Michelle Hall, Co-Chair
Joe Hornbaker
Kathy Nardiello, Co-Chair
Bruce Preston
Kara Sanders
ArtsWave Pride Co-founders

Brett Stover, Jennifer Damiano, & Kathy Nardiello

Connect with us!

Find ArtsWave on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

For more information about ArtsWave Pride, e-mail

Thank you to our ArtsWave Pride event series sponsor, PNC Bank.

PNC bank