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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
Anonymous, Jan Borcherding and Chris Heck, Tim Cagle and Rick Kammerer, Jon Calderas, Ford T. Clark, Jason Cohen, Jennifer and Vito Damiano, Steven L. Franks, Beth Freemal and Kenneth Moore, L. Timothy Giglio, Michelle Hall, Doug Ignatius and Bruce Preston, Ms. Susan M. Ingmire, Chrissy Marx, Kathy Nardiello, Josh Neumeyer, Kara Sanders and Heather Young, Jay Shatz, John Webb

*current 12/9/2020

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, a portion of that increase will support Pride programming events.

2019-2020 recipients Basketshop Gallery, Campbell County Public Library, Cincinnati Men’s Chorus, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Contemporary Arts Center, Know Theatre of Cincinnati, Revolution Dance Theatre, and True Theatre
 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, Co-Chair
Jennifer Damiano
Steven Franks
Michelle Hall
Joe Hornbaker
Alek Lucke
Chrissy Marx
Kathy Nardiello, Co-Chair
Thomas Pizer
Bruce Preston
Kara Sanders
Jordan Young
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.

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