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ArtsWave Young Professionals connects donors between 21 and 40 years of age. Our members are committed to creating an engaged YP community and making a positive impact in the region. To identify as an ArtsWave Young Professional, simply check the YP box when you make your pledge.

ArtsWave Young Professional Giving Levels

$75: Invitation to ArtsWave YP Events
Opt in as a Young Professional when making your pledge by checking the YP box. Receive all of our general donor benefits as well as invitations to ArtsWave YP's event series! Additionally, opting in as an ArtsWave YP ensures that a portion of your gift will help to support YP-centric arts programming in the region.

$500: YP Leader
In addition to all benefits at the $75, $150 and $250 levels, YP Leaders receive invitations to select ArtsWave Leadership events and recognition in our community report.

Make your gift to ArtsWave today, and remember to check the YP box!


ArtsWave YP Events

ArtsWave puts on events throughout our campaign season for existing and potential YP donors. Take a look at what's coming up!

Art After Dark Takeover at Cincinnati Art Museum, February 23
LGBTQ+ folks and allies: join ArtsWave Pride, ArtsWave Young Professionals, and the Cincinnati Art Museum for an evening of celebration, inclusion, and gloriously queer takes on art! Enjoy music by DJ Queen Celine, cash bars, food for purchase from Lil’s Kitchen and the Terrace Café, queer staff takes on museum highlights, and opportunities to exercise your “gaydar” on the CAM collection. See the link for more details!

Save the Date: Music Through the Decades, May 30
A one-of-a-kind experience with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, stay tuned for more info!

Save the Date: NKY Arts Crawl, August 10
Originally the ArtsWave YP Streetcar Pub Crawl, this year we're bringing the fun to Covington!

ArtsWave Grant Recipient Events 

Our ArtsWave YP grant recipient arts organizations put on great events of their own. See below for descriptions and go check one out!

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company: YP Preview Nights
The Cincy Shakes YP Preview Night provides area young professionals with a mid-week outing and a chance to relax and enjoy art — a necessary moment of self-care in today's hustle culture. YP Preview Night occurs on the night of the final dress rehearsal of each Mainstage show. After the show, participants get the chance to chat with members of the CSC Artistic Team!

Contemporary Arts Center: Co-LAB
The CAC presents Co-LAB, an experiment in what is possible. This program is designed to collaborate with the public, create change, alter perspectives, and think creatively. Whether it’s a round table discussion, short film screening, deep dive into self-care, or walk in the community, the CAC is excited to co-curate a unique experience. 

YP Grant Program

In 2016 we created a Young Professional Grant Program, an initiative from our YP Committee, funded by a portion of the contributions made by YPs to the ArtsWave Community Campaign. This specialized grant is awarded to arts organizations who create programming specifically geared towards young professionals.

2022-2023 recipients: American Legacy Theatre, Action Tank, Bi-Okoto Drum & Dance Theatre, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Ensemble Theatre, Sweet Sistah Splash, Young Professionals Choral Collective. Click here for details.

2021-2022 recipients: Cincinnati Music & Wellness Coalition, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Community Happens Here, Contemporary Arts Center, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, ish Festival and Revolution Dance Theatre.

2020-2021 recipients: Action Tank, Cincinnati Memorial Hall Society, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Contemporary Arts Center, ish Festival, Revolution Dance Theatre and Young Professionals Choral Collective.

2019-2020 recipients: Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Contemporary Arts Center, Over-the-Rhine Museum, Taft Museum of Art and Young Professionals Choral Collective.

2018-2019 recipients: Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Taft Museum of Art and Young Professionals Choral Collective.

2017-2018 recipients: Behringer-Crawford Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and Melodic Connections.

2016-2017 recipients: Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and concert:nova.

Young Professionals Committee

The ArtsWave Young Professionals Committee works to raise money for the ArtsWave Community Campaign and connects young professionals to the arts through engaging arts experiences.

Pramila Kamath, Kroger, ArtsWave YP Board Co-Chair
Samantha Godskind,
 Procter & Gamble, ArtsWave YP Board Co-Chair
Trevor Phillips, FC Cincinnati, ArtsWave YP Grant Panel Chair

Jamie Henn, Barnes Dennig
Andrew Hof, EY
Katherine Long, Fifth Third Bank
Emma McAvoy,
UC Foundation
Amber Ostaszewski, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Ritu Singh, Dinsmore
Erica Yang, 84.51°

Connect with us!

Find ArtsWave on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok. Join the conversation with #ArtsWaveYP.

ArtsWave YPs connect through a variety of ArtsWave-hosted events throughout the year. Discover upcoming fun ways to meet others and find your new favorite thing to do by signing up to receive our monthly newsletter and checking out the Young Professionals section of ArtsWave Guide.

For more information about ArtsWave Young Professionals, contact