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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 Queen City. 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.

Click here to make your gift to ArtsWave today, and remember to check the YP box!

YP Events

If you want to spread the message about ArtsWave YP by getting co-workers or friends together for a post-work or weekend outing, look no further!  Check out the options below. 

ArtsWave YP Events
ArtsWave puts on events throughout our campaign season for existing and potential YP donors. Stay tuned for our 2023 campaign events, but in the meantime read about and see some photos from past events below!

Cincy Shakes: Behind the Curtain
ArtsWave YP took a behind-the-scenes look at one of Cincinnati’s most innovative theatres! Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, an ArtsWave YP grant recipient, hosted ArtsWave Young Professionals for an exclusive experience. Attendees got to participate in an interactive Q&A talk with Cincy Shakes staff and actors about what goes into putting on a show, went on a unique backstage tour of the facility, and more! See photos from the event here.

ArtsWave YP Streetcar Pub Crawl

ArtsWave YP launched the region's first streetcar-based pub crawl back in May! Using the ArtsWave branded streetcars as transport, we made our way to bars throughout downtown and OTR and enjoyed local performers along the way, including Revolution Dance, CSO, Pones, and Preston Bell Charles III. The event was such a success that we plan to bring it back for 2023!  See photos here.

ArtsWave YP Grant Recipient Events
There were multiple events and other opportunities to engage among last season's YP grant recipients. Check them out below and click the links for more info!

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 will occur on the night of the Final Dress Rehearsal of each Mainstage Show. After the show, participants will get the chance to chat with members of the CSC Artistic Team!

Community Happens Here: Animations & Cocktails
An interactive evening learning the art of animation and cocktail creation! Each session includes a short animated film, a discussion, learning an animation technique related to the film, and learning how to mix a fabulous cocktail that is themed to the movie!

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.

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati: Show Up!
With Show Up! Young Professionals in the community can gather, read and discuss theatrical works whose topics align with the theatre's mission of producing socially conscious work and uplifting voices that should be heard. The goal is to provide a welcoming yet safe group to discuss themes and issues found in art and society.

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.

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

Katherine Anderson, Merrill Private Wealth Management, ArtsWave YP Board Co-Chair
Pramila Kamath, Kroger, ArtsWave YP Board Co-Chair
Samantha Godskind, Procter & Gamble, ArtsWave YP Grant Panel Chair

Tucker Callis, Fifth Third Bank
Emma McAvoy, Joseph Beth Booksellers
Ian McManis, Barnes Dennig
Amber Ostaszewski, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Trevor Phillips, FC Cincinnati
Ritu Singh, Dinsmore
Erica Yang, 84.51°

Connect with us!

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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 e-newsletter and checking out the Young Professionals section of the ArtsWave Guide.

For more information about ArtsWave Young Professionals, e-mail