Cincinnati Ballet’s Otto M. Budig Academy has reported extensive growth in their Summer Intensive program. The nationally-recognized program kicked off June 12 at full capacity, having sold out within a month of opening registration. The program provides intensive training through immersive curriculum through July 21 for ballet students ages 12-21. This year’s Summer Intensive has been extended to include six weeks and an added fourth level to the program, resulting in enrollment of 64 additional students – a 56% increase in attendance over last year.
Last week, ArtsWave’s Board of Directors approved $10.4 million in grant expenditures from its recent 2017 Community Campaign, slated to support more than 100 arts organizations throughout the Greater Cincinnati region in its Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. In addition, 21 grant recipients were approved to receive over $135,000 in Catalyzing Impact Grants from FY 2017 funding, closing out the last of three rounds of grantmaking.
This week, ArtWorks, the award-winning non-profit organization that trains and employs summer apprentices to produce public art, announced its 15 new art projects, many of them new murals, that will be installed throughout the city in 2017.
Cincinnati Ballet presents Choreographing Confidence, a dance and leadership workshop, through the generous support of Always, June 17 at 1 pm at the Over-the-Rhine studios located at 1555 Central Parkway. More than 100 young women ages 10-17 will spend the afternoon learning, interacting with mentors, and engaging in activities with a focus on developing confidence and promoting self-esteem through dance.
This year, the Cannes Film Festival marked its 70th anniversary from May 17-28 in the coastal town that sits in the South of France, known as the Cote d’Azur between Nice and St. Tropez.
More than 14,000 votes were cast by the community in choosing the Flying Pig mural design which ArtWorks will create as part of their upcoming summer program. The selected artist is local graphic designer, Sara Cormier, and her winning design “Dream Big & Fly High.”
ArtWorks hosted their Fifth Annual Breakfast presented by Truepoint Wealth Counsel last Tuesday at the Duke Energy Convention Center that featured an inspiring hour of storytelling which attracted nearly 1,000 members of the arts, non-profit, and business community to learn about the transformative impact ArtWorks has throughout the Cincinnati region.
ArtWorks and Flying Pig Marathon are teaming up to honor the Marathon's 20th anniversary, which will be in 2018. This summer, ArtWorks youth Apprentices (ages 14-21) will paint a large-scale celebratory mural on the Hyatt Regency Hotel at 5th and Elm Streets. 20 local artists are competing for design rights. Which will make it to the finish line?
In a surprise outcome, two teams’ ideas so impressed judges that two grand prizes were awarded during the second annual ArtsWave Tidal: Arts x Tech. The startup-style weekend brought together strategists, developers, marketers, designers and more to apply technology solutions to arts sector challenges.
Datwon Thomas, the Editor in Chief at Vibe Magazine, will be in Cincinnati on Friday to kick off the TIDAL: Arts x Tech, an initiative of ArtsWave created by board member and local tech booster Chris Ostoich.