ArtWorks is celebrating the completion of their summer projects with public dedications taking place over the next three months. ArtWorks hired 120 Youth Apprentices and 34 teaching artists to transform the city of the course of the summer with 11 different projects.
This week, the Cincinnati Ballet announced a number of exciting developments and initiatives, which will be implemented as part of a long-term strategy for sustained growth and advancement, kicking off with the launch of the 2017-2108 Season.
Young performer auditions for Frisch’s Big Boy Presents The Nutcracker will take place throughout the day Saturday, August 19 and call back auditions Sunday, August 20 at The Cincinnati Ballet Center, located at 1555 Central Parkway. Now in its 43rd annual production, the timeless holiday tradition runs December 14 through 24 at the newly renovated and historic Music Hall.
Filming begins August 7 in Cincinnati for the action film Reprisal, starring Bruce Willis and directed by Brian A. Miller, whose work includes the movies Vice, The Prince and Officer Down.
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.”