Cincinnati Ballet announces record expansion for their Academy’s Summer Intensive

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.

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ArtsWave approves $10.4 million from its Community Campaign to impact the region in 2018

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.

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Ballet hosts “Choreographing Confidence” presented by Always

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.

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The Cannes Film Festival

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. 

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Flying Pig mural design by ArtWorks revealed

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.” 

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Vote for your favorite Flying Pig themed mural by ArtWorks

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?

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