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.

As part of the FY 2018 approval, $9.7 million in Sustaining Impact Grants, designed to underwrite operating expenses, will be distributed to 37 arts organizations approved for year two of a three-year grant cycle. These organizations were evaluated relative to the progress made on ArtsWave’s Blueprint for Collective Action, a 10-year strategic plan to create a more vibrant economy and connected community through the arts sector. More than 50 volunteer panelists representing business, civic and community groups participated in this year’s grants review process.

ArtsWave Sustaining Impact Grants (Year 2 Renewal of FY17 Grants) are as follows:
(Regional organizations with budgets over $1M)

  • ArtWorks, $175,500
  • The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, $221,000
  • Cincinnati Art Museum, $1,488,000
  • Cincinnati Ballet Company, $851,900
  • Cincinnati May Festival, $270,500
  • Cincinnati Opera Association, $860,200
  • Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, $1,125,000
  • Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, $151,400
  • Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, $2,800,000
  • Contemporary Arts Center, $376,600
  • Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, $142,900
  • Taft Museum of Art, $297,600

(Regional budgets under $1M)

  • Cincinnati Boychoir, $33,100
  • Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, $35,600
  • Cincinnati Children’s Choir, $47,100
  • concert:nova, $8,700
  • Elementz, $33,200
  • Know Theatre of Cincinnati, $56,500
  • Linton Chamber Music, $12,600
  • MamLuft@Co. Dance, $8,300
  • Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, $12,400
  • Melodic Connections, $29,200
  • MUSE-Cincinnati Women’s Choir, $8,400
  • My Nose Turns Red Theatre Company, $9,100
  • Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park, $36,900
  • Visionaries & Voices, $39,000
  • Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati, $19,60

(Community-based organizations)

  • Behringer-Crawford Museum, $34,900
  • Bi-Okoto Cultural Institute, $25,600
  • The Carnegie, $78,000
  • Cincinnati Landmark Productions, $106,100
  • Clifton Cultural Arts Center, $39,700
  • Fitton Center for Creative Arts, $98,800
  • Kennedy Heights Arts Center, $31,600
  • Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, $47,400
  • Oxford Community Arts Center, $23,700
  • The Wyoming Fine Arts Center, $33,20

Over a half million ($550,000) of the $9.7 million approved will fund 2018 grant initiatives, including Young Professionals (YP) grants, support for neighborhood arts and festivals and Catalyzing Impact grants. During the Board meeting, five YP grant recipients for FY 2018 were also approved. 

ArtsWave Young Professionals Programs Grantees FY 201

  • Behringer-Crawford Museum, $17,000
  • Cincinnati Museum Center, $12,500
  • Cincinnati Opera, $12,500
  • Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, $13,000
  • Melodic Connections, $10,00

ArtsWave Catalyzing Impact Program Grantees: FY 2017

  • Art on the Streets, $3,000
  • Artsy Fartsy, $5,625
  • Cincy Stories, $11,250
  • City Silence, $4,500
  • DAAP-Blue Ash, $2,500
  • Film Cincinnati, $11,250
  • Global Music & Wellness, $10,000
  • Greater Cincinnati Chinese Music Society, $2,175
  • Heroes Rise, $2,500
  • i.imagine, Inc., $11,250
  • Jazz Alive, $2,250
  • Lynx Project, $3,000
  • Middletown Lyric Theatre, $7,500
  • Moon Bull Studio, $12,000
  • NrityArpana School of Performing Arts, $12,000
  • POPP=D Art, $2,600
  • School House Symphony, $2,508
  • SOS Art, $5,250
  • Urban Appalachian Community Coalition, $5,000
  • WordPlay Cincy, $15,000
  • Young Professionals Choral Collective, $5,000

The remaining monies from the $9.7 million approval (approximately $220,000) will be used for special arts initiatives related to education, health, and multicultural programming.

Recipients of the final round of FY 2017 Catalyzing Impact Grants, one-time awards made to organizations to maximize the breadth of arts and cultural heritage programming offered locally, were approved during the same meeting. Grants were made possible by the 2017 Community Campaign, which ended April 27 with $12.5 million in donations given by almost 40,000 Cincinnatians and 400 companies.

ArtsWave President and CEO Alecia Kintner praised the outcome of both the Community Campaign and subsequent Board meeting. She indicates, “With the contributions of thousands of Cincinnatians and key business supporters, we can quickly but thoughtfully make a sizeable investment back into the community – to those arts organizations that make our region an amazing place for all of us to live and work. I thank Campaign Chair Tim Elsbrock of Fifth Third Bank, our generous community and our volunteer leaders for their support and commitment.”

 

 

Alex ReillyCULTURE