ArtsWave Awards Over $125,000 in Grants Throughout the Region


Through the help of tens of thousands of donations, ArtsWave, the nonprofit planner, promoter and fundraiser for Greater Cincinnati’s arts sector, has awarded $125,500 in grants to 22 organizations across the region for various projects. 

All of the approved projects were one-time Catalyzing Impact Grants that further ArtsWave’s vision to create a more vibrant and connected community, emphasizing one or more of the arts sector’s Blueprint for Collective Action goals. 

Over one-third — eight of the 22 organizations — are receiving monies for the first time from ArtsWave. 

ArtsWave President & CEO of ArtsWave Alecia Kintner noted, “Expanding the breadth of arts is important to creating an inclusive and reflective community that’s able to connect all of us. This variety jumpstarts our neighborhoods, fueling an economic boost as well.”

In total, 53 organizations applied for funding with $452,906 in total project requests. 

ArtsWave provides Catalyzing Impact Grants twice a year — one in the fall and the other in the spring.  For more information on ArtsWave's grant and other funding opportunities, visit

All of these projects are being funded through the 2018 ArtsWave Community Campaign and the support of nearly 40,000 residents, corporations and foundations.