ArtsWave Accepting Applications for Catalyzing Impact Grants Program

With the help of tens of thousands of donors, supports the work of more than one hundred arts organizations making an impact in the greater Cincinnati/northern Kentucky metro region.

To advance this mission, the Cincinnati-based arts funding organization is accepting applications for the fall cycle of its Catalyzing Impact Grant Program, which aims to encourage arts and cultural heritage projects that support the goals of the organization's Blueprint for Collective Action. Through the program, grants of up to $10,000 (or 50 percent of total project expenses) will be awarded for new or existing projects that demonstrate impact in a new or expanded geography (e.g., neighborhood, municipality, or county); serve a new or expanded audience (e.g., age or culturally specific); or deepen impact within an existing project (e.g., expanded themes, content, or time frame).

The program requires a one-to-one match by the applicant. Up to 25 percent of matching funds may come from in-kind contributions.

To be eligible, applicants must have a 501(c)(3) tax status or be nonprofit in nature and be based in the Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana area (Brown, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren counties in Ohio; Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, and Pendleton counties in Kentucky; and Dearborn, Ohio, and Union counties in Indiana). A project is defined as a specific, connected set of activities with a beginning and an end and explicit goals and objectives. Projects with multiple components and/or event dates must show that there is a cohesive theme that ties the project together.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the ArtsWave website.  

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Deadline: September 15, 2018