With the help of tens of thousands of donors, ArtsWave supports the work of more than one hundred arts organizations making an impact in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky metro region.
As part of its mission, ArtsWave is accepting application for its Catalyzing Impact Grant Program, which encourages a breadth of programming through arts and cultural heritage projects that support the goals of the organization's Blueprint for Collective Action.
Introduced in 2015, the Blueprint aims to leverage the power of the arts to help build a vibrant economy and more connected community in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky metro region. It does this by setting out five goals for the arts sector built on the unique resources and skill the sector provides and working within the broader needs of the entire community. ArtsWave believes the arts can put Cincinnati on the map; deepen connections; bridge cultural divides; enliven neighborhoods; and fuel creativity and learning in the region.
Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to one-time or first-time arts or cultural heritage projects that support one of the goals of the Blueprint for Collective Action. The grant program requires a one-to-one match from the applicant. Up to 25 percent of matching dollars can come from in-kind contributions.
To be eligible, applicants must have 501(c)(3) tax status or be nonprofit in nature. In addition, organizations must be based in the Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN MSA, which includes 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. Organizations with missions that are not directly concerned with arts or cultural heritage are encouraged to apply for support of their arts or cultural heritage programming.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the ArtsWave website.