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ArtsWave is creating a more vibrant and connected community through the arts. How do we do this? By providing funding, workshops, and other resources to more than 100 arts and community organizations across the Greater Cincinnati region. Learn more about the ways your gift to ArtsWave creates a Ripple Effect of benefits.

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Advocating for Arts Education to Boost Achievement

POSTED BY Alecia Kintner ON 9/8/2015

In many schools across our region just like across the country, there is no choice, just a struggle to keep arts as part of the curriculum, or included in extracurricular programs. There are competing demands for funding, for time in the day, or a scarcity of other resources. And it’s abundantly clear that kids and youth in underserved or low-income communities suffer the most from program cuts, even though research shows consistently that they benefit most from arts engagement in school. Next week is National Arts Education Week, and it’s a great time to call attention to why this matters.

Arts Partners

ArtsWave supports more than 100 arts and community organizations in dozens of communities throughout Greater Cincinnati. Find the organizations that are making an impact in your neighborhood. 

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Your connection to exciting music, theater, dance, museums, restaurants, shops, and more! We make it easy to discover all the arts that make Greater Cincinnati an amazing place to live. 

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Join ArtsWave for amazing events throughout the year. Help us support the arts, have fun, and connect with friends and family.

Just Another Craft Beer Festival - Toast to the Arts

August 2, 2pm-6pm

Thirsty's Oasis in Mason, OH

Showcasing over 25+ Ohio breweries from our neighbors right over the river at Ei8htball to all the way up north with Great Lakes and everything in between such as Columbus & Dayton. Over 75 of these local crafts will be will be on draft, along with local vendors such as Hopwater, Hoist, Beer Mumbo, and more. Tickets will include samples, pig roast provided by Luigis Olde Wolrd Market & all while benefiting ArtsWave! Give back all while enjoying great beer. Eat, Shop, & Drink Local. Cheers!


Art in the Park

August 23, 2015 at 1:10pm

Great American Ball Park

ArtsWave brings music, theater, dancing, and hands-on arts activities to Great American Ball Park for pre-game family fun in the Fan Zone and other parts of the park. Sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”, dance with Cincinnati Ballet, or laugh it up at the old “Who’s On First?” routine. Ticket holders to the Art in the Park game enjoy all the extra arts experiences for free.


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ArtsWave offers several different types of grants to organizations that are creating community through the arts. Learn more about the eligibility requirements, application process, and reporting.