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At ArtsWave, we want everyone in Greater Cincinnati to experience the positive benefits of the arts – a more vibrant regional economy and more connected communities.  In fall 2015, ArtsWave released the Blueprint for Collective Action in the Arts which outlines five community goals, a roadmap for their achievement, and a framework for ArtsWave’s community investment strategy and grant programs for the next ten years.

   
  
ArtsWave’s grant programs for FY2017 (9/1/2016-8/31/2017) are as follows:
    
            

Sustaining Impact Grant Program

The purpose of the Sustaining Impact Grant Program is to provide ongoing general operating support to arts and cultural heritage organizations whose programming supports the goals of ArtsWave’s Blueprint for Collective Action in order to ensure their ongoing capacity to drive community impact.

Applications are accepted every three years. Interested organizations are required to submit a Letter of Interest.

The next opportunity to apply for the Sustaining Impact Grant Program will be in Fall 2018. For more information, please see the current grant guidelines document below.

Catalyzing Impact Grant Program

The purpose of the Catalyzing Impact Grant Program is to encourage a breadth of programming through arts and cultural heritage projects that support the goals of ArtsWave’s Blueprint for Collective Action.

 
         Who should apply?         

        Grant Award        

       Deadline(s) to Apply      

Eligible organizations

 
Up to $15,000

   9/2/2016, 3/3/2017, 5/3/2017   

   
  

For a detailed description of the FY2017 Catalyzing Impact Grant Program and a link to the application form, please see the grant guidelines document below. 

Sparking Impact Grant Program

The purpose of the Sparking Impact Pilot Grant Program is to provide small, quick turnaround grants for impact-oriented projects proposed by individuals that support the goals of ArtsWave’s Blueprint for Collective Action.

 
         Who should apply?         

        Grant Award        

         Deadline(s) to Apply       

Eligible individuals

 
$500

Rolling

   
  
Please continue to check this page for updates regarding this grant program.
   
   

Young Professionals Grant Program

The purpose of the Young Professionals (YP) Grant Program is to provide funding to support programming that engages young professionals.

 
       Letter of Interest Due       

    Invitations to Apply Sent    

       Full Application Due       

3/15/2017 by 4:59pm

 
by 4/1/2017

5/24/2017 by 4:59pm

   
   

For a detailed description of the FY2018 Young Professionals Grant Program and a link to the LOI application form, please see the grant guidelines document below.

Capital Grant Program

The purpose of the Capital Grant Program is to provide support to arts and cultural heritage organizations for the purchase and installation of moveable equipment important to the continued operation of the organization.

  

 
         Who should apply?         

        Grant Award        

         Deadline(s) to Apply       


Eligible arts or cultural
heritage organizations 

Up to $10,000

Rolling

   
  

For a detailed description of the FY2017 Capital Grant Program and a link to the application form, please see the grant guidelines document below.

Working Capital Bridge Loan

ArtsWave offers interest-free loans for demonstrated short-term cash flow needs.

 
         Who should apply?         

        Grant Award        

         Deadline(s) to Apply       

Eligible arts or cultural
heritage organizations 

Up to $10,000

Rolling