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Interested in applying for funding from ArtsWave?

ArtsWave offers several types of funding for arts and community organizations in our region: Project Grants and Impact Grants.

Project Grants
 support special, one-time events that complement or expand upon the regular cultural programming of the applying organization. These one-year grants do not exceed $10,000.

Impact Grants are available to provide support to arts organizations in our region whose work aligns with ArtsWave’s community impact agenda. In 2014, these grants ranged from $12,000 to more than $1 million and may be one-year or two-year commitments. ArtsWave is not accepting applicants for Impact Grants at this time.

ArtsWave also offers Interest-free Loans up to $10,000 to small and mid-sized arts organizations for demonstrated short-term cash flow needs. Loans must be repaid within 12 months. ArtsWave offers loans year-round on an as-needed basis. For more information, please see our Working Capital Loan Fund Guidelines or download the Working Capital Loan Fund Application.โ€‹

To determine whether your organization is eligible to apply for funding from ArtsWave, please see this chart.

First time applicants must contact ArtsWave to schedule a brief interview at least two weeks prior to the grant submission deadline. Please call Heather Hallenberg at ArtsWave at 513.871.2787 or e-mail her at heather.hallenberg@theartswave.org

Upcoming Deadlines

We will update any grant application deadlines here, please check often!

Need to report on your grant from ArtsWave?

Please see below for upcoming reporting deadlines and links to forms.

Project Grant

Reporting Requirements

Final report due within 30 days of project completion

Impact Grant 1A: Two-Year Commitment

Reporting Requirements

Monthly Reports Due:
      September 15, 2014
      October 15, 2014
      November 15, 2014
      December 15, 2014
      January 15, 2015
      February 15, 2015
      March 15, 2015
      April 15, 2015
      May 15, 2015
      June 15, 2015
      July 15, 2015
      August 15, 2015

Interim Report:
      Due April 1, 2015
      OCDP for most recently competed year end due
      Audit for most recently completed fiscal year due

Impact Grant 1B: Two-Year Commitment

Reporting Requirements

Quarterly Reports Due:
     September 15, 2014
     December 15, 2014
     March 15, 2014
     June 15, 2014

Interim Report:
      Due April 1, 2015
      OCDP for most recently competed year end due
      Audit for most recently completed fiscal year due

Impact Grant 2: One-Year Commitment

Reporting Requirements

Biannual Reports Due:
     September 15, 2014
     March 15, 2014