What's New At ArtsWave
About Our Changes
A thriving arts sector of music, dance, theatre, festivals, and so on is an essential element of a healthy and vibrant Cincinnati, both economically and socially. In hundreds of conversations with people in the area, they told us that they particularly appreciate two benefits of the arts: First, the arts make neighborhoods exciting and vital - they create places where people like to visit, live, and work. The arts also connect people within and across neighborhoods, as they come together to share experiences. For these reasons, ArtsWave is committed to supporting the large and small organizations across the area that create a lively arts environment and the benefits that go with it.
ArtsWave will build on 83 years of success by continuing to support the anchor arts organizations that play a critical role in the region, while also broadening the scope of organizations we support, with the goal of building a community in which even more people benefit from and participate in our arts and culture. In addition, we are expanding our goals and the way we define success. We believe it is just as important to have people participate in the arts as it is to fund the arts. ArtsWave will work to ensure people across the region have opportunities to engage with the arts and each other, both to reconnect with organizations they already know and to try new art forms they may not.
To us, the name ArtsWave conveys several key ideas: motion and vitality, the "ripple effects" of benefits that the arts bring to the whole community, and the idea of a movement in which everyone can participate. We hope you will continue to be part of this movement as we all work to make the community even stronger and more exciting!