Impact Awards 2013

ArtsWave Invests $10 Million in Greater Cincinnati Community 

Grants to Organizations Large and Small Extend the Impact of the Arts Across the Region

ArtsWave announces over $10 million in grants and initiatives to create vibrant neighborhoods and bring people together through music, dance, theater, museums and more. ArtsWave’s grantmaking committees of more than 50 community representatives allocated the majority of funds – more than $9.5 million - for impact grants to thirty-four local arts organizations ranging from $14,000 to nearly $3 million. In addition, ArtsWave will invest more than $400,000 in more than 60 smaller project grants and strategic local partnerships. Restricted gifts of $206,000 to the annual community campaign will support special initiatives in arts innovation, arts and health, arts education, and the region. Grantmaking committees approved one-year impact grants for nineteen organizations, including two new impact grantees in Butler County: Oxford Community Arts Center and Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park. The fifteen largest organizations awarded two-year impact grants in 2012 also received a pro-rata increase for the second year of their awards in 2013.


See a complete list of the 2013 major grants below.


Organization Impact Grant
ArtWorks $76,000
Behringer-Crawford Museum $23,000
Bi-Okoto Cultural Institute $16,000
The Carnegie  $40,000
The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati $141,000
Cincinnati Art Museum $1,617,000
Cincinnati Ballet $808,000
Cincinnati Boychoir $16,000
Cincinnati Black Theatre Company $14,000
Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra $20,800
Cincinnati Children's Choir $20,000
Cincinnati Landmark Productions $30,000
Cincinnati May Festival $333,000
Cincinnati Opera Association $960,000
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park $1,187,000
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company $71,000
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra $2,981,000
Clifton Cultural Arts Center $23,000
Contemporary Arts Center $419,000
Elementz $21,000
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati $96,000
Fitton Center for Creative Arts $66,000
Kennedy Heights Arts Center $26,200
Kentucky Symphony Orchestra $51,000
Know Theatre of Cincinnati $29,000
Linton Inc. $23,000
Madcap Productions Puppet Theatre $40,500
Manifest Creative Research Gallery & Drawing Center $15,000
Oxford Community Arts Center $16,000
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park $16,000
Taft Museum of Art $313,000
Visionaries and Voices $20,000
VAE: Cincinnati's Vocal Arts Ensemble $15,000
Wyoming Fine Arts Center $16,000
Project Grants $400,000

Download a PDF of Impact Grant Awards.

See a list and map of all the great arts organizations supported by ArtsWave.