fine arts fund
We asked artists from all over our community to send us their artwork expressing 'Sharing Art'. Now it is your turn to vote on which design you think expresses our theme the best. We will print the winning design on tote bags that we will hand out at the Friends For the Arts party, ArtAlive, on Saturday, February 20.
The ArtAlive party, which we are hosting at the Contemporary Arts Center, is part of our Sampler Weekend - a weekend when creative things will be happening all over the place -- music, dance, storytelling, theatre, painting, and much more. Find more details on Sampler Weekend here.
Click here to vote the 'Sharing Art' designs. The deadline to vote is Tuesday, January 26 - so make sure you get your vote in now!
First we moved -- and now we're changing our name.
It's true. (But we don't know our new name yet - honest!)
This is NOT our new name.
Want to talk about creating an echo chamber to strengthen the community through the arts? We've learned lots about the WAY to start the conversa tion about the benefits of the arts in our community and we're sharing those lessons in our new report.
John Fox at CityBeat reported on us this week! We just finished a first-in-the-nation communications research initiative on building more support for arts & culture and he's posted a really nice summary of our just-released report: The Arts Ripple Effect: A Research-Based Strategy to Build Shared Responsibility for the Arts.
"The Fine Arts Fund has released the results of a year-long study intended to start the process of building more collective responsibility in Greater Cincinnati for the arts. Despite the general public’s longstanding support for arts and culture in their communities, charitable giving to and public funding of the arts struggle to keep up with demand nationally and locally — and this study was undertaken to try to “change the conversation” here about the arts as a shared public good and to motivate Cincinnatians to increase support."
You can read the full article here.