Community Invests $9.8 Million in the Region’s Arts Groups
June 24, 2011 — People all across our community will learn today how their support of the arts combines to make a significant investment in the creative things happening all over our region. ArtsWave announced that community volunteers approved distributing $9.8 million to support the music, dance, museums, theatre, festivals, and more that make our neighborhoods great. This investment is possible thanks to the support of thousands of people who contributed to the annual community campaign for the arts.
Grants support over 100 organizations of all sizes from large organizations like the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Cincinnati Ballet, to mid-size nonprofits like Madcap Puppet Theatre and the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, to regional and emerging groups like the Kennedy Heights Arts Center and Visionaries and Voices.
In 2011, community volunteers made major grants to seventeen organizations totaling $9,397,691. Additionally, over $365,000 has been set aside for smaller grants to be made to other groups. The next grant application process for smaller groups begins in July. Below see a complete list of the 2011 major grants.
|Carnegie Visual & Performing Arts Center||$23,010|
|The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati||$79,303|
|Cincinnati Art Museum||$1,768,892|
|Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra||$28,640|
|Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park||$1,175,724|
|Cincinnati Shakespeare Company||$39,592|
|Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra||$2,957,990|
|Contemporary Arts Center||$474,455|
|Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati||$90,272|
|Fitton Center for Creative Arts||$52,999|
|Kentucky Symphony Orchestra||$50,330|
|MadCap Productions Puppet Theatre||$48,594|
|Community Grants Program||$365,210|
“By supporting a wide variety of arts groups, we engage more people throughout the region both as artists and audience members,” says Mary McCullough-Hudson, ArtsWave President & CEO. “The more people involved, the greater the benefits to the whole community.” View a list of the organizations that received funding in the last year here.
Community residents and our neighborhoods benefit in many ways from the arts. Theatres, museums, festivals, and arts centers create vital neighborhoods and energized communities where people want to live, work, play, and stay. Music, storytelling, and dancing bring people together—connecting with each other, sharing ideas, and understanding each other in new ways.