Neighborhood Arts and Festivals Grant Program

Grants to Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana Nonprofits
for Recurring Arts and Cultural Heritage Events

GrantWatch ID#: 175912
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation


12/02/16 7:00 PM EST

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana nonprofits in the Greater Cincinnati area to provide support for recurring arts events in local neighborhoods that are accessible to all community residents. First-time applicants must meet with program staff at least two weeks prior to the deadline. Funding is intended to increase exposure to arts and cultural heritage events.

All applications will be reviewed based on the following criteria:
- Extent to which the proposed event supports ArtsWave’s efforts to ensure that the impact of the arts is felt and celebrated throughout the entire region
- Demonstrated understanding of the neighborhood
- Strength of the proposed efforts to ensure the entire neighborhood is reflected in the attendance of the event

Up to $5,000

The event start date must be prior to December 2017.

To be eligible for the FY2017 Neighborhood Arts and Festivals Grant Program, an organization must meet all of the following criteria:
- Have a 501(c)3 tax status or be non-profit in nature
- Be based in the Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN MSA, which includes the following counties: Brown, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren Counties in Ohio; Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, and Pendleton Counties in Kentucky; and Dearborn, Ohio and Union Counties in Indiana
- Be based in the neighborhood in which the event will take place
- Have not received a Sustaining Impact, Catalyzing Impact, or Capital Grant in FY2017
- Does not currently have an active Project Grant or Capital Grant with ArtsWave

Events must be free and open to the public. While the sale of items at the event is permitted, admission or entry fees are prohibited. If donations are requested at the event, the donations must be used to cover expenses for the event.

Neighborhood Arts and Festivals Grants cannot be requested for any of the following:
- General operating support
- Fundraisers
- Re-granting
- Advancing or inhibiting a particular religious ideology
- Advocacy of specific political causes or candidates

Grant awards are up to $5,000 or 75% of the total expenses for the event.

Organizations may only submit one application per deadline. Organizations may only receive one Neighborhood Arts & Festivals Grant in a single fiscal year.

First time applicants must contact ArtsWave to schedule a brief interview at least two weeks prior to the application deadline.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply, go to

Alison Taylor

20 East Central Parkway
Suite 200
Cincinnati, OH 45202

OH: Brown, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties
KY: Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, and Pendleton counties
IN: Dearborn, Ohio and Union counties

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USA: Indiana;   Kentucky;   Ohio

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