Foundation / Corporation
10/08/21 5:00 PM EST
Grants of up to $15,000 to Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana nonprofit organizations in eligible counties for arts-related activities that attract and engage young residents. New applicants must contact staff prior to applying. The grant program is intended to provide seed funding to support the development of new programming, as well as short-term operating support for existing programming with a demonstrated impact. Requests will be accepted from nonprofits providing arts or cultural heritage programs for the general public. Eligible applicants must 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.
The attraction and retention of young professionals to the region is a top priority for Greater Cincinnati. Maintaining a workforce that is diverse in age is vital to a thriving, growing community. Business and civic leaders, including the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, are focused on finding ways to build awareness among young professionals about Cincinnati and to engage more deeply current residents.
ArtsWave's research on arts engagement in the community revealed the power of the arts to attract, engage, and retain residents. ArtsWave's intent is thus to create and fund more arts activities and programs that target young professionals and help them to become more deeply rooted in Greater Cincinnati.
To be eligible for the FY2022 YP Grant Program, the proposed programming should:
ArtsWave's Blueprint for Collective Action in the Arts outlines five objectives for arts organizations looking to create that greater vibrancy and connection: Building the region's ability to attract employees and businesses through distinctive arts offerings; deepening the roots of residents through arts engagement; bridging cultural divides through diverse and inclusive programming; enlivening neighborhoods with art; and fueling creativity and learning in all kids. All applicant organizations are asked to demonstrate how their work aligns to one or more of these five strategic areas. (See the Blueprint in Supporting Documents below.)
GrantWatch ID#: 179434
Grant awards will be given up to $15,000.
The proposed programming must take place between September 1, 2021-July 15, 2022 and not be completed by grant award notification.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For more information and to apply online: https://artswave.submittable.com/submit
For questions, and to schedule an introductory phone call, please contact Lori Burkhardt, Grant Programs Coordinator, at Lori.Burkhardt@artwswave.org.
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USA: Indiana: Dearborn, Ohio, and Union Counties; Kentucky: Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, and Pendleton Counties ; Ohio: Brown, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren Counties
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