At ArtsWave, we want everyone in Greater Cincinnati to experience the positive benefits of the arts – a more vibrant regional economy and more connected communities.  In fall 2015, ArtsWave released the Blueprint for Collective Action in the Arts which outlines five community goals, a roadmap for their achievement, and a framework for ArtsWave’s community investment strategy and grant programs for the next ten years.

All applicant organizations are asked to demonstrate how their work aligns to one or more of these five strategic areas. We strongly recommend downloading and reviewing this document to familiarize yourself with this framework before applying for ArtsWave support.

Purpose

In alignment with ArtsWave’s intention to promote and celebrate all the ways that the region is diverse, and to create inclusive arts experiences that are also exciting and innovative, the ArtsWave Pride Grant Program requests proposals for projects that may appeal to or have relevance to the broader LGBTQIA+ community.

Who May Apply

ArtsWave believes that strong arts create strong communities. To be eligible for the FY2023 ArtsWave Pride Grant Program, an organization must meet all the following requirements:

  • Have a 501(c)3 tax status or be non-profit in nature with an established fiscal agent.
  • 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, Franklin, Ohio, and Union Counties in Indiana.
  • Have a primary mission to provide programs or activities in areas directly concerned with arts or cultural heritage for the public.
  • Provide programs or activities that celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community.
  • Does not currently have an active ArtsWave Pride grant and has successfully completed all previous ArtsWave Pride grant requirements.
  • Have not received funding through another ArtsWave project grant since January 1, 2022*
  • Embody ArtsWave’s commitment to access, equity, and inclusiveness.

*Proposed projects that have been funded already through the FY2022 African American Arts, FY2022 ArtsWave Catalyzing Impact, or FY2023 Young Professional grant programs are not eligible to apply. A recipient of any of those grant programs is still eligible to apply but must propose a different project for the ArtsWave Pride grant program.

ArtsWave will not award grant support to organizations that, in their constitution, bylaws, or practices, discriminate against a person or group because of age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or religious belief. In doing so, we seek to promote respect for all people.

NOTE: Applicants new to ArtsWave must schedule an introductory phone call at least one week prior to the application deadline. Returning applicants are also encouraged to reach out with any questions they may have related to their project or application.

Please contact Lori Burkhardt at lori.burkhardt@artswave.org to schedule a time.

UPDATE: Beginning with the FY23 grant cycle, an organization may apply for funding for two (2) consecutive years and then will be required to take one (1) year off before applying for the Pride grant program again.

Eligible Requests

The ArtsWave Pride Grant Program provides funding for arts or cultural heritage projects that promote and/or celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community, advancing Cincinnati’s reputation as a welcoming and inclusive community through the arts. A project is defined as a specific activity with explicit goals and objectives. Projects with multiple components and/or event dates must show a cohesive theme that tie the entire project together.

This grant program is designed to provide both seed funding to support the development of new programming, as well as short-term operating support for existing programming with a demonstrated impact of inclusivity.

To be eligible for the FY2023 ArtsWave Pride Grant Program, the proposed programming should:

  • Be participatory and social**
  • Align with one or more goals of ArtsWave’s Blueprint for Collective Action
  • Engage and/or celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community
  • Not have received funding through another ArtsWave project grant since January 1, 2022 (see note in previous section)

Proposed programming must take place between September 1, 2022-July 15, 2023 and not be completed before grant award notification.

**While participatory and social programs have typically included in-person activities, virtual programs are also eligible for funding. We encourage organizations with proposed virtual or digital programs to apply.

Grant Amounts

The dollar amount allocated for this round of ArtsWave Pride Grants will be determined upon completion of ArtsWave’s FY22 Community Campaign.

There are two funding categories based on the grant amount for which you are requesting:

Category A: You may request a grant amount between $1,000-$10,000

Category B: You may request a grant amount between $10,001-$25,000

Up to 10% of the grant request can be allocated to general administration and overhead.

Application Instructions

All application materials must be submitted via Submittable, ArtsWave’s online grantmaking system. We strongly recommend that you begin your online application well before the due date to familiarize yourself with the online grantmaking system and to address any technical concerns. While completing your application, remember these tips:

  • Be brief, clear and direct, focusing on what is most important.
  • Review panelists may have little or no prior knowledge of your organization. Create a stronger application by:

           * not assuming reviewers have extensive knowledge of all artistic disciplines;

           * explaining acronyms; and

           * explaining the characteristics of your community or audience as needed.

  • We recommend that you prepare your responses offline in a word processing program and then copy and paste them into the appropriate sections of the online application.
  • Limit the use of bullets and other formatting in text fields.
  • Add Impact@ArtsWave.org to your safe senders list to ensure that you receive all communications from the online grantmaking system.
  • Use one of the following compatible browsers: Chrome® v.22+, Firefox® version v.27+, Internet Explorer® v.8-10 (if enabled), Internet Explorer v.11, Safari® v.7+, or Edge®.

All application materials must be submitted through the online grantmaking system by 5:00 pm EST on October 7, 2022. Late applications will not be accepted.

Determination of Grant Amount

Applications will be reviewed by a panel consisting of community volunteers and awarded by the ArtsWave Board of Directors using the following criteria:

  • Programming is participatory and social.
  • Programming is in alignment with the selected goal(s) in the Blueprint for Collective Action.
  • Programming promotes and/or celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQIA+ community within our region.
  • Programming engages members of the LGBTQIA+ community in the development, implementation, and marketing of this program.
  • Programming can be achieved in the proposed timeline.
  • The project budget is reasonable and sufficient to execute the project.

Requests may be funded in full or in part. If a request is partially funded, it will be funded at no less than 50% of the requested amount.

Grant Requirements

Upon notification of award, grant recipients must submit a grant acceptance form and attend a grant marketing review webinar, date and time to be determined. If the recommended award is less than the project request, ArtsWave may ask you to complete an updated budget form as a part of the acceptance materials. A single grant payment will be issued once the grant acceptance form has been received.

Final Reports will be assigned once award distribution is made to provide immediate access for the grantee and to streamline internal administrative processes. All final reports are due upon completion of the project, but no later than August 31, 2023. All requirements must be submitted through Submittable. Applicants will be ineligible to apply for funding if a previous final report for any grant program is outstanding.

Any organization receiving ArtsWave funding must fulfill all grant requirements outlined in the grantee handbook for the duration of the grant period and accurately represent its organization and its activities in all documents submitted to ArtsWave.

Key Dates

Grant Overview Session September 7, 2022*

Grant Writing Workshops September 14 & September 21, 2022

Application Deadline October 7, 2022**

Funding Decision November 1, 2022

Grant Marketing Review TBD

Final Report Due August   31, 2023

* attendance is not required to submit a grant application

** application closes at 5 p.m. on the deadline date; late applications will not be accepted

Contact ArtsWave

Additional application questions may be directed to Lori Burkhardt, Grant Programs Coordinator, at (513) 632-0123 or lori.burkhardt@artswave.org.

Purpose

The attraction and retention of young professionals to our region is a top priority for Greater Cincinnati. Compared to our peer regions across the country, Cincinnati is seeing slower growth in this key demographic. 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 those that are already here.

ArtsWave’s research on arts engagement in our community revealed the power of the arts to attract, engage, and retain residents. Community members who reported a high level of arts engagement also showed high levels of civic engagement, reported a growing circle of friends, and had a higher opinion of the quality of life in Greater Cincinnati. The arts deepen roots in the region. As part of the Blueprint for Collective Action (Appendix A), ArtsWave’s 10-year action plan, we are being intentional about creating and funding more arts activities and programs that target young professionals and help them to become more deeply rooted in Greater Cincinnati.

The ArtsWave Young Professionals (YP) Grant Program began in 2016 and is an initiative that provides funding to support programming that engages young professionals. The funding to support the FY2023 YP Grant Program will come from donations made by young professionals to the 2022 ArtsWave Community Campaign.

Who May Apply

ArtsWave believes that strong arts create strong communities and actively seeks to promote access, equity, and inclusiveness in its grantmaking. To be eligible for the FY2023 Young Professionals Grant Program, an organization must meet all the following requirements:

  • Have a 501(c)3 tax status or be non-profit in nature with an established fiscal agent.
  • 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, Franklin, Ohio, and Union Counties in Indiana.
  • Have a primary mission to provide programs or activities in areas directly concerned with arts or cultural heritage for the general public.
  • Does not currently have an active Young Professionals Grant with ArtsWave and has successfully completed all previous Young Professionals grant requirements.
  • Embody ArtsWave’s commitment to access, equity, and inclusiveness.

ArtsWave will not award grant support to organizations that, in their constitution, bylaws, or practices, discriminate against a person or group because of age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or religious belief. In doing so, we seek to promote respect for all people.

NOTE: Applicants new to ArtsWave must schedule an introductory phone call at least one week prior to the application deadline. Returning applicants are also encouraged to reach out with any questions they may have related to their project or application.

Please contact Lori Burkhardt at lori.burkhardt@artswave.org to schedule a time.

UPDATE: Beginning with the FY23 grant cycle, an organization may apply for funding for two (2) consecutive years and then will be required to take one (1) year off before applying for the YP grant program again.

Eligible Requests

ArtsWave recognizes there is a lack of resources dedicated to programming specifically for young professionals. This grant program is designed to provide both seed funding to support the development of new programming, as well as short-term operating support for existing programming with a demonstrated impact.

To be eligible for the FY2023 YP Grant Program, the proposed programming should:

  • Be participatory, social, and recurring
  • Encourage personal investment in the organization and/or community
  • Seek to increase engagement among young professionals who are already engaged in the arts community
  • Strive to reach young professionals that are not already engaged
  • Have a plan for long-term sustainability

Proposed programming must take place between September 1, 2022-July 15, 2023, and not be completed by grant award notification. Interim Report presentations will take place in March 2023, day and time TDB. Final reports will be due August 31, 2023.

Grant Amounts

Grant awards will be given up to $15,000. There is no matching funding requirement for this grant; however, priority will be given to proposals that have a financial commitment from other sources (including in-kind).

Application Instructions

All application materials must be submitted via Submittable, ArtsWave’s online grantmaking system. We strongly recommend that you begin your online application well before the due date to familiarize yourself with the online grantmaking system and to address any technical concerns. While completing your application, remember these tips:

  • Be brief, clear and direct, focusing on what is most important.
  • Review panelists may have little or no prior knowledge of your organization. Create a stronger application by:

          * not assuming reviewers have extensive knowledge of all artistic disciplines;

          * explaining acronyms; and

          * explaining the characteristics of your community or audience as needed.

  • We recommend that you prepare your responses offline in a word processing program and then copy and paste them into the appropriate sections of the online application.
  • Limit the use of bullets and other formatting in text fields.
  • Add Impact@ArtsWave.org to your safe senders list to ensure that you receive all communications from the online grantmaking system.
  • Use one of the following compatible browsers: Chrome® v.22+, Firefox® version v.27+, Internet Explorer® v.8-10 (if enabled), Internet Explorer v.11, Safari® v.7+, or Edge®.

All application materials must be submitted through the online grantmaking system by 5:00 pm EST on October 7, 2022. Late applications will not be accepted.

Determination of Grant Amount

All applications will be reviewed by a panel consisting of community volunteers and ArtsWave staff. Applications will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Programming is participatory, social and recurring.
  • Programming encourages personal investment in the organization and/or community.
  • Programming seeks to increase engagement among young professionals who are already engaged in the arts community.
  • Programming strives to reach young professionals who are not already engaged.
  • Programming can be achieved in the proposed timeline.
  • Programming has a plan for sustaining the program beyond the grant seed funding.

Requests may be funded in full or in part.

Grant Requirements

Upon notification of award, grant recipients must submit a grant acceptance form and attend a grant marketing review webinar, date and time to be determined. If the recommended award is less than the project request, ArtsWave may ask you to complete an updated budget form as a part of the acceptance materials. A single grant payment will be issued once the grant acceptance form has been received.

In order to receive funding from ArtsWave through this grant program:

  • The proposed programming must begin no earlier than September 1, 2022 and end by July 15, 2024, and must not be completed before grant award notification.
  • The organization must have a plan to acknowledge ArtsWave in all marketing materials and provide advanced notification to ArtsWave for all events funded by the grant.
  • The organization must present a status update to the ArtsWave YP Committee in March 2023, day and time TBD.
  • Final Reports will be assigned once award distribution is made to provide immediate access for the grantee and to streamline internal administrative processes. All final reports are due upon completion of the project, but no later than August 31, 2023. All requirements must be submitted through Submittable.
  • An organization must fulfill all grant requirements outlined in the grantee handbook for the duration of the grant period and accurately represent its organization and its activities in all documents submitted to ArtsWave.

Key Dates

Grant Overview Session September 7, 2022*

Grant Writing Workshops September 14 & September 21, 2022

Application Deadline October 7, 2022**

Funding Decision November 1, 2022

Grant Marketing Review TBD

Interim Status Update March, 2023

Final Report Due August 31, 2023

* attendance is not required to submit a grant application

** application closes at 5 p.m. on the deadline date; late applications will not be accepted

Contact ArtsWave

Additional application questions may be directed to Lori Burkhardt, Grant Programs Coordinator, at (513) 632-0123 or lori.burkhardt@artswave.org.

Working Capital Bridge Loan Guidelines




Purpose


The purpose of the Working Capital Bridge Loan is to provide a useful, no-interest financial tool to address demonstrated, short-term cash flow needs of small and mid-sized arts and cultural heritage organizations in Greater Cincinnati. The Working Capital Bridge Loan Fund, first established through a private gift, was expanded in 2009 by a donation from the Weathering the Economic Storm Fund, a collaboration of Cincinnati funders. 




Who May Apply


To be eligible for a Working Capital Bridge Loan, an organization must meet all of the following criteria:



  • Have a 501(c)3 tax status for a minimum of three years

  • Have a primary mission to provide programs or activities in areas directly concerned with arts or cultural heritage for the general public

  • 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

  • Have at least one FTE of paid or contracted staff

  • Have received funding from ArtsWave in the past 3 years

  • Have an annual operating budget of less than $2M

  • Does not have an outstanding Working Capital Bridge loan or other overdue grant requirements

  • Loan requests to ArtsWave for more than 3 consecutive years are unlikely to be considered without proper justification from the organization’s leadership.




Terms of Loan


Working Capital Bridge Loans will be interest-free and will not exceed $10,000. Loans shall be repaid in full within 12 months. Organizations delinquent in paying the full loan back within 12 months will not be eligible to apply for support for support from ArtsWave for one year after the loan is repaid.




Application


All application materials must be submitted via Submittable, ArtsWave’s online grantmaking system. While completing your application, remember these tips: 



  • Be brief, clear and direct, focusing on what is most important. 

  • We recommend that you prepare your responses offline in a word processing program and then copy and paste them into the appropriate sections of the online application.

  • Limit the use of bullets and other formatting in text fields.

  • Add Impact@ArtsWave.org to your safe senders list to ensure that you receive all communications from the online grantmaking system.

  • Use one of the following compatible browsers: Chrome® v.22+, Firefox® version v.27+, Internet Explorer® v.8-10 (if enabled), Internet Explorer v.11, Safari® v.7+, or Edge®.




The application consists of the following sections:


A. Organization Information



  1. Tax ID

  2. Organization Contact Information

  3. Organizational Leadership

  4. Contact for Loan


B. Loan Request



  1. Reason loan is needed (up to 300 words)

  2. Loan amount requested

  3. Date when funds are needed

  4. How loan funds will be used (up to 125 words)

  5. Source of funds to be used for repayment of loan (up to 125 words)


C. Financial Information



  1. Contact information for individual responsible for financial reporting and management

  2. Availability of financial statements


D. Attachments



  1.  ArtsWave Working Capital Bridge Loan Financial Report Form (attachment, can be accessed via the Apply for Funding page) - Provide a one or two page financial report for revenues, expenses and operating bottom line which includes actuals for your most recently completed fiscal year, year-end projections for your current fiscal year, and a budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The percentage change columns between each of the years should also be included along with explanations for variances of 10% or more for total revenue, total expenses and total operating bottom line.

  2. Working Capital Bridge Loan Signature Page (attachment, can be accessed via the Apply for Funding page) - an authorizing official will certify that s/he is authorized to submit the application on behalf of the organization and that the information submitted in the application is true and correct to the best of his/her knowledge.




Repayment Schedule


No payments will be due the first six months of the loan. Six monthly payments of 1/6 of the total loan amount will be due on the 1st day of the month beginning the seventh month of the loan.




Key Dates



  • Application Deadline: Rolling

  • Application Review: As quickly as possible

  • Funding Decision: Within 2 weeks of submission

  • Repayment Due: Within 12 months

ArtsWave's Black and Brown Artists Program
funded by City of Cincinnati and other partners

 
Purpose
ArtsWave’s Black and Brown Artists program will provide financial support for Black and Brown artists in the Greater Cincinnati Region to continue to explore the themes of our times. As we are emerging from a global pandemic, projects should use the arts to explore the themes of Healing, Rebirth and Reconnecting to build upon the current artistic commentary of health and race and to connect it with historical events and visions of a more equitable future.

Projects should connect with one or more goals as outlined in ArtsWave’s Blueprint for Collective Action (see Appendix A): 1) to deepen roots in our community; 2) to bridge cultural divides; 3) to promote learning and understanding; 4) to put Cincinnati on the map; or 5) to enliven neighborhoods. Projects should also involve some aspect of collaboration with neighborhood or community groups or partners. In this way, members of the Cincinnati region will engage with this major social justice moment and work towards realizing a more just and equitable present and future through the arts.

NOTE: There are multiple sessions for assisting artists in completing an application.

FOR FULL DETAILS AND SUPPORT LINKS, go to ARTSWAVE.ORG/APPLY.

Who May Apply

Applicants for a Black and Brown Artists Program project grant are:

  • An individual artist (either working as a sole proprietor or under an organized LLC as the sole member of the LLC), or teaching artist,      working in any artistic discipline*
  • Black, Indigenous, and People of Color
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Full-time resident in one of the 16 counties** served by ArtsWave, pri,or to January 1, 2022 and at the time of the grant award;
  • Have reported taxable income related to your work as an individual artist or teaching artist in your most recently filed tax return; and/or have a verifiable body of work through digital work samples or website.

IMPORTANT: Starting during the FY22 grant cycle, an artist may receive funding for two (2) consecutive years and then will be required to take one (1) year off before applying for the Black and Brown Artists grant program again. For example, if you received a grant last year (FY2022) and you receive one this year (FY2023), you would not be eligible again to apply until FY2025.

*For the purpose of this program, artistic disciplines include Dance, Music, Opera/Musical Theatre, Theatre, Visual Arts, Design & Textile Arts, Crafts, Photography, Media Arts, Literature, Folk/Traditional Arts, Performing Arts, Spoken Word or Interdisciplinary Arts.

**The 16 counties include 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, Franklin, Ohio, and Union Counties in Indiana.

Proposal and Documentation Requirements:

  1. Application narrative including project description and how your proposed project relates to the theme of Healing, Rebirth and Reconnecting
  2. Identification of community collaborators or neighborhood partners and their roles
  3. Project Budget and Project Timeline (projects must be completed by June 1, 2023)
  4. Any plans for project presentation, installation or display for the general public beyond the planned joint Grantee showcase at the Freedom Center
  5. Artist Statement and artistic work samples (digital format)
  6. Proof of residency (deed, lease, utility bill or other documentation)
  7. Completed W9 and Vendor Survey
  8. Attendance at one professional learning session, Wave Pool’s Driving Lessons program, either October 22, 2022, or January TBD, 2023
  9. Optional: Completed Cincinnati Artist Census

Funding Amounts

Grant awards will be made up to $10,000. Proposed projects may be funded in part or in whole, and applicant should address in their narrative if partial funding is not feasible to complete the proposed project. Seventy-five percent of the award will be paid when grant is awarded; the remaining 25% will be paid upon completion of an interim report due March 1, 2023.

Other Benefits Offered to Grant Recipients

  • Grant Writing and Financial/Budgeting Workshops as free resources in conjunction with the release of this grant program to be held on Wednesday, September 14 from noon-1 p.m. and Wednesday, September 21 from noon-1 p.m.
  • Monthly networking and progress meetings starting February 2023 with ArtsWave staff and consultants
  • Professional Learning session: Wave Pool’s Driving Lessons program, either October 22, 2022, or January TBD, 2023 (One session required)
  • Summer 2023 Showcase opportunity: ArtsWave’s partners, including the Robert O'Neal Multicultural Arts Center (ROMAC) and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, will develop the exhibition format(s) and location(s) if the project aligns in scope and timing.

Eligible Expenses

Expenses must be directly associated with the funded activity and include:

  • Artist Fee (self-compensation)
  • Fees paid to other artists or collaborative partners as part of this project
  • Materials/Supplies
  • Online tools/services
  • Marketing
  • Community engagement activities
  • Other expenses directly associated with the funded activity

Ineligible Expenses:

  • Refinance or repayment of existing debt
  • Expenses related to gambling or gaming activities
  • Expenses related to the purveyance of “adult” materials (i.e., pornographic, lewd, prurient, obscene, etc.)
  • Activities, services, products or materials involving nude or semi-nude performances or the sale of sexual aids or devices
  • Real estate investment business expenses
  • Religious-affiliated organization expenses
  • Any expenses that give rise to or support any other activity constituting a nuisance
  • Capital purchases
  • Any expenses supporting any illegal activity

Criteria for Evaluating Proposals

Applications will be reviewed by a panel consisting of community volunteers and awarded by the ArtsWave Board of Directors using the following criteria:

  • Project must align with the Healing, Rebirth and Reconnecting themes. Topics include, but are not limited to:

              o Social justice (e.g. equal rights; reproductive rights; trans rights; healthcare for all)

              o Black Lives Matter

              o Indigenous Sovereignty

              o Healing and Accountability

              o Tradition vs Innovation

              o Written History vs Oral History

              o Environmental Justice

  • Projects  should leverage the power of the arts in one or more ways as outlined in  ArtsWave’s Blueprint for Collective Action: 1) to deepen roots in our community; 2) to bridge cultural divides; 3) to promote learning and understanding; 4) to put Cincinnati on the map; or 5) to enliven neighborhoods
  • Meaningful involvement of and collaboration with community members or neighborhood partners, so that residents are involved in reconciliation and imagining a more just and equitable Cincinnati
  • Track record of artistic work; and
  • Project budget and timeline are reasonable and sufficient to execute the project

Application Instructions

All application materials must be submitted via Submittable, ArtsWave’s online grantmaking system. We strongly recommend that you begin your online application well before the due date to familiarize yourself with the online grantmaking system and to address any technical concerns. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to submit a draft proposal by October 14, 2022, to be reviewed by staff in advance of the deadline.

While completing your application, remember these tips:

· Take advantage of ArtsWave grant writing workshops and support sessions;

· Be brief, clear and direct, focusing on what is most important.

· Review panelists may have little or no prior knowledge of your organization. Create a stronger application by:

       o not assuming reviewers have extensive knowledge of all artistic disciplines;

       o explaining acronyms; and

       o explaining the characteristics of your community or audience as needed.

· We recommend that you prepare your responses offline in a word processing program and then copy and paste them into the appropriate sections of the online application.

· Limit the use of bullets and other formatting in text fields.

· Add Impact@ArtsWave.org to your safe senders list to ensure that you receive all communications from the online grantmaking system.

· Use one of the following compatible browsers: Chrome® v.22+, Firefox® version v.27+, Internet Explorer® v.8-10 (if enabled), Internet Explorer v.11, Safari® v.7+, or Edge®.

The application can be accessed using the following link:

Important Information for Grant Recipients

· Grant awards are competitive and contingent on available funds and the range of proposals received

· This funding opportunity does not require a match

· Groups/ensembles/partnerships must identify a lead applicant. If awarded, the lead applicant will be responsible for entering into an agreement and receiving the funds to disperse to the other members

· Applicants must complete a W9 with data reflecting the appropriate individual/entity for tax purposes. Please consult with your accountant or a tax advisor to determine if the grant is taxable income in your specific situation.

· If an artist has established their artistic practice as an LLC or other business entity and the artist is the sole owner/proprietor of the business, then the artist may choose to enter their business entity into an agreement with ArtsWave.

· Grant awards will be paid in two parts: 75% of award payable upon execution of contract between ArtsWave and Artist and 25% of award payable upon receipt of an interim report by March 1, 2023.

· Grantees are required to acknowledge, with name and logos, grant support provided by ArtsWave and the City of Cincinnati and any other funding partners in connection with the project. This may include, but is not limited to, acknowledgment on promotional or press materials (print and digital/online), at the physical installation site, and/or at public engagement events. This also includes submitting event information to ArtsWave Guide (online arts calendar).

· This grant does not constitute a purchase agreement for any artwork produced. The artist retains ownership of work produced with the support of ArtsWave.

 All application materials must be submitted through the online grantmaking system by 5:00 pm EST on the deadline date. Late applications will not be accepted.

Application Deadlines & Key Dates (All workshops and other support sessions to be held via Zoom):

  • September 7, 2022 - Applications Open
  • September 13, 2022 - Grant Information Session
  • September 14, 2022 - Grant Writing Workshop I-Overview
  • September 21, 2022 - Grant Writing Workshop II-Financial Documentation and Budgets
  • Application Review - Submit your application by October 14, 2022, at 5:00 pm for review, so you can edit it before the deadline (OPTIONAL)
  • October 28, 2022 - Drop-in Support Session
  • November 2, 2022 - Drop-in Support Session
  • November 4, 2022 - Application DEADLINE by 5:00 pm
  • December 7, 2022 - Earliest Award Notification
  • Monthly Meetings Post Award - 2nd Monday of each month at 4:00 pm, beginning in February 2023
  • March 1, 2023 - Interim Report DUE by 5:00 pm
  • June 1, 2023 - Projects must be completed
  • July 2023 - Showcase

Contact ArtsWave

Additional application questions may be directed to Janice Liebenberg, Director, Corporate Giving and Equitable Arts Advancement at janice.liebenberg@artswave.org, Ray Gargano, VP of Community Impact, at ray.gargano@artswave.org, or Lori Burkhardt, Grants Coordinator, at lori.burkhardt@artswave.org

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