ArtsWave Accepting Applications for Capital Grants Program

With the help of tens of thousands of donors, ArtsWave supports the work of more than one hundred arts organizations making an impact in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky metro region. In 2015, the organization invested $10.4 million in this region's arts community.

As part of this mission, ArtsWave is accepting applications for its Capital Grant Program, which provides support to arts and cultural heritage organizations for the purchase and installation of moveable equipment important to the continued operation of the organization. Movable equipment is defined as any item that is not permanently affixed to a part of the building. Examples include seating, lighting equipment, and sound systems.  

The program does not support the following types of purchases: fixed equipment such as light fixtures, HVAC, and fire control systems; buildings and their components; building improvements, including renovations; land and land improvements; and infrastructure such as sewer lines and fiber optics.  

Grant awards are up to $10,000 and may not exceed 50 percent of the proposed expenses for the project.

To be eligible, applicants must have 501(c)3 tax status; 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; have received funding from ArtsWave in the past three years; have not received a Capital Grant in the prior two fiscal years; and have not received a Sustaining Impact, Catalyzing Impact, or Neighborhood Arts & Festivals grant in FY2017. In addition, applicants must not have an active Project Grant with ArtsWave.

For complete program guidelines and applications, see the ArtsWave website.

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