With the help of tens of thousands of donors, ArtsWave supports the work of more than a hundred arts organizations making an impact in the greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky metro region.
To advance this mission, ArtsWave is accepting applications to its Neighborhood Arts and Festivals Grant Program, which supports recurring neighborhood-based arts events that increase the variety and frequency of arts experiences in neighborhoods throughout the region and create an environment where all members of the neighborhood feel welcome.
The program provides funding for recurring neighborhood-based arts or cultural heritage events. Neighborhoods are defined as places that people feel related to and where they have relationships with each other. Recurring events are defined as a specific, connected set of planned activities that are held on a regular or semi-regular basis. Recurring events with multiple components must show that there is a cohesive theme that ties the components together.
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 associated with the event.
Grant awards are up to $5,000 (or 75 percent of total event expenses).
To be eligible, applicants must have 501(c)(3) tax status or be nonprofit in nature; be based in the Cincinnati-Middletown-southeastern Indiana area (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); and be based in the neighborhood in which the event will take place.
See the ArtsWave website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.