Mission ArtsWave is a leader and catalyst in Greater Cincinnati, advancing the vitality and vibrancy of our communities by mobilizing the creative energy of our region.

Serving Our Community With the help of tens of thousands of donors, ArtsWave supports the work of more than 100 arts organizations making an impact in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky metro region. As a leader for the arts sector and the community, ArtsWave awards impact-based grants and services to major institutions, community arts centers, and smaller cultural organizations. We also provide services to the community, such as, our free online arts and entertainment calendar, to engage more people in the arts that make Greater Cincinnati amazing. Our Blueprint for Collective Action focuses and leverages the power of the arts to help build a more vibrant economy and more connected community across our region.


Alecia Kintner, President & CEO
Teri Haught, Chief Financial Officer
Tara Townsend, Chief Impact Strategy Officer

2016–2017 Board of Trustees, Officers

Lisa Sauer, Chair
Teresa Tanner, Vice Chair
Andre S. Valentine, Secretary
James Zimmerman, Treasurer

Other Ways to Help

  • 2017 ArtsWave Community Campaign for the Arts, February–April 2017
  • Macy’s Arts Sampler, February 18–19, 2017
  • CincySings, April 19, 2017
  • Toast to the Arts, ongoing event. Dine out at Cincinnati’s leading restaurants, breweries, and bars and give back to the arts at the same time.


20 E. Central Parkway, Suite 200
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 871-2787



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