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Cincinnati Artist Relief Assistance Fund

Wave Pool and the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) are teaming up to provide local artists with critical funds during these difficult times. We have a limited number of $500 micro-grants for artists so that they may continue to create work and sustain themselves.

Qualifying artists should: 

  • Demonstrate lost financial opportunities due to the COVD19 crisis
  • Live in the Greater Cincinnati area

Have working artist status with a current artistic practice (this is self-defined, we are open to many practices and interpretations of 'artist').  Awaredees will receive a micro-grant, tied to conducting a 'micro-residency' with the CAC or Wave Pool and there are options available for how these residencies will be spent in the application

We will make awards on a first come first serve basis, with intentional invites to BIPOC communities, until the funds are depleted.

We are also looking for sponsors for this program. Please help sponsor more artists for this fund by donating via the link below!

If you have questions, please submit the application for consideration!

If you want to contibute to the fund, use this link to make a donation!

This relief program is funded by grants from ArtsWave, The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, and from the CAC’s general operating budget.

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