Newsletter: March 8, 2012

In This Issue
ArtWorks in the News
Pigging Out
Looking Super
Be a Cool Customer
ArtWorks in the News
Check out some of the media buzz on ArtWorks:


"Big Pigs Will Greet Choir Games Visitors" -News 5


"Art will have banner year in Springfield Twp." -Community Press


"Pike Street lounge unites Covington artists, activists" -Soapbox 


"SpringBoard diary: the climb continues" -Soapbox 

ArtWorks: Employ. Engage. Create. Transform.
On Wednesday, March 7th, a group of SpringBoard alum, freshman, and supporters gathered together to cheer on the newest crop of SpringBoard grads. Four locally based entrepreneurs presented a pitch of their business plan to the crowd, to the delight of all who had the pleasure to attend.

Be sure to follow SpringBoard on Twitter to stay-up-to date on all the latest buzz, news, and opportunities for local creatives!  

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ArtWorks: Employ. Engage. Create. Transform.

ArtWorks staff went from scraping snow off of our cars to turning on our air conditioners all in one week. This can only mean one thing: spring in Cincinnati. Spring leads to summer and summer means summer jobs at ArtWorks!

Are you or someone you know between the ages of 14-21? Do you like art? Want one of the coolest summer jobs ever? Then we want you! Applications for summer Apprentice Artists positions are now open. These apprenticeships allow the most talented teens from across the Greater Cincinnati region to work together under the guidance of amazing professional artists to make awesome works of art - all while getting paid! 


This summer, we will mostly be looking for painters, but a small number of jobs may be available in photography, graphic design, sewing/textiles, and landscape arts. Specific job descriptions will be available on the website by April 16th


Ready to learn more? Then click here to download the application.


Are you a professional artist or art educator? We want you, too! ArtWorks is currently hiring Teaching Artists to work with these teams of Apprentice Artists this summer. Teaching Artist applications are due March 30thClick here if you'd like to learn more about the role and to read the job description. Click here to apply!

Local Businesses Invited to Pig Out for Big Pig Gig: Do-Re-Wee
ArtWorks: Employ. Engage. Create. Transform.
This morning, ArtWorks hosted its 2nd Informational Pig Sponsor breakfast, hamming it up with representatives from Academy of World Languages, Hilltop Basic Resources, Inc., and Cincinnati Development Fund, among others. 

Some of the latest companies to decide to have a squealin' good time by sponsoring pigs include the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops, FRCH Design Worldwide, Alliance Institute for Integrative Medicine, Seven Hills School, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, and One Shot Tattoo.


It's not too late to sponsor your own pig! To learn more, visit or e-mail
Looking Super
ArtWorks: Employ. Engage. Create. Transform.
ArtWorks' Hero Design Co. recently teamed up with Delhi Middle School at their Family Art Night to create a cache of superhero masks to donate to kids at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Center. 

This super team of parents, teachers, and kids created 120 masks for the Child Life Specialists at CCHMC to use in their efforts to make kids feel a little more super during their stay at the hospital. 

Click Here to see a few more photos from the fun night!
Cool Blue
ArtWorks: Employ. Engage. Create. Transform.
The Blue Manatee Children's Bookstore and Decafe, site of an ArtWorks' mural completed in 2005, is offering a new way for customers to get great deals on books, cafe items, and cool blue swag. It's called the Cool Customer Card and costs just $15. If benefits such as 20% off of hardcover chapter books, toys, and totes, plus $1 drip coffees aren't enough to get you swimming over to Oakley to sign-up - then maybe you should know that when you have a Cool Customer Card, a percentage of your purchases can go towards supporting ArtWorks! Click here to download the flyer and learn more.

About ArtWorks: Founded in 1996, ArtWorks is a non-profit arts organization that connects artists of all ages with opportunities in the arts through inspiring apprenticeships, community partnerships, and public art. ArtWorks hires teen and professional artists to make innovative public art to enrich the Greater Cincinnati community. To date, ArtWorks Summer Program has provided job opportunities for more than 2,500 teen Apprentice Artists and 500 professional artists. ArtWorks is funded by the City of Cincinnati, Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./US Bank Foundation, ArtsWave, and the Ohio Arts Council. To learn more, visit


ArtWorks: Employ. Engage. Create. Transform.