Artist Opportunities
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ICYMI: check out our previous newsletter for additional call-to-artists, grant opportunities and COVID-19 resources.
Our Commitment to Anti-racism
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The recent tragic and senseless deaths of George Floyd , Breonna Taylor , and Ahmaud Arbery have broken our hearts. Systemic racism has plagued our nation for centuries and their names have sadly been added to the list of casualties. It's a pandemic we haven't yet cured. We love our city and our country to the core, and we want it to be equitable and safe for all people. Racism doesn’t allow for equity or safety in any community including ours and ArtWorks is committed to fighting for the end of it.
We Need Your Voice:
Artist Survey & Cincinnati Artist Conversations
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A coalition headed by Americans for the Arts recently released the national   Covid-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers , which found 95 percent of artists have lost income, and 62 percent have become fully unemployed since the crisis began.

With this situation ever-evolving, ArtWorks and Wave Pool wants to understand better the needs of the artists in Greater Cincinnati and have developed two ways for you to share your needs.

Participate in Our Survey
As part of the extension of the recently published Cincinnati Artist Report (CAR) , ArtWorks and Wave Pool are inviting artists to complete a brief survey. Your feedback will help us better create the opportunities you need during this time. We'd love to have your responses by June 8.

Participate in our Virtual Cincinnati Artist Conversations
Join ArtWorks' Colleen Houston and Wave Pool's Calcagno Cullen for our upcoming Cincinnati Artist Conversations via Zoom on Tuesday, June 9 at 5 p.m. , and Thursday, June 11 at noon . We are interested in your thoughts and ideas around what our local artists need during this time.
Last Chance to Apply for Jump Start for Emerging Artists! Applications Due June 8
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The deadline is coming fast! Applications are still open for our new program Jump Start: Emerging Artist Projects. Jump Start will help 5 artists drive community-based public art projects that address a social or civic challenge and promote connectedness. The artists selected by a jury will be awarded $5,000, promotion and exposure, studio space, and execution assistance.

The application for Jump Start is open to artists, collectives, and collaborations working in all art disciplines through Monday June 8 at noon . For more information on how to apply, eligibility, FAQs and applicant webinars on the program, visit our website.

Questions? Contact us at or at 513.333.0388.
COVID-19 Artist Resources
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ArtsWave Coronavirus Arts Hub
As ArtsWave puts it, in moments of crisis and stress, we can find courage, inspiration, hope and camaraderie in the arts — music, theater, dance, festivals, museums and more. Cincinnati arts are eager for you to resume participating in their activities as soon as it's safe to do so. In the meantime, ArtsWave has launched its Coronavirus Arts hub, hoping these mindful moments make a different kind of impact.
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company | Graffiti Artist or Muralist Wanted
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (CSC) is commissioning a local Black graffiti artist or muralist to convert or build upon the graffiti currently on their garage door. 

The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company wants to amplify the message of its recent vandalism to stand in solidarity with our community and support the Black Lives Matter movement through visual art.  The selected artist will receive a fee of $3,000.

Christ Church Cathedral | Designers Wanted
Cincinnati Christ Church Cathedral is seeking a Black artist or artist of color to design their 4 x 8 banners on the sides of Fourth & Sycamore with a creation in support of #blacklivesmatter.
The Episcopal Church has long worked for racial justice, racial equality, and the rights of all people, and with the protests are happening so close by, they would like a swift turn around.

Incentives are being offered both monetarily and promotion-wise.

In addition, regardless if you are available for this specific project, the cathedral would like to hear from you. They are interested in adding Black artists or artists of color to be added to their current roster of graphic designers to be considered for any number of creative executions (banners, flyers, booklets, signage, etc.).

Email Sarah Hartwig at with any questions or to express your interest.
The Contemporary Dayton | 2020 Holiday Gift Gallery
The Contemporary Dayton’s (The CO) Holiday Gift Gallery is the premier fine art and fine craft professional gallery show and sale in the region. Up to 50 artists will be invited to participate. Sales commission split is 60:40, artist’s favor. Artists must be the maker, designer, creator and producer of the work. The submission deadline is Wednesday, July 1 .
Garfield Park Arts Center | Virtual Exhibition Call Out: "Home"
Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC) is holding a virtual exhibition called 'Home' from July 3 until July 31 . Explore the concept of home through the eyes of local artists and explore themes such as shelter, architecture, nostalgia, family, immigration, homelessness, hometowns, and Earth.

Any artists with work that fits the theme of this exhibition are encouraged to apply. Please see requirements and guidelines here. Artists can submit multiple pieces of artwork. All artwork must be original. There is no fee to submit. Artists can submit their artwork and supplemental information to GPAC@Indy.Gov . Deadline to submit is by end-of-day on Sunday, June 21 . Artists will be notified shortly after the deadline regarding their acceptance into this exhibit.
Clifton Cultural Arts Center |
Uptown and Around: Community Art Show Call To Artists
The Clifton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC) is again celebrating the artist in each of us with their annual community art exhibition. This time, they're bringing the show to you, and will display artwork in window displays in Uptown and around.

Residents who live in Uptown and surrounding neighborhoods are encouraged to submit their original work of art. This includes artists from Avondale, Clifton, Corryville, Camp Washington, CUF, Mt. Auburn, Northside, North Avondale, and Spring Grove Village.

Call CCAC’s Offices at 513-497-2860 to schedule an appointment to drop off your labeled artwork during the week of June 8 – 12 between 10 am – 4 pm.
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