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Soul of the Arts
April 13 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
School for Creative and Performing ArtsFREE
Photo provided by Andre DuBois
FREE ArtsWave Days Presents: Soul of the Arts. Hear live jazz, R&B and gospel music.
Nothing says soul to the region like our amazing arts. Let’s live soul music and everything that forms it — jazz, R&B, gospel and doo-wop — through six amazing performances packed in two unique concerts, offering a fitting end to ArtsWave’s 2019 Community Campaign event series.
This concert will be held at Corbett Theater at the School for Creative and Performing Arts. This event is FREE and open to the public, but you must reserve your complimentary seats online.
– The 4 p.m. concert includes performance by Revolution Dance Theatre, Cincinnati Super Choir and Kentucky Symphony Orchestra.
– The 6 p.m. concert includes performances by MUSE, Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company.
ArtsWave, a nonprofit serving the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Region, is the lead planner, promoter and fundraiser of the arts. Its roots stem back to the late 1920s when the Cincinnati Taft family provided initial investment matched by community support. In the late 1940s, it evolved to become the first united arts fund in the nation and in the mid-1970s, the first organization to initiate workplace giving for the arts. ArtsWave continues to innovate while leading, as illustrated by its No. 1 rank nationally in community arts fundraising; coordination of a sector-wide Blueprint for Collective Action; piloting of new technologies to maximize arts engagement; and development of resources for the arts.
Strong funding for the arts has allowed Cincinnati’s arts and culture scene to become a national draw and regional asset, creating a ripple effect of economic and community benefits. Each year, ArtsWave supports the work of over 100 arts organizations, school outreach programs, festivals, community centers, neighborhoods and various collaborations through impact-based grants. In 2018, ArtsWave raised more than $12 million for the region’s arts, marking its fifth year in a row of this funding magnitude. ArtsWave remains the largest community campaign for the arts throughout the country, both in total contributions and number of donors. In addition, the organization partners with the Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network to fund an additional $1 million for arts marketing, grants and services.