A unique collaboration of Cincinnati’s major arts and business communities will put the Queen City on full display in New York City from May 6-12, 2014. “Cincy in NYC” features the Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, May Festival, Playhouse in the Park, and more performing at historic New York venues like Lincoln Center, Joyce Theatre and Carnegie Hall. In all, more than 1,500 Cincinnatians will put on the show of a lifetime to highlight their city as a destination with rich culture, deep talent and exceptional prospects.

The vibrancy of Cincinnati’s arts and culture community is due in large part to unprecedented financial support and volunteerism among corporate donors, civic organizations and the general public at large. Below are a few of those indicators:

„h 34 Cincinnati arts organizations receive $9.5 million in impact-based grants, and $400,000 is invested in smaller project grants to as many as 70 arts organizations.
„h Cincinnati is home to ArtsWave, the first and largest united arts fund in the country, with more than $11.5 million given by 38,000 individual and corporate donors in 2013.
„h More than 35,000 people attended LumenoCity in 2013, a unique concert and light show featuring the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Opera and May Festival Chorus.
„h 92 percent of May Festival Chorus members report their involvement in the May Festival Chorus is an important part of their decision to remain in the region.
„h Taft Museum of Art’s “Artists Reaching Classrooms” brings professional artists to 12 area high schools for a year-long program that culminates in a public exhibition of student work based on the Taft’s collection.
„h Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s “Off the Hill” program brings live theater to community and civic centers in 30 neighborhoods throughout the region each year.

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