On March 11, 2021, ArtWorks held a Viva Voce Artist Conversation on New Voices, featuring the ArtWorks Jump Start Artists. The panelists included Erika Nj Allen, Batres Gilvin, Jay DeFazio, Maggie Lawson, ninamdot and Kailah Ware. Each shared more about how art can be responsive to the challenging present moment.
Viva Voce is a series of creative conversations with Artists and ArtWorks’ Alumni. Today, the Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky region has a global reputation
as an arts destination and is full of talented working creatives.
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Through Jump Start, ArtWorks empowers emerging artists in the Cincinnati region to define a place-based or community based public art project that helps address a social or civic challenge. In response to COVID-19 and its exponential impact in our community and beyond, ArtWorks has a high interest in supporting projects that promote connectedness.
Big thanks to ArtWorks’ ongoing sponsors, ArtsWave, Ohio Arts Council, and City of Cincinnati, and a special thanks to Carol Ann and. Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation and Lizi and the late Carl Solway for their support of Jump Start in 2020.
ArtWorks is an award-winning Greater Cincinnati nonprofit that transforms people and places through investments in creativity. The organization collaborates with community organizations and residents, businesses, governments, foundations and nonprofits to build creative works of art that bolster the region’s global reputation as an arts destination. ArtWorks employs professional artists who inspire and mentor diverse teams of youth, ages 14-21, helping them build 21st century career-readiness skills. These teams have completed more than 12,500 public and private art projects in its 25 years, including more than 200 permanent outdoor murals.