Aronoff Center for the Arts Rental Subsidy

Complete guidelines,

There are two parts to the application. First, an organization must complete the Profile of Organization. Second, complete the application for the quarter in which the project occurs.

If an organization has already completed the Profile of Organization, but needs to update the information, open the submission and select "Edit." A request will be sent to CAA staff to open it for editing.


  • September 30 for projects in January-March
  • December 31 for projects in April-June
  • March 31 for projects in July-September
  • June 30 for projects in October-December

Overture Awards

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Overture Awards Applications (Coordinators only, students must give their applications to the Coordinator): Submission manager is open September 1 - November 12, 2018.

For Creative Writing: Submission manager is open September 1 - November 12, 2018.

For Visual Art: Submission manager is open September 1, 2018 - January 23, 2019. Only use if work is 3-D, 4-D, or unavailable due to another competition. 

Organizations and artists interested in applying for an Aronoff Center for the Arts Rental Subsidy grant should compete a profile before submitting an application. The profile should be updated yearly. 

Attached the following documentation:

A.    Documentation of non-profit status. Submit one of the following: 

  • documentation of Federal IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt status
  • copy of articles of non-profit incorporation status or pending non-profit incorporation status with the state in which business is conducted

B.    Sample of support materials, select and submit no more than three key printed materials from the following:

  • a piece of promotional literature
  • a newsletter or other publication
  • a newspaper or magazine article
  • a program from a past performance

C.    A Board of Trustee list of the organization

Applicants that received an Aronoff Center Rental Subsidy Grant must submit a final report. Please complete the online form and upload any samples that acknowledge the Greater Cincinnati Foundation and the Aronoff Center Rental Subsidy Fund.

Complete guidelines and budget worksheet available,

The Second Quarter is for projects in April-June. 

Deadline is December 31, 2018.

Complete guidelines and budget worksheet available,

The Third Quarter is for projects in July-September. 

Deadline is March 31, 2019.

Complete guidelines and budget worksheet available,

The Fourth Quarter is for projects in October-December. 

Deadline is June 30, 2019.

Please review all criteria and rules,

DEADLINE: All necessary information must be submitted to the Cincinnati Arts Association by Monday, November 12, 2018 at 11:59 PM.

Only Coordinators can submit applications here. Students must give their applications to the Coordinator to be submitted.

Note: Students may compete in only one discipline.

  • Students must complete the application form and return to the Coordinator.
  • Coordinators upload all applications before submitting for their school/studio. (Note: schools are limited to 12 students, see website for details).
  • Creative Writing Manuscripts should be submitted through the Creative Writing Category. However, Creative Writing students' applications should be submit with the other students' applications.

Please check the applications before uploading to make sure it saved the information. 

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All work must be submitted as one document.

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For the Regional Competition: 3-D and 4-D may be submitted online. Provide more than one view. Images must be marked with a corresponding number on the cover sheet and clearly marked as a photograph of artwork and not a photographic submission.

Please submit a copy of the cover sheet with your images.

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