The Cincinnati Design Awards Scholarship is given each year to an individual, corporation, or organization whose work supports strong local communities through a range of community stewardship, education, and programming activities. Recipients frequently have a strong mission to add to the built environment by promoting creative problem-solving, social equity, environmental or art education, or cultural heritage. Nominations are vetted by the CDA committee and the recipient is acknowledged at the CDA event. Tell us who you think should be awarded this year’s grant.
2018 Grant Recipient
Keep Cincinnati Beautiful’s Arts Program uses art as a catalyst for reducing blight, crime, and vandalism.
Eyesores in a community – things like vacant buildings, crumbling retaining walls, and rusty chain-link fences – are turned into community assets by using the neglected space to create simple, low-cost works of art. The most recognizable project within KCB’s Arts Program is Future Blooms: the painted doors and windows on the barricades of abandoned buildings.
2015 Grant Recipient