Cincinnati Art Ambassador Fellowships


Cincinnati Art Ambassador Fellowships

The Cincinnati Recreation Commission administers the Cincinnati Arts Ambassador Fellowship (CAAF) which was created in 2012 to support creative, local artists and their positive impact on the community. Grants are open to Cincinnati residents who excel in visual arts, music, theatre, dance, writing, video, film and/or multi-disciplinary art forms.

Mayor Mallory appointed Cincinnati Arts Allocation Committee members to select seven artists in 2012 to receive $6,000 Cincinnati Art Ambassador Fellowships to fund a new creative work. Each artist presented his/her artwork in May 2013 public performances.

The following artists were selected as 2012 Cincinnati Arts Ambassador Fellows:

Jesse Mooney-Bullock
Jesse, a Northside artist, created hand-carved life-sized puppets and performed his own shows.

Tatiana Berman
Tatiana, an East Walnut Hills musician, directed and played in the "Constella Project", a multi-media work in collaboration with Cincinnati visual and performing artists.

Nathaniel Chaitkin
Nathaniel, a Mt. Lookout cellist and CCM teacher who performs with Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, created a video of his performances in recreation centers and other non-traditional spaces for underserved audiences.

Terri Kern
Terri, a West Price Hill ceramic artist with a studio at Pendleton Arts Center, used her fellowship to make her work more accessible.

Casey Riordan Millard
Casey, a Kennedy Heights sculptor of life-sized creations, installed “Shark Girl with Ohio River” in a public riverfront setting.

Tonya Matthews
Tonya, a Queensgate poet and spoken word artist, used the award to complete several works in progress.

Melissa Godoy
Melissa, a Mt. Airy filmmaker, told the story of the 1878 art carved organ panels hidden in the orchestra pit at Music Hall.