As of September 1, 2020 we have started our 17th season!
Thanks to so many individuals contributing large and small amounts, joined by a
number of private foundations, we exceeded our season 16 Annual Fund's final push and set a new all-time record number of donors.
Each year the Manifest Annual Fund runs from Sept. 1st - Aug. 31st, with a focus launch occurring in October, championed by our board of directors and key ambassadors.
This operational fund, provided by individual donors, community members, teachers, and artists from around the world who believe in Manifest, and who value the essential role of the visual arts and artists in our world, keeps our programming alive, doors open, and creativity flowing. Without this supportive global community Manifest would not exist.
SUPPORT MANIFEST TODAY!
Manifest is a community-supported 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
Every year our donors contribute about 15% of Manifest's operating costs, making what we do possible! This may seem like a small percentage, but it covers our entire facility rent for all Manifest offices, galleries, artist residency studios, and our Drawing Center studios and darkroom in East Walnut Hills and Walnut Hills!
This season continues the additional impact of membership. Every year an amount equivalent to 10% of each season's Annual Fund contributions are designated as tuition waivers for two scholarship funds for Drawing Center programs—a merit scholarship for high school and college students, and a 'bridge fund' to support the transition of emerging artists from academia into a career in the arts through study and professional development in the artist-culture at the Manifest Drawing Center. So, not only does community support sustain our essential facilities, without which we could not do what we do, it also empowers Manifest's support of individual artists at a formative stage in their development.
This year with the pandemic upon us this funding means even more, helping us sustain our heartbeat while adjusting and holding fast through the storm.
To join our list of Annual Fund supporting members or to make a donation now please use one of the options below.
Become an Instant Donor for Season 17 →
This option provides the quickest way to give, for those not wanting premiums for their gift. Donors are still recognized on the members/donors list for the season. If you would like a premium (t-shirt or the Manifest Exhibition Annual book), see JOIN HERE below.
Become a Subscribing Donor for 12 Months →
This option allows donors to give a specific amount on a monthly basis, automatically.
Become a Supporting Member for Season 17 →
This includes options for levels, and premiums, including t-shirts and books.
a community-minded 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization, founded
upon ideals formed both in academic pursuit and a commitment to quality
urban living, Manifest relies heavily on private donations to cover
operating costs. Since 2004 the Manifest board of directors has taken serious measures
to insure that Manifest is a low-cost/maximum benefit presence
in East Walnut
Hills, Walnut Hills, and Greater Cincinnati, and a progressive influence on the
arts in our region and around the world. Our goal is to provide a context for
the study and experience of excellent visual art,
otherwise necessary in a commercial art-dealing gallery or larger organization. Through its rich programming Manifest brings the world to Cincinnati, and represents Cincinnati to the world, one work of art at a time. Manifest starts with the artist and radiates outwards from there.
Sponsor an exhibit, studio course, or project!
For more information about major corporate and private sponsorship options,
please contact us.
*All postal materials should be sent to:
p.o. box 6218
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206
You can send an e-mail regarding
any questions here.