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The Arts and Culture Incubator seeks to deepen the Playhouse’s roots in the community and with our artistic and cultural peers in innovative ways. Launched in the spring of 2023, the program uses our new state-of-the-art facility to provide resources to a selected group of local artists and cultural organizations to help elevate their work. Members of the Arts and Culture Incubator have access to Playhouse spaces at no cost for classes, rehearsals, creative work, networking, collaboration with their peers, and public and private events. The Playhouse also provides professional development services crafted to meet each of their unique needs.

The Arts and Culture Incubator at Playhouse in the Park provides meeting, rehearsal and performance space to a broad cohort of local organizations. The content of their presentations represents the views and opinions of the partner organization and does not necessarily represent the views and opinions of Playhouse in the Park.



During the 2023-24 season, our Arts and Culture Incubator partners will hold free or low-cost events at the Playhouse on the second and fourth Mondays from September – June. The events are open to the public and span a wide range of topics and styles. Last season, our partners offered live podcast recordings, a series of panels featuring local Black artists, staged readings of interactive plays, and professional development workshops on making art profitable. You can expect events like these and more in the coming season!

DuWaup’s Cincinnati Poetry Slam
  • DuWaup's Cincinnati Poetry Slam presents
  • Black Art Talk | The State of Black Art
  • Monday, February 26 at 7 p.m.

Join us for an inspiring and thought-provoking event as DuWaup's Cincinnati Poetry Slam proudly brings together a dynamic panel to discuss the incredible strides Black artists are making to ensure the future of Black art is not only recognized, but also woven into the fabric of the mainstream. Gain insights into the evolving landscape of Black art. Connect with like-minded individuals passionate about creativity and inclusion. Support and celebrate the incredible work of Black artists.

Admission is free. Registration not required.




Curtis Shepard

Curtis D. Shepard

Derek J. Snow

Derek J. Snow

Queen City Flash, Trey and Bridget

Queen City Flash



Cincinnati Music Accelerator, Cincinnati Pride, DuWaup’s Cincinnati Poetry Slam, Elevated Aerials, Heroes Rise Street Dance Academy, Urban Native Collective, and Young Professionals Choral Collective of Cincinnati


Cincinnati Music Accelerator Cincinnati Pride DuWaup’s Cincinnati Poetry Slam Elevated Aerials Heroes Rise Urban Native Collective Young Professionals Choral Collective of Cincinnati


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