Visionaries + Voices

Name of Non-Profit Organization *
Visionaries + Voices
Today’s Date: * Thursday, August 24, 2023
Organization’s website
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number *
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? *
Address *

3841 Spring Grove Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45223
United States
County *
Point of Contact for Magnified Giving Youth * Dawn Hanlin
Point of Contact’s Title *
Development Director
Point of Contact’s Email Address *
Point of Contact’s Phone Number (513) 473-7074
Executive Director’s Name *
Robyn Winkler
What is the mission of your organization?
The mission of Visionaries + Voices as an inclusive arts organization is to provide creative, professional, and educational opportunities to artists with disabilities.
Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *
  • (2) Arts & Culture
  • (5) Education
  • (7) Equality & Social Justice
Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists?
Established in 2003, Visionaries + Voices is a non-profit organization that provides exhibition opportunities, studio space, supplies, and support to more than 140 visual artists with disabilities. V+V artists actively contribute to the greater arts community through creative, educational, and strategic partnerships with local and regional artists, schools, and business leaders. Collectively, we are growing a more inclusive arts community in Greater Cincinnati.

VISION: We create a world in which artists with disabilities not only produce and share works of art, but are also given continuous opportunities to learn, develop professionally, collaborate, exhibit, and celebrate with community members.

ARTISTS: Over 140 local artists attend the V+V studios. Artists use paint, clay, metal, fabric, colored pencils, ink, paper mache, collage, photography, assemblage, glass, wood, and digital materials. Artists support each other in an environment that encourages self-expression and creative growth.

EXHIBITIONS: Helping to connect broader audiences to the work made in our studios, V+V artists exhibit regularly in galleries, museums, businesses, restaurants, and universities. Similarly, we strive to partner with art educators, artists, and curators within our community as collaborators in making objects, exhibitions, and programs.
We host five exhibitions annually in our Northside Gallery in addition to our annual art auction gala, DOUBLE VISION.

STUDIOS: Creative energy draws people in and brings them together. Within these studio walls dreams are painted boldly, inspiration is palpable, and community is among us. At V+V we are all on equal ground. There is a continual sharing of experiences from education, exhibition, and life. The studio staff hold BFAs in a variety of disciplines like printmaking, ceramics, painting, and drawing. Local artists generously volunteer their time and expertise. In the V+V studios we are resourceful and committed to facilitating the work each artist is driven to make.

DOUBLE VISION: Double Vision is an opportunity for artists working at V+V to collaborate with artists working regionally and nationally. This partnership fosters lasting artistic relationships and opportunities for artistic growth. Gaining momentum since 2010, Double Vision is more dynamic and exciting each year. The event features live music, a silent auction and a live art auction.

EDUCATION: V+V expands opportunities for artists who have an interest in teaching, speaking, and public leadership positions in the field of visual art. The Teaching Artist Program (TAP) supports those goals, while offering the community the opportunity to learn about art from a unique perspective. V+V artists who complete TAP courses bring lesson plans to classrooms, community centers, and partnering organizations all over greater Cincinnati. Each artist develops their own lesson plans customized to benefit students of all ages and abilities.

Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? *
Yes, Grades 9 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web.
Volunteer coordinator Sophie Harrison
Volunteer coordinator’s email address
Volunteer coordinator’s phone number (513) 861-4333
Student Connection Preference (click all that apply): *
  • Call Us at the Point of Contact Phone Number
  • Email Us at the Point of Contact Phone Number
  • Come for a Site-Visit
  • Volunteer
  • Virtual Calls