Cincinnati’s Wave Pool Gallery Offering a Free Tax Season Support Group for Artists

Local artists can join a weekly virtual meeting to ask questions, get advice and maybe cry on a virtual shoulder about the 2021 tax season.

Wave Pool Gallery - Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Wave Pool Gallery

Wave Pool Gallery in Camp Washington is offering a weekly support group for artists during the upcoming tax season. Wave Pool, which has the goal of “pairing communities’ needs with artists’ sense of possibility” according to their website, has teamed up with fine-arts and finance expert Morgan Rigaud to help independent artists navigate tax season.

Every Thursday, artists can jump onto a Zoom call with Rigaud to ask questions, get advice and maybe even cry on a virtual shoulder.

This is not the first time Wave Pool has supported artists. They offer curatorial residencies, in which aspiring curators can execute a 6-week exhibition with mentorship and funding support, and “Driving Lessons,” a professional development program consisting of goal setting and skill building for local artists.

Wave Pool also organizes summer camps for kids and “Welcome Table” boxes as a part of the Welcome Project. They have partnered with Dean’s Mediterranean to create a way for immigrant chefs to share their talents and stories with Cincinnati, their website says. Currently, there are three featured chefs, who cook pre-made meals ranging in price from $16-20. You can get Iraqi biryani made by refugee chef Azzezah Ali, chicken tamales with green salsa from Chef Lety and riz au gras or poulet brais from Chef Manzara.

Sessions for the Tax Season Artist Support Group are scheduled at 9 a.m. every Thursday, Feb. 18-March 25. Registration is free and available online.