Haile Fellows

Chris Glass

Chris Glass wants to celebrate Greater Cincinnati’s neighborhoods by sharing perspectives and empowering citizens through photography. During his Fellowship year, Chris will identify and photograph every neighborhood in Greater Cincinnati, engaging residents and local organizations in a variety of ways throughout the process. Chris will select various neighborhoods for Deep Dives where he'll develop site-specific programs and printed takeaways, highlighting the area and the citizens who live there. Chris feels that this Fellowship will be transformative for him, and will bring together the collection of creative pursuits he has built over the years.


Brandon Black

Brandon Black will use his Fellowship year to explore traditional apprenticeship in the age of technology. Brandon believes there are many people, namely elders, willing to share working knowledge and expertise to novice, able-bodied home rehab enthusiasts. Brandon will spend the next 12 months attempting to narrow the relational gap between Baby Boomers and Millennials, by connecting them through home repair projects that bring out the best in both generations. By the completion of his Fellowship, Brandon hopes to reimagine the role of elders, beautify neighborhoods and increase home values. Brandon sees this as an opportunity to develop a model that could incorporate other disciplines with intergenerational apprenticeship.

Project Grantees

Rob Wilson

Project:  Your Productions
Lives in: Hyde Park

Your Productions will bring together experienced leaders with local youth to create change through media in Avondale. Young adults from the neighborhood will identify a community issue, research it and produce a Public Service Announcement (PSA) for local channels. Teams will research issues and look for potential solutions to raise awareness and create change.

Aaron Greene

Project: Bioscience Cincy
Lives in: North College Hill

Bioscience Cincy will present a series of educational pop-ups in the form of interactive and engaging learning tools. Residents will be encouraged to explore various aspects of science through carefully selected, hands-on experiments. Scientists and educators will promote curiosity by providing answers about bioscience-related subjects that are relatable to everyday life.


Rachelle Caplan

Project: Caravan Traveling Sound Studio
Lives in: Northside

Caravan Traveling Sound Studio will be an interactive pop-up instrument showroom. This project will foster music appreciation, knowledge, community enrichment and provide opportunities for creative
collaboration among individuals of Greater Cincinnati. Caravan will provide children and adults the resources to develop new skills and further their imaginative passions.

Dominique Peebles

Project: Brick Gardens
Lives in: Over-the-Rhine

Brick Gardens is an urban gardening model using indoor vertical towers to grow produce that will be donated to a local community. This model will allow for more programs to promote healthy eating in schools, local soup kitchens or food banks all year round.

Kathleen Cail + Nestor Melnyk

Project: Access Cincinnati
Lives in: Indian Hill + Clifton

Access Cincinnati will help establish a public movement that better communicates the accessibility of certain venues in downtown Cincinnati and OTR. Access Cincinnati
will serve as a resource to the community, infiltrating social media and websites with icons that provide accurate information regarding accessibility of spaces.

Ben Sloan

Project: The Percussion Park
Lives in: Northside

The Percussion Park, a functional drum set composed of unorthodox materials, will allow for multiple players to participate and interact with sounds. The Percussion Park will be a vehicle for community engagement by activating unused space, bringing people together to create music and strengthening communities. Open to everyone, the percussion set will be installed in Price Hill.


Jasmine Humphries

Project: Who ‘They’ Is
Lives in: Avondale

Who ‘They’ Is will be a summer civic enrichment open to young students who will participate in a community design project in Avondale. Students will learn how to plan and manage a project, identify stakeholders, and get community buy-in. They will consequently uncover who “they” is along the way and will become empowered to work towards change in their
own communities.

Larry Malott

Project: Inter-dimensional Character Cavalcade // Lives in: Hebron 

Inter-dimensional Character Cavalcade ignites spontaneous theme-based parades, inviting the public to participate, while exploring new areas of the city. Parades will be a celebration of personality and self-expression, encouraging everyone to create their own costumes and honor the neighborhoods they live in. 


Nate May

Project: State
Lives in: Northside

State is a series of performances—featuring MUSE Women’s Choir, local singer Kate Wakefield, and other local musicians—that foster interest and understanding of the Appalachian migration to Cincinnati. 

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Gregory Norman & Kathye Lewis

Project: Let's Dance
Lives in: Westwood

Let’s Dance seeks to reinvigorate
Cincinnati’s long legacy of ballroom dancing, by introducing 5th and 6th grade students in South Avondale, to this artful medium.


Josiah Wolf, Liz Wolf & Matt Kotlarcyzk

Project: Space Walk
Lives in: Northside

Space Walk is a scaled outdoor model of
our solar system that prompts viewers to ponder the vastness of space. 

Kailah Ware

Project: 1 Degree of Separation
Lives in: Clifton

1 Degree of Separation is a mobile installation highlighting Cincinnati and the people who live here through the use of interactive audio and visual components.

Amy Scarpello & Abby Cornelius

Project: Plop!
Lives in: Brighton

Plop! is a temporary installation of giant
15-foot bean bags, bringing an element of engagement and fun to public spaces around the region.

Kevin Wright & Joe Nickol

Project: Neighborhood Playbook
Lives in: Bellevue

The Neighborhood Playbook is a step-by-step guide to local real estate development and public space activation in pioneering neighborhoods and emerging markets. 

Janet Creekmore, Ben Jason Neal & Melissa Mitchell

Project: POPP=DART
Lives in: Covington

POPP=DART is a 1963 Rainbow caravan travel trailer converted into a tiny mobile art gallery. POPP=DART provides the community with an introduction to affordable art in unexpected places, while also serving to elevate exposure and recognition for up and coming local artists.

Adam Gelter & Andrea Kern

Project: Everyone's Umbrella
Lives in: Over-the-Rhine

Everyone’s Umbrella poses a solution to a frequent problem; being caught in a downpour without an umbrella. This pop-up surprise engages local businesses and public spaces with Over-the-Rhine residents and visitors, brightening the city at times when it feels most dreary. Look out!

Globe Grantees

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Nina Wells

Project: King Me
Lives in: Madisonville

King Me is a platform for men of color to better understand their value in this world. NinaMDot believes in the power of portraiture and its effect on individuals. Birthed from MDot's theory "What you see is what you become," the objective of King Me is to restore the perception of these men by applying three elements: Positive mindset, Self-value and Restoration.

Julia Fischer

Project: Play Library
Lives in: Covington

Julia Fischer’s Play Library promotes imagination and development by encouraging positive play. Think of it as a library that lends toys instead of books. In the summer of 2016, children and adults alike will be able to check out safe, high-quality toys and games, bringing families and communities together through play. Come play!


Michael DeMaria

Project: Serendipity of Sound
Lives in:

Michael DeMaria’s Rube Goldberg inspired interactive installation, Serendipity of Sound, is driven primarily by the kinetic movement of ping pong balls. His engineering-marvel will highlight key aspects of Cincinnati’s history and cultural icons as well as emit musical sounds.
Get ready to be surprised!