Welcome Editions (WE) are limited edition art objects designed by nationally recognized artists and fabricated by Cincinnati-based refugee and immigrant women. Often functional, affordable and always collectible, the editions appeal both to collectors of contemporary art and those seeking to support refugees. WE is facilitated by the contemporary art center, Wave Pool, Camp Washington, Ohio in association with its partner organization, the Welcome Project, a social enterprise supported by Heartfelt Tidbits. WE brings much needed employment and empowerment to local refugee and immigrant women and equally, it presents an opportunity to feature work by nationally regarded artists that is exclusive to Cincinnati. Both Heartfelt Tidbits and Wave Pool are non-profit 501-c-3 organizations and all profits from WE feed back into the growth of the Welcome Project. Linda Schwartz, with Alternate Projects, is a collaborator and the director of WE.
The first edition is in the making, scheduled to debut in December 2017.
The Welcome Editions program is funded by a grant from The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation.