The Urgent Art Fund

SPACES is currently accepting proposals. Artists living and working in Cuyahoga County may apply for funding to support politically, culturally, and/or socially responsive artist projects. Five selected projects will be awarded $5,000 + additional resources. Visit The Urgent Art Fund site to learn about past projects and get tips for applying. Applications are accepted until the first five grants are awarded, so get yours in today! The Urgent Art Fund is supported by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

The Satellite Fund

The Satellite Fund grant program has been temporarily refocused to serve artists affected by the current pandemic and economic crisis. Applications for The Satellite Fund Emergency Relief program (round two) are being accepted from May 20th through May 31st and selected artists will be notified in June. Apply HERE, through the Submittable online platform. 

Grants of up to $1,000 will be distributed to at least 50 local artists. Though previously ineligible, artists enrolled in degree granting programs may apply for emergency funds in this round. Awards are made based on a declaration of need and demonstrated visual arts practice. Only artists who have been significantly impacted by the current pandemic and economic crisis should apply.

This opportunity is part of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Regional Regranting Program, which awards grants to vibrant, under-the-radar artistic activity by partnering with leading cultural institutions in 14 communities across the country.

Residencies + Exhibitions

SPACES supports artistic research and development of international, national, and regional artists engaging in experimental projects. Our next open call for 2022 residency and exhbition opportunities will open in the fall. In the meantime check out the 2020 artist roster here.

Time-Based Arts

Our Time-Based Arts programming features new-to-Cleveland projects with duration as an essential dimension. This includes video and sound pieces, film, software-based art, performance, workshops, and celebrations! Check back soon for our next open call for digital projects. 


Basic benefits include invitations to members-only events, exhibition previews, and studio visits with Cleveland-area artists. Additional benefits include: 

  • Season Pass Members Show Eligibility
  • Fiscal Sponsorship Eligibility
  • First Choice on Monster Drawing Rally Time-Slots
  • SPACES Workshop Rentals
  • And More!

Learn more about benefits for members, and how to sign-up, HERE.

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