The Urgent Art Fund

SPACES offers project-based support through the Urgent Art Fund to Cuyahoga County artists/collectives for the creation of “urgent art” that is socially, politically, and/or culturally responsive.

In addition to financial support— $4,000 awarded to 12 artists/collectives — SPACES will provide grant recipients access to on-site art production facilities, mentorship and network opportunities, an artist level SPACES ArtsPass membership and Assembly for the Arts membership

Applications will be received through two cycles:

  • Cycle One: Applications accepted from February 16 - April 15, 2024 (six artists to be awarded)
  • Cycle Two: Application accepted from May 20 - July 22, 2024 (six artists to be awarded)

The Urgent Art Fund is administered by SPACES and supported by residents of Cuyahoga County and Assembly for the Arts through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

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The Satellite Fund

Administered by SPACES and supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Satellite Fund is an opportunity for Cuyahoga County visual artists/collectives, curators, and cultural producers to create a public visual art project in Cuyahoga County.

The Satellite Fund is intended for artists at any and all stages of their career with a strong vision and demonstrated ability to complete the proposed project. The scope is purposefully broad; we want this opportunity to be as accessible and far-reaching as possible.

In addition to financial support --$12,000 awarded to 5 visual artists/collectives. SPACES will provide grant recipients access to on-site art production facilities, mentorship, network opportunities, and a SPACES ArtsPass membership.

Applications Open: May 6, 2024

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Artists Forward Fund

Supported by Cleveland Foundation and administered by SPACES, the Artists Forward Fund awards $2000 in unrestricted funding to visual artists living and working in Cuyahoga County. Adapting a pay-it-forward structure, recipients of this micro-grant are selected by the previous years’ Artists Forward Fund recipients.

SPACESArtist Membership

Benefits include free access to SPACES professionalization workshops and ArtsPass, a cross-organization artist-level membership with Zygote Press and Praxis Fiber Workshop. ArtsPass provides access to workshop discounts and open studio hours. 


Residencies + Exhibitions

SPACES supports artistic research and development of international, national, and regional artists engaging in experimental projects. Sign up for our eNews or follow us on social media to learn about upcoming opportunities and open calls.

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