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For Artists

SPACES provides project-based funding, exhibition and residency opportunities, access to tools and workspace, and fiscal sponsorship for cultural producers of all kinds.


The Satellite Fund

SPACES supports artistic research and development taking place in Cuyahoga County through The Satellite Fund. 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. The 2019 application process is now closed and we will announce the grantees in late July. Check back in April for 2020 application details. 

The Urgent Art Fund

In 2019, SPACES accepted proposals on a rolling basis, from artists living and working in Cuyahoga County, for projects that are politically, culturally, and/or socially responsive. Five project-based grants, in the amount of $5,000 + access to tools and additional resources, were awarded from a pool of nearly 50 applications. The Urgent Art Fund was supported by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture in 2019 and we hope to renew this opportunity in 2020; check back for details.

Exhibitions + Residencies

SPACES supports artistic research and development of international, national, and regional artists engaging in experimental projects. We also award one Art Writer residency per year. The application process for all 2020 exhibition and residency opportunities has closed. If you are interested in being supported through these programs during the 2021 season, please check back in September 2019 and submit an application through the Open Call process. 

Workshop Rentals

The SPACES Clean and Dirty Workshops are ideal for artists who need a space and equipment to realize their vision, but don’t have regular access to tools. These workshops are designed specifically for artists, arts workers, carpenters, and freelancers who are involved in the creative sector. For more information and to make a reservation click here

Fiscal Sponsorship

Do you lack tax exempt status and need to raise funds for an artistic project? No problem! Apply for fiscal sponsorship through SPACES here.

Artist Members

By becoming a SPACES Season Pass member, you'll be eligible to show your work in the Season Pass Members Show this November (juried by Courtenay Finn, Chief Curator, moCa). Basic benefits also include: invitations to members-only events, exhibition previews, and studio visits with Cleveland-area artists. Learn more about benefits for members here.

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