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

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 16 communities across the country. 

The Satellite Fund grant program has been temporarily refocused for 2020, to better serve artists affected by the current pandemic and economic crisis. Applications for The Satellite Fund Emergency Relief program were accepted in two rounds, with funds disbursed in May and June. Grants of up to $1,000 were awarded to over 110 area artists. Awards are made based on a declaration of need and demonstrated visual arts practice. These funds were awarded to artists who were significantly impacted by the current pandemic and economic crisis. Additional funding for the Emergency Artist Grant program came from The Cleveland Foundation, The Takeyama Fund at the Cleveland Foundation, and by Susan Murray and Don Harvey. 

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. In 2020, we began commissioning new digital artifacts for our SPACEStation Series, too!


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

  • Season Pass Members Exhibition Eligibility
  • Access to Behind-the-Scenes Events
  • First Choice on Monster Drawing Rally Time-Slots
  • SPACES Professional Development Opportunities
  • And More!

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

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