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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 Urgent Art Fund

SPACES is accepting proposals on a rolling basis, from artists living and working in Cuyahoga County beginning January 2, 2020, 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, will be awarded! The Urgent Art Fund is supported by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

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. Check back in April for 2020 application details. Grantees will be announced in late July!

2022 Residency + Exhibition

SPACES supports artistic research and development of international, national, and regional artists engaging in experimental projects. The 2021 open call is now closed, stay tuned for updates on 2022 residency and exhbition opportunities. In the meantime check out the 2020 artist roster here.


Basic benefits include: invitations to members-only events, exhibition previews, and studio visits with Cleveland-area artists. Learn more about benefits for members here.

Season Pass Members Show

Check back in September for 2020 application details. Meanwhile, check out 2019's Season Pass Members Show here, juried by Courtenay Finn, Chief Curator, MoCa!

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.

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