The Urgent Art Fund

We are not currently accepting proposals, however you can visit The Urgent Art Fund website to learn more about past projects, and get tips for applying here. 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. 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 was temporarily refocused for 2020, to better serve artists affected by the current pandemic and economic crisis. New applications for The Satellite Fund Emergency Relief program are not currently being accepted, and funds were 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 residency positions for 2021 and 2022 have already been filled. Stay tuned for future opportunities! 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!

Season Pass Members Exhibition 2021

SPACES is delighted to announce that we will host our Season Pass Members Exhibition  January 22, 2021. We are accepting submissions from all current Season Pass Members beginning November 24, 2020 through December 23, 2020. 

All completed submissions will be reviewed by guest juror, David Ramsey, founder of Higher Art Life and owner of Deep Roots Gallery. The recipient of the People's Choice Award will receive a portfolio review and studio visit from SPACES' Executive Director, Tizziana Baldenebro.

Unsure of your eligibility? Current members and new members are eligible to apply. Recipients of The Satellite Fund: Emergency Relief are eligible, as well as, 2020 Urgent Art Fund Recipients. Not a Season Pass Member? Sign up, here.


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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