SPACES offers project-based support through The Urgent Art Fund to Cuyahoga County artists, supported by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. This support may go toward production expenses and artist commissions for the creation of “urgent art” that is socially, politically, or culturally responsive. We are designating funds specifically for such projects taking place in the public realm, helping artists immediately engage their community in dialogue about the most pressing issues.
In addition to financial support— $4,000 awarded to 12 artists —SPACES will provide access to our on-site artist workshops that are outfitted with tools and equipment to facilitate the production process. SPACES Artist Initiatives Coordinator will also assist grantees in securing a public display space (outside of SPACES) in Cuyahoga County. Grantees will receive a one-year SPACES Membership, which gives them free access to networking and artist professional development opportunities throughout the year.
Projects MUST be completed by November 31st, 2022 regardless of date awarded.
This year artists will have the opportunity to apply quarterly. Each quarter, our jurors will select 4 artists to receive The Urgent Art Fund grant who will then have until November 31st to complete and display their project. Artists have the following quarterly deadlines to apply (apps accepted from 12am on opening date and end at 11:59PM on closing date):