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Artists and creative workers are at the core of the creative industries and a significant part of the gig economy. They do not benefit from paid sick leave and other forms of paid time off. Cancelled gigs mean no pay, and with little safety net, that puts our creatives at risk. View resources for artists and arts professionals.

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Artist Spotlight

Hedwiga Wood is a curious individual, so much so she ended up singing solos in choirs, walking the runway, drawing fashion illustrations, painting in acrylics, and in the past two years, modeling in 3d.

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Upcoming Events

04/12/21 Cleveland Act Now (CAN) Academy: Fantasy! - Juniors

04/12/21 2021 Creative Ohio Advocacy Summit

04/13/21 Reader Series: Two Books on Ruth Bader Ginsburg

09/15/20 TMP School of Dance 2020-2021 Season

01/05/21 Read Like a Writer: Short Fiction

01/09/21 Reader Series: A Year of James Baldwin

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The Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute
Use your creative skills in new contexts. See opportunities in the challenge. Solve problems and change the game. AEI considers your "business" a means for you to keep creating and sharing your work - earning a living as you do so.

What is your biggest challenge as a working artist?

When do you come up with the best ideas?

Reinberger Auditorium
Buying property can be a tough process if you don’t know where to get started. That’s why we partnered with Northeast Shores, ArtHome and Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland to launch a new Homeowner Handbook to get you on your way.
Money Museum - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Structuring the best plan for managing your finances as an artist or creative professional may seem daunting. This guide contains a general overview of some accounting principles and financial practices.