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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

Cleveland, meet Megan Kuhar! Assistant professor of Music Technology at Baldwin Wallace University, Megan is not only a musician herself (a percussionist performing in The Commonwealth), but also runs a branding coach biz for musicians, online course, Fan Finder and podcast “I help musicians learn about branding, marketing, technology and social media and how to build their brand online,” she says.

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Upcoming Events

05/28/20 Building a Case for Support | Key Trends & Fundraising FYIs


05/28/20 Understanding Financial Health & Planning Ahead

03/10/20 Let's Get Physical - Drawing Workshops w/ Robin VanLear

03/27/20 Final Fridays at the Art Acts Studio

04/18/20 Displacement: The Literature of Forced Migration - Online Class

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How do you budget for what you need and then build a strategy to seek the funding required to complete your work? In this section we will discuss some “tried and true” and “known and new” ways that artists can find the funds they need to make it all happen.
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.