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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

If you haven’t already heard the well-deserved buzz, Made Cleveland, the online multi-vendor marketplace for Cleveland artists and makers, has officially launched! A community-driven concept developed by Cleveland entrepreneur and thoughtful soul, Ash O’Connor, and a site designed by local artist, Deanna Dionne, Made Cleveland opened its online retail doors just a few short weeks ago (yes, during a global pandemic).

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Upcoming Events

07/13/20 Odyssey Program Online Summer Film Camp

07/13/20 2020 Inkubator Online Writing Conference - Literary Cleveland

07/13/20 The Life Cycle of a Novel

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

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

06/08/20 Beck Center Online Summer Camps and Classes

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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.