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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

Leigh Brooklyn is a figurative artist living and working in Cleveland. Her work largely centers on raising awareness of marginalized and underrepresented communities and people. Learn more about the story behind her militia women series, encouraging women to find their inner warrior.

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Upcoming Events

12/03/20 "Intellectual Property: Basics & Real Life Application” (VLA Bootcamp 2020: Part II)

12/10/20 Les Délices 2020-21 Concert Series: Noel, Noel

12/10/20 After the First Draft: Feedback and Revision

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

09/09/20 Beck Center Fall 2020 In-Person and Online Classes

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

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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.
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?