Through partnerships with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, and under the direction of Christina Vassallo, SPACES has developed an annual program that will distribute $85,000 to 15 artists in Cuyahoga County in 2019. Comprised of two separate regranting initiatives, The Satellite Fund and The Urgent Art Fund, the annual program will deliver grants and additional resources directly to artists, in order to support dream projects that speak to our current realities and equalize the distribution of arts funding in Cuyahoga County.

SPACES will offer project-based support through The Urgent Art Fund to Cuyahoga County artists. This support may go toward production expenses and artist commissions for the creation of "urgent art" that is socially, politically, or culturally responsive. By designating funds specifically for such projects taking place in the public realm, The Urgent Art Fund will help artists immediately engage their community in dialogue about the day's most pressing issues. SPACES will begin accepting proposals in January 2019. Five project-based grants, in the amount of $5,000 each, along with additional resources will be awarded throughout 2019. The Urgent Art Fund is supported by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. 

SPACES will support artistic research and development taking place in Cuyahoga County through The Satellite Fund. This opportunity is part of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Regional Regranting Program, which awards grants to vibrant, under-the-radar artistic activity by partnering with leading cultural institutions in 14 communities across the country. The Satellite Fund will offer ten $6,000 project-based grants to artists in Cuyahoga County; info sessions and the application deadline are scheduled for spring 2019. 


ABOUT SPACES: SPACES is the resource and public forum for artists who explore and experiment. SPACES develops an interconnected community through barrier-free access to contemporary culture and provides artists the freedom to create remarkable works of art that help us see the world in unexpected ways. Since 1978, SPACES has guided its audience to be inquisitive citizens by serving as a welcoming venue for dialogue that starts with cutting-edge art and extends to a myriad of relevant social issues.

ABOUT THE ANDY WARHOL FOUNDATION FOR THE VISUAL ARTS: In accordance with Andy Warhol's will, the mission of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts is the advancement of the visual arts. The Foundation manages an innovative and flexible grants program while also preserving Warhol's legacy through creative and responsible licensing policies and extensive scholarly research for ongoing catalogue raisonné projects. Established in 2007, the Regional Regranting Program has awarded $6.4 million in grants to organizations, which has resulted in $3.6 million in direct support of 848 artist projects to date. 

ABOUT CUYAHOGA ARTS AND CULTURE (CAC): CAC is one of the largest local public funders for arts and culture in the nation, helping hundreds of organizations in Cuyahoga County connect millions of people to cultural experiences each year. Cuyahoga County residents created Cuyahoga Arts & Culture in 2006 when they approved a tax on cigarettes to support arts and culture in our community.