Galaxy Background Overlay Ingenuity Cleveland White Cloud White Cloud White Cloud
Ingenuity Fest 2017 - Photo © Bob Perkoski
Ingenuity Fest 2017 - Photo © Bob Perkoski

Welcome to Ingenuity

Ingenuity Cleveland ignites the creative spark among artists, entrepreneurs, and innovators through joy and collaboration to foster community progress.

For 15 years, the annual IngenuityFest has pushed boundaries, inspired audiences, and uplifted urban places. At our year-round home in St. Clair-Superior we nurture makers, doers, and learners of all types, welcoming the neighborhood and all Clevelanders to come and fire up their imagination.

Announcing!

Celebrating Cleveland's Juneteenth: Freedom Fest in Downtown CLE!

Celebrating Cleveland's Juneteenth: Freedom Fest in Downtown CLE!

HEADLINE PERFORMANCES BY GRAMMY AWARD WINNING TALENT, MAINSTAGE ENTERTAINMENT BY KARAMU HOUSE AND A FIREWORKS FINALE BY CL3 ALLIANCE! 

Residents and visitors who attend the family-friendly Juneteenth festivities will experience a full-day of cultural and educational programming, show-stopping performances, and more on Downtown Cleveland’s Mall C

Celebrating Cleveland's Juneteenth: Freedom Fest in Downtown CLE!

Celebrating Cleveland's Juneteenth: Freedom Fest in Downtown CLE!

PERFORMANCES BY TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON + SOCIAL SCIENCE AND LISA FISCHER, PLUS MUMU FRESH, KARAMU HOUSE, AND LOCAL FAVORITES!

Set to take place on Saturday, June 19 from 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. on Mall C in the heart of Downtown Cleveland, the city-wide, family-friendly celebration and commemoration of Juneteenth will feature headline performances by GRAMMY Award winning performers Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science and Lisa Fischer, and GRAMMY nominated Mumu Fresh; “Freedom on Juneteenth: Songs of Liberation,” a mainstage performance by Karamu House, the country’s oldest Black producing theatre; and a fireworks finale made possible by CL3 Alliance, the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Browns, and Cleveland Indians.

Celebrating Cleveland's Juneteenth: Freedom Fest in Downtown CLE!

Celebrating Cleveland's Juneteenth: Freedom Fest in Downtown CLE!

VENDORS, COMMUNITY EXHIBITORS, HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES, ART + FUN 'N GAMES!

Festivities will also include the JACK Casino vendor village to spotlight Black businesses and entrepreneurs; community programming and education supported by The Sherwin-Williams Company, The Good Community Foundation and AKA Team Construction; and spoken-word performances, interactive art demonstrations, food trucks, and beverage concessions.

Hip! Hooray! Announcing Neighborhood Partner Programs

Hip! Hooray! Announcing Neighborhood Partner Programs

INGENUITY ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVES WITH FAMICOS FOUNDATION, SAINT CLAIR SUPERIOR DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, BIKE CLEVELAND AND CHEERS LAKEFRONT DEVELOPMENT STUDY! 

Join the Brighter Future Campaign!

Times may seem dark, but you and your organization can help light the way.  More than ever, your help today means resilience and rebirth for our entire community as we enter the 2021 programming season.

When you support Ingenuity, you're not just bolstering the mission, programs, and day-to-day operations of one organization - you are reaching all of our IngenuityLabs Incubator tenants, Ignite! Impact Award winners, and Ingeneers, too!

Through these unusual times, Ingenuity has been hard at work on socially distanced programming, IngenuityLabs upgrades, virtual offerings, equity-building initiatives and more. In 2021, expect more from our #VoicesofCLE public art initiative to amplify voices of color across Cleveland, our new Ignite! Neighbor Nights launching in Saint Clair Superior in partnership with Famicos Foundation and Saint Clair Superior CDC, monthly offerings from partners at 48 Hour Virtual Music Fest, and announcements about a super special time IngenuityFest weekend, September 24-26, 2021!

Help be a Light at the End of the Tunnel!

Screen Shot 2021-04-25 at 9.23.04 PM

Featured News

Participatory Democracy and YOU!

Participatory Democracy and YOU!

July 22, 2020
In 2020, making your voice heard is more important than ever. Today’s challenges – from the novel Coronavirus to the current political atmosphere – are both new, and the same as always. At every period in history, it is the brave voices that fight systemic inequality, fear, ignorance...
Special Announcement: #VoicesofCLE

Special Announcement: #VoicesofCLE

June 15, 2020
What is #VoicesofCLE? Amplifying voices in our community, especially those of color, is more important than ever. Based on the ideas for activism and activation that some of our followers submitted a few weeks ago, and inquiries from business owners downtown, we have joined ranks with our friends...
Igniting Hope!

Igniting Hope!

June 8, 2020
We bet you remember hearing about (and hopefully attending!) our informal, come-as-you-are Ignite! Entrepreneurship Lecture Series. That program still exists, but did you know that in 2019 we expanded Ignite! into a parent program that now includes the Ignite! Impact Awards?Created to help aspiring entrepreneurs get started, these awards offer seed funding, workshop space...
Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

June 1, 2020
We want to be part of the solution.Please note that the Minnesota Freedom Fund has requested that donations be redirected to the family of George Floyd, Black Visions, Reclaim The Block, and local organizations, such as the Columbus Freedom Fund. Lastly, we are always here to listen and provide...
A Letter to Our Community Amid COVID-19

A Letter to Our Community Amid COVID-19

May 15, 2020
Please take a moment read our letter to the Ingenuity Community about our hopes, ideas, and plans during the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope you and yours are healthy and safe during these difficult times! Find out more about how you can be a light at the end of...

Stay in Touch & Join Us!

If you’d like to stay in touch with Ingenuity and receive information about our programs and opportunities, Join Our Mailing List!

Your participation is especially critical as we continue to grow at our new home and build it into an innovation hub; if you’d like to help generate a self-sustaining culture of creativity in Cleveland, Make a Donation or Become a Member!

To receive information specific to our volunteer-driven group of artists and collaborators who meet weekly, Join the Ingeneers!

You can also learn about our year-round opportunities by clicking the button below!