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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.

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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!

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Featured News

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 at  Downtown Cleveland Alliance, Karamu House, Destination Cleveland, LAND Studio, Cleveland…

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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 (both private and shared), 1-on-1 consulting, and…

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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 platform, and we continue…

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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 the COVID-19 tunnel here!

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Join Us & Be a Light at the End of the Tunnel!

April 2, 2020

Why Do You Need My Support? Like all nonprofits across the nation, Ingenuity Cleveland is confronted with overcoming challenges as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, but more importantly, we are focused on supporting the entrepreneurs, educators, creatives, and public initiatives that can help our immediate neighborhood and all of Cleveland recover swiftly and become…

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