Our Mission

Ingenuity Cleveland ignites the creative spark among artists, entrepreneurs, and innovators through joy and collaboration in service to social progress.

For 15 years, Ingenuity has pushed boundaries, inspired audiences, and uplifted urban places. We are dedicated to civic pride and community engagement. We elevate people and places through the intersection of art & technology, creativity & innovation.

Ingenuity is a catalyst that revitalizes and reinterprets Cleveland.

We accomplish our mission at our annual IngenuityFest and all year long through:

  • Opportunities for musicians, artists, makers, and creatives of all stripes
  • Entrepreneurship Resources, Network-building, Impact Awards
  • Our Year-Round IngenuityLabs Incubator, providing tools, space, resources and a Likeminded Community
  • Interactive and Multimedia Artistic Projects
  • Inspiring and Unique Performances
  • Talks and Forums that Bring Together Creatives from All Walks of Life

We are founding members of the Hamilton Collaborative in the St. Clair-Superior neighborhood, a creative and economic hub home to the IngenuityLabs Incubator.

Our Core Values


Businesses, residents, experts and institutions join a dynamic community of arists and entrepreneurs as we work together at the intersection of placemaking, urban planning, programming and public process.



Through hands-on activities, peer-to-peer learning, and a distributed leadership model, we offer year-round opportunities to engage, learn and grow. Our Ignite! entrepreneurship program, incubator, microgrants, and workshops serve an intergenerational audience and reach even the littlest makers, igniting the creative spark for all.



We invest in building the conditions necessary for cross-pollination and growth. IngenuityLabs is not just a home for immersive installations or tinkering with tech. It is a vibrant network welcoming corporate partners, cutting edge artists, engineers, professionals and hobbyists alike, into a flexible, inclusive space stocked with talent, tools and resources.


That’s right, we said it! Ingenuity is driven by the joy of creating, and of doing it together. Need we say more?


Learn how we embody these values through our programs!