Our Mission

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


Ingenuity is a catalyst that revitalizes and reinterprets Cleveland.

So...What Do You DO?

By animating Cleveland’s urban spaces with world-class, innovative experiences, Ingenuity provides a unique platform to explore the boundaries of art and technology.

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

  • Interactive and Multimedia Artistic Projects
  • Inspiring and Unique Performances
  • Talks and Forums that Bring Together Creatives from All Walks of Life

We are currently at home in the St. Clair-Superior neighborhood, where we are a leading partner in the newly established Hamilton Collaborative, an outward-facing creative and economic hub.

Our Core Values

Entrepreneurship & Education

In addition to an incubator that is home to 16 small businesses, we offer year-round, intergenerational programming for peer-to-peer learning, youth opportunities, and hands-on activities - for even the littlest makers! We also provide microgrants and 1-on-1 counseling to entrepreneurs and small businesses through our Ignite! Impact Awards.


Collaboration & Service

We work with community experts as partners to infuse creativity into the interconnected fields of placemaking, public art, urban planning, and public programming. We seek to meet, learn about, and create with those traditionally underrepresented in artistic and entrepreneurial programs.



We strive to keep our prgrams and events (like IngenuityFest and our annual Bal) fresh, diverse, and inventive by including our region's most cutting-edge artists, curators, and makers. Our Ingeneers also construct jaw-dropping showpieces (like 30-foot, rocking ships!) and immersive, otherworldly lanscapes!


Inspiration & Joy...and a Little Bit of Magic

What's the magic of Ingenuity? That's easy. People. Through the power of curiosity and imagination, our audience comes together as a force to create something greater than the sum of its parts. Our programs strive to inspire community action and use art to challenge perspectives.


Learn how we embody these values through our programs!


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