Consulting & Commissions

Ingenuity provides a variety of services in the interconnected fields of placemaking, public art, urban planning, design & public programming. Our approach is to engage stakeholders and unite community partners and residents through creative approaches that amplify local voices, elevate artistic expression, and build a sense of ownership and pride to create lasting positive outcomes.

We deliver large-scale commissioned artworks, which can be built collaboratively by and for the  communities in which they are placed; plan and implement community events start-to-finish; enliven public process through our unique approach to outreach & engagement; consult on placemaking and public art strategies and best practices; provide logistical & operations support; and even assist in grant writing and fundraising to support joint efforts. For examples of community-created physical installations we can coordinate, please see here. Please don’t hesitate to inquire about our services at emily@ingenuitycleveland.org.

Cleveland Maker Faire

Cleveland Maker Faire

In 2013, Ingenuity Cleveland partnered with Cleveland Public Library to bring you the area’s first (Mini) Maker Faire, allowing people of all ages to learn, discover, create, and play along with “makers” and creators from the region’s business, non-profit, and scholastic sectors. We helped the event grow and thrive through...
CLE Maker City

CLE Maker City

Since our inception, Ingenuity has been a leader in Cleveland’s Maker Movement, launching Cleveland’s Mini Maker Faire in 2012. Since then we’ve partnered with Cleveland Public Library in the ongoing creative evolution of this event, programmed dozens of other maker-centric events and activities in town, and represented Cleveland nationally as...
Programming on Public Square

Programming on Public Square

Ingenuity curated a range of kid-friendly activities ranging from creative movement classes to art activities to game design for a summer-long programming series on Cleveland’s newly redesigned public square. Additionally, Ingenuity provided costumed characters and roaming performers for various ceremonies and events.
Burning River & Cuyahoga 50

Burning River & Cuyahoga 50

Ingenuity specializes in creating teams of artists who work in fire and light. For the 50th Anniversary of the Cuyahoga River Fire, Cleveland’s Office of Sustainability partnered with the Burning River Foundation and dozens of organizations to create a full weekend of experience. Ingenuity provided projection mapping and custom-built waterborne...
Brite Winter

Brite Winter

As long-time collaborators with the Brite Cleveland organization, Ingenuity expands Brite’s mission to bring light to the darkest months of Cleveland by extending the reach of Brite’s artistic programming into a months-long community-driven process of ideation, design, and collaborative creation. Working with the Brite team, Ingenuity hosts a series of...
Literary Lots

Literary Lots

The brainchild of visionary Kauser Ravzi, Literary Lots brings programming centered around literacy to Cleveland’s most-in-need neighborhoods. In 2019, Ingenuity partnered with Soulcraft Cleveland to produce the programming and pop-up environment which brought the season’s central book “The Wild Robot” to life. From cozy reading nooks and forest hideouts to...
Moreland Rising

Moreland Rising

From 2016 to 2018, Ingenuity consulted with the City of Shaker Heights on multifaceted initiative to bring arts and entrepreneurship to Shaker’s historic Moreland neighborhood. As partners and consultants to the department of Neighborhood Revitalization, the Dealership (formerly Shaker Launchhouse) and the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, our work involved issuing...