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Welcome to Collinwood! If you haven’t heard yet, we have been spending the past decade making our neighborhood one of the strongest artist communities in the country. Street after street, musicians, photographers, writers and other artists are transforming our neighborhood into something great. With a great quality of life, a growing contemporary art scene and incredibly low cost-of-living, we are the perfect place for creative people to put down roots.

Collinwood’s Waterloo Arts and Entertainment District is a regional destination, bringing in tons of visitors to the neighborhood. The district is home to an eclectic mix of indie music venues and art galleries, the perfect place for artists young and old to launch their career or expand their practice. All of this sits just blocks away from miles of lakefront parks and streets lined with trees and large-historic houses.

Read on to find out how we can help you join our vibrant community, check out what happened at our awesome Welcome to Cleveland WeekendWant a deeper look at what exactly makes our arts community tick? Take a look at our photo tour of the merchants of the Waterloo Arts & Entertainment District. 

None of our artist support programs would be possible without the incredible support of funders both locally and nationally.

Our Artists in Residence program is a special partnership of the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture and Northeast Shores Development Corporation, made possible through the generous support of Leveraging Investments in Creativity, the Kresge Foundation, the Ford Foundation, NoteWorthy Federal Credit Union, the Educational Foundation of America, the George Gund Foundation, KeyBank, the Ohio Arts Council, Charter One Growing Communities and Dominion.

Our Collinwood Rising program is a special initiative of Northeast Shores, made possible through the generous support of the Kresge Foundation, ArtPlace and the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.


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