Here in North Shore Collinwood, we’re not only giving artists a great place to live … we’re putting them to work! We’ve developed a series of programs that help artists do what they do best … Make art.
We’ve launched a low-interest art space loan program to give creative people the ability to build their dream space. We’ve started up a $125,000 grant program that provides funding to neighborhood artists in support of their community art projects. And our neighborhood offers a ton of calls for artists for additional art projects that tackle neighborhood vacancy.
Funding for art is great, but we also believe artists need a place to call home. That’s why we offer artists who want to roll up their sleeves on rehab houses for as little as $8,500. For artists who prefer to leave the heavy lifting to us, we offer artists fully rehabbed, modernized and energy-efficient homes for as little as $75,000. Want a neighborhood storefront? We can help you with that, too. And once you’re in your space, we keep helping, with grants and loans for everything from fixing a leaky roof to weatherizing your home.
Beyond this, we also offer a range of services to help people get connected in the neighborhood and elsewhere in Cleveland. We help people work through their business start-up ideas, provide fiscal sponsorship services for artists who want to start a neighborhood community initiative and can get artists in contact with our arts anchors and groups like block clubs and merchant associations.
Check back on this page for detailed information about the program and new offerings for the artist community!