Ingenuity Announces Artistic Programming, Exhibitions, and More for 14th Annual IngenuityFest: FuturePast, September 28-30, 2018

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Contact:
Hannah Maier
Marketing & Development Manager, Ingenuity Cleveland
hannah@ingenuitycleveland.org
216-589-9444 x402

For Immediate Release – 9/19/2018

Ingenuity Announces Artistic Programming, Exhibitions, and More for 14th Annual IngenuityFest: FuturePast, September 28-30, 2018

Cleveland, OH (September 19th, 2018) – Following last week’s announcement of its headlining performance acts OSHUN, Dressy Bessy and Squonk’s Pneumatica, Ingenuity Cleveland is thrilled to release details of its artistic programming and exhibitions for the 2018 IngenuityFest, Cleveland’s longest running festival of art and technology. IngenuityFest is celebrating its 14th year with the theme FuturePast: a reimagined future of community and human-centered technologies paying homage to Cleveland’s industrial heritage and the former factory (now the Hamilton Collaborative) that Ingenuity calls home.

Ingenuity’s programming centers on IngenuityLabs, the organization’s year-round home within the Hamilton Collaborative, and the site of its key programs including the IngenuityLabs Incubator. Projects by more than a dozen Incubator tenants will be on display, including the Time Traveler’s Emporium by Astrocelt, interactive offerings from the Makers Alliance, and MAYA by Dave Biro’s newly launched Cleveland Design Studios – a large scale metal sculpture supported by Ingenuity Cleveland and the MPB Charitable Foundation.

Notable collaborations also include incubator tenant Fire and Light Performing Art’s multi-prop performances and MorrisonDance’s newest version of its ground-breaking vertical dance collaboration with Ingenuity, entitled DancEscapes of the Future/Past, both of which will perform Friday and Saturday night. Longtime festival favorite Tesla Orchestra has teamed up with Plasmosis, Skuda Productions and Muséus Project, along with Ingenuity Cleveland’s Ingeneers – a group of artists, engineers, designers, builders and volunteers who meet weekly in IngenuityLabs – to produce new multimedia performances.

Other projects by the Ingeneers include landscapes to play, build, climb and dig in, including an archeology pit full of hidden treasures, led by Nelson Morris.

Technology offerings include Casual VR by IngenuityLabs member Ross Bochnek, Cleveland Game Developers, and artists George Berlin (Patchy Projects, Chicago) and longtime Ingenuity exhibitor Jared Bendis, who blend gaming and digital innovation with interactive installation art.

Younger attendees can enjoy a dedicated youth area – the Ingenuity Unplugged Trading Post and Imaginarium – full books, games, make n’ take crafts to help suit young Time Travelers. There, weary young’uns will also find a plush tent to take a break from the rigors of the wider festival. Artists Lindsay Stefans and Brad Civic also celebrate quiet contemplation with meditative installations.

Other youth-friendly activities include the Projection Play Place by Owen Lowery and a wide range of hands-on exhibits from partners like the Cleveland Museum of Art and Cleveland Public Library in Makers Mecca.

Ingenuity will once again welcome guests to the Forest Foundry, a former scrapyard blooming with new life thanks to a partnership with Rust Belt Riders, who will demonstrate a variety of sustainable technologies. Forest Foundry also pays homage to its industrial roots with large-scale works of metal and fire, including the Incendia Experience (Atlanta), The Urban Forge, and sculptural collaborations between Megan Shane and Kai Wick Studios, which engage youth in the creation of fabricated works including a Mobile Front Porch. Lastly, the Ministry of Butterflies will return, this year bringing an assortment of colorful hands-on activities demonstrating the power of air, gravity and water.

After all the excitement of a day spent navigating these Future Frontiers, Ingenuity is excited to welcome guests to the Nuclear Future, featuring Day-Glo Black-Light Mini Golf, the Makers Alliance Paint Pendulum, and the tongue-in-cheek Nuclear Beach – an interactive splash pad and place to lounge. Populated by extra-colorful colorful sea creatures and sustainability exhibitors, this large Fest village bears gentle reminders to take care of our planet. Keep an eye out for Drift Lab natural fibers on Saturday, Collinwood Painted Rain Barrel Project on Sunday, and the Cuyahoga County Office of Sustainability.

The festival is held Friday September 28th from 5 pm – 1am; Saturday September 29th from 12 pm – 1 am; and Sunday September 30th from 12 pm – 5 pm. Tickets are $5/Adult, $10/Weekend, and children 12 and under are free. Dozens of local artisan vendors will peddle their wares, and local food vendors will provide a variety of choices, including vegan and vegetarian.

Ingenuity strives for zero waste, and will provide composting and recycling services throughout the festival site in collaboration with Rust Belt Riders. Bottled water will not be available for purchase – please bring your own reusable water bottle or purchase one of ours to fill up for free throughout the site. Beverages are provided at 3 full bars, in proud partnership with local brands Watershed Distillery, ManCan, Platform Beer, Masthead, and Market Garden Brewery.

For more details, stay tuned to www.ingenuitycleveland.com and https://www.facebook.com/ingenuitycleveland/, where a complete programming schedule will be released. To get involved, please visit http://ingenuitycleveland.com/volunteer/ and to sign up to help make 2018 the year of connection and creativity!

About Ingenuity Cleveland:
Ingenuity’s mission is to ignite the creative spark where; the arts, science, and technology intersect. 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 do this through our outreach, creative partnerships, and events, including our annual IgenuityFest.

Ingenuity is a nonprofit organization now entering its 14th season and is funded by The Educational Foundation of America, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, the Ohio Arts Council, The Cleveland Foundation, Gund Foundation, Cleveland Scene as well as many other businesses, non-profits, and private individuals.

About The Hamilton Collaborative: 
The Hamilton Collaborative redefines growth and innovation as an open and intentional community, managed cooperatively, providing resources, knowledge, tools, and space. Built by a group of like-minded organizations transforming the former Osborn Manufacturing Company in St Clair Superior into an outward-facing community hub, it currently comprises Ingenuity Cleveland, Soulcraft Woodshop, Skidmark Garage, Rust Belt Riders, Rebuilders Xchange, Architecture Office, 3 Barn Doors, and MorrisonDance.

Ingenuity Announces Performance Lineup for 14th Annual IngenuityFest: FuturePast, September 28-30, 2018

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Contact:
Hannah Maier
Marketing & Development Manager, Ingenuity Cleveland
hannah@ingenuitycleveland.org
216-589-9444 x402

 

For Immediate Release – 9/10/2018

Ingenuity Announces Performance Lineup for 14th Annual IngenuityFest: FuturePast, September 28-30, 2018

Cleveland, OH (September 10th, 2018) – Ingenuity Cleveland is thrilled to announce its music lineup for this year’s IngenuityFest, Cleveland’s longest running festival of art and technology. With musical acts from all around the world, the 2018 Festival aims to be the most intriguing to date, and provide Cleveland with a collection of the most impressive musical features in the festival’s recent history.

IngenuityFest 2018 will be held at its year-round home in The Hamilton Collaborative (located at 5401 Hamilton Ave). The event will be a bustling 3 days full of surprising talent, featuring headlining sets from rising superstars OSHUN from Washington, DC (Friday), the dimension-defying Squonk Opera from Pittsburgh, PA (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), and the always amazing Dressy Bessy from Denver, CO (Saturday). Equally intriguing performers include: Mourning [A] BLKstar (Cleveland, OH) Illuminati Hotties (Los Angeles, CA), Champagne Superchillin’ (Brooklyn, NY, by way of France), Saint Sister (Dublin, Ireland), Herzog (Cleveland, OH), EYE (Columbus, OH), The Burning Peppermints (Birmingham, AL), and a nightly dance party featuring collaborations and new music from some of Cleveland and Akron’s most exciting new DJs and producers including Muséus Project and Mind.e.

Going into its 14th Festival year, Ingenuity announced earlier this year that the 2018 Festival theme is “FuturePast”. The theme was chosen to celebrate the return of cherished traditions melded with the drive towards progress, forging a reimagined future of community, localism, and human-centered technologies. It represents a homecoming in many ways: the former industrial facility reawakening with new art and manufacturing, whimsical ideation, and a hum of imagination from the many renaissance thinkers who call the Hamilton Collaborative home.

“I’m incredibly proud of this year’s music schedule. It’s one of the most diverse, unique, and engaging lineups our city has seen in a while and I can’t wait to showcase these artists from around the world who are creating distinctive art experiences,” says James Carol (of Cleveland Music City), head of music booking for IngenuityFest.”

Artistic Director Emily Appelbaum commented, “We’re thrilled to welcome back Ingenuity Favorites Squonk Opera, a regional treasure that truly embodies the intersection of art and technology, and specifically this year’s theme of Future/Past. Our music lineup compliments a robust selection of other multimedia performance exhibiting the diversity and excitement of Cleveland’s movement landscape. Offerings include IngenuityLabs’ own sci-fi performance group Astrocelt; NEOS Dance Theater; aerial dance and acrobatics from Be Studio and Shanty Circus; The Adverb Project of Verb Ballets, Tribe Ostara, Stratosphere, and a performance collaboration with Glo Cleveland. The Ingenuity Cabaret will return feature a range of local and variety acts, including The Manhattan Project Cleveland Lab performance group, while the brand new Time Travelers Tavern will be a place to relax to jazz and spoken word. Additionally, MorrisonDance will present the newest version of its ground-breaking vertical dance collaboration with Ingenuity, entitled DancEscapes of the Future/Past.”

For more details, stay tuned to www.ingenuitycleveland.com and https://www.facebook.com/ingenuitycleveland/, where a complete programming schedule will be released. To get involved, please visit http://ingenuitycleveland.com/volunteer/ and to sign up to help make 2018 the year of connection and creativity!

About Ingenuity Cleveland:
Ingenuity’s mission is to ignite the creative spark where; the arts, science, and technology intersect. 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 do this through our outreach, creative partnerships, and events, including our annual IgenuityFest.

Ingenuity is a nonprofit organization now entering its 14th season and is funded by The Educational Foundation of America, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, the Ohio Arts Council, The Cleveland Foundation, Gund Foundation, Cleveland Scene as well as many other businesses, non-profits, and private individuals.

About The Hamilton Collaborative: 
The Hamilton Collaborative redefines growth and innovation as an open and intentional community, managed cooperatively, providing resources, knowledge, tools, and space. Built by a group of like-minded organizations transforming the former Osborn Manufacturing Company in St Clair Superior into an outward-facing community hub, it currently comprises Ingenuity Cleveland, Soulcraft Woodshop, Skidmark Garage, Rust Belt Riders, Rebuilders Xchange, Architecture Office, 3 Barn Doors, and MorrisonDance.

About OSUHN
OSHUN is an independent Hip-Hop / Soul duo and the sonic manifestation of Afrofuturism. Using digital and acoustic sounds, heavy drums and bass, and ambient harmonic textures, OSHUN connects with the spirit of their ancestors to manifest a sweeter tomorrow for us all.

Since the release of their debut mixtape ASASE YAA in 2015, OSHUN has amassed a social following of over 150k people between Youtube, Instagram, and Facebook alone. They’ve been recognized by media heavy hitters such as Billboard, Rolling Stone, The FADER, Viceland, Huffington Post, NPR, Essence, and Vogue (just to name a few). They’ve also performed throughout the U.S. and Brazil all while remaining full-time college students at NYU.

It’s been a wonderful journey and now that these young goddesses have graduated college, they are transitioning into the next phase of manifesting their purpose.

Press Release: Ingenuity Announces Featured Programming for 14th Annual IngenuityFest

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For Immediate Release – 8/15/18

Contact:
Hannah Maier,
Marketing & Development Manager
216-589-9444 x402
hannah@ingenuitycleveland.org

 

Ingenuity Announces Featured Programming for 14th Annual IngenuityFest: FuturePast, September 28-30, 2018

Cleveland, OH (August 15, 2018) Ingenuity Cleveland announced earlier this year that the 14th annual IngenuityFest 2018: FuturePast will again take place at the Hamilton Collaborative at 5401 Hamilton Avenue in St Clair Superior. IngenuityFest is a three-day, large-scale festival of creativity and innovation, offering dance performances, interactive art installations, maker activities, live music, artisan vendors, local food and more.

This year’s Festival highlights the work of The Ingeneers, Ingenuity’s volunteer-driven artist community who meet every week in the space to imagine and have created the colorful mash-ups of historical themes and eras that will greet visitors throughout the festival.

Ingenuity’s Artistic Director, Emily Appelbaum, said the following about this year’s programming, “The FuturePast theme was chosen to celebrate innovation throughout the ages and the great thinkers who have pushed the boundaries of imagination. This year’s Fest creates a retro-futuristic dreamscape, with areas like Lava Lounge and Dino’s Den (complete with archeology pit), the Time Traveler’s Tavern, and Future Fronteirs. The Hamilton Collaborative will come alive with the hum of imagination from hundreds of creators, as well as the dozen permanent creative businesses who call the collaborative home.”

IngenuityFest 2018 also welcomes favorite artists and villages from Festivals past, and is especially excited to feature:

Squonk Opera, returning to IngenuityFest with Pneumatica spectacular: an event all about air, while live original music that permeates the surrounding air, inflatables pump up and immerse the audience. As the Squnokers play their instruments, tentacles and other spectacles grow to form the 40-foot tall Lady Pneumatica.

OSHUN, an independent Hip-Hop / Soul duo and the sonic manifestation of Afrofuturism. Using digital and acoustic sounds, heavy drums and bass, and ambient harmonic textures, OSHUN connects with the spirit of their ancestors to manifest a sweeter tomorrow for us all.

A myriad of dance types from local groups and site-specific works created for the multi-surface sculptural Tesseract stage, including Changing Landscapes: an artistic collaboration between Ingenuity and MorrisonDance, and the continuation of the groundbreaking 2017 IngenuityFest collaboration, Leaping Off the Wall.

New youth programming including youth vendors from the Young Entrepreneurs Institute, and the Ingenuity Unplugged Trading Post, where young voyagers can plan their journey, craft the accoutrements needed for time travel, visit kid-friendly vendors, or take a much-needed break in a kid-friendly quiet zone.

IngenuityLabs, our growing incubator providing tools, space and networking opportunities with an eye toward fostering entrepreneurship, especially among traditionally excluded populations, and connecting local entrepreneurs with the region’s young adults.

Projects from more than a dozen 2018 IngenuityLabs incubator members will be featured, including our newest additions:
MAYA project by Dave Biro/Cleveland Design Studios
Tesla Orchestra
AstroCelt
Matthew Hummel and Nate Clark Fire Arts
MetalMorphosis
Ronald Nelson Mobile Food Trailers
Makers Alliance
Fire and Light Performing Arts
Madeline Finn Music
Heyman Productions by Ryan Kinney

IngenuityFest: FuturePast will also continue to showcase sustainability initiatives, including Mechanique Biotique, the rebirth of a former scrapyard onsite, now a blooming teaching garden, in partnership with Rust Belt Riders. We feature bike parking and activities from local groups, and strive toward zero waste in all our activities.

Admittance to the Festival is $5 for a one-day pass and $10 for the weekend. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets to IngenuityFest are on sale now at ingenuityfest2018.eventbrite.com.

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About Ingenuity Cleveland:

Ingenuity ignites the creative spark of creativity among artists, entrepreneurs & innovators of all types through joy and collaboration, in service to civic progress.

Ingenuity is a nonprofit organization now entering its 13th season and is funded by The Educational Foundation of America, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, the Ohio Arts Council, Dominion Energy Ohio, Case Western Reserve University, Forest City Enterprises, Medical Mutual of Ohio, Cleveland Scene as well as many other businesses, non-profits, and private individuals.

Ingenuity Cabaret: Featuring YOU!

SPREAD THE WORD! Each year, we provide the opportunity for Ingenuity’s most important performers – YOU – to get up on stage and share their stuff. Everyone from comedians to mimes, DJs to cantankerous puppets . . . and after dark, we’ll get a little more daring for those with a later bedtime.

If you have an act to share, or if your interested in hosting, let us know! Our hosts/emcees keep the crowd entertained between acts, keep the show running on time, and may even entertain audience s with a few impromptu games. Performers may propose all sorts of acts, as long as they are off beat and awesome!

Sign up at bit.ly/ingenuitycabaret

PRESS RELEASE: IngenuityFest 2018: Future Past

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Contact:
Hannah Maier
Marketing and Development Manager, Ingenuity Cleveland
hannah@ingenuitycleveland.org
216.589.9444 x402

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 7/26/2018

IngenuityFest 2018 is September 28-30 at the Hamilton Collaborative in St. Clair Superior!
Local Makers, Artists, and Vendors can still join the spectacle!

July 26, 2018 – (Cleveland, OH) Ingenuity’s 13th annual IngenuityFest will once again welcome thousands of visitors to the Hamilton Collaborative (5401 Hamilton Avenue) in St. Clair-Superior, September 28-30, 2018. The festival will present a range of performances and activities including dance, music, interactive exhibits, hands-on maker activities, local vendors, and more. In addition, a new cohort of IngenuityLabs projects, incubating artists and entrepreneurs on site, will be showcased. Offerings from local food vendors and Cleveland breweries will be available.  Admission to the event is $5 per day or $10 for the weekend for adults. The festival is free to kids 12 and under.

This year, Ingenuity’s theme of “FuturePast” celebrates the return of cherished traditions melded with the drive toward progress, forging a reimagined future. It will feature a mash-up of old-school technology and a newfound emphasis on community & localism, plus glimpses into the future as it was envisioned at various points throughout the ages. It is a homecoming in many ways, celebrating a former industrial facility reawakening with new art and manufacturing, whimsical ideation, and a hum of imagination from the many renaissance thinkers who call the Hamilton Collaborative home. It will feature new festival villages such as The Great Hall of Ages, as well as previous favorites: IndusTree Alley, Makers Mecca, ARTchiTECHtonica, Forest Foundry, Music Meadow and more.

Ingenuity is celebrating the completion of its first full year in the Hamilton Collaborative, a maker hub and co-working space that serves the entire community with programming and educational opportunities for children and adults. In 2018, Ingenuity will continue to work with collaborative members to build offerings. In partnership with Rust Belt Riders, a Hamilton Collaborative member and  graduate of the first IngenuityLabs cohort, Ingenuity will showcase the conversion of a 2-acre former scrapyard into a teaching garden and sustainable demonstration site. Other Collaborative members include Soulcraft Woodshop, Skidmark Garage, Rebuilders Xchange, MorrisonDance, and Architecture Office and 3 Barn Doors.

This year’s festival will enjoy a special focus on dance offerings, with a stage dedicated to various forms of movement, including the multi-disciplinary works of Fire and Light Performing Arts, a brand new vertical dance collaboration with MorrisonDance building on 2017’s Leaping Off The Wall, and a variety of opportunities inviting festival-goers to participate in movement activities.

Applications are still being accepted:  Artists and makers may propose projects at www.ingenuitycleveland.com/applytoday. Food, Business and Artisan vendors should apply at http://ingenuitycleveland.com/vendingenuity. A separate application is available for IngenuityLabs, offering space and access to tools, resources and materials for the summer and beyond at http://ingenuitycleveland.com/incubate. All applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are archived for future opportunities.

Volunteers may join us by visiting at http://ingenuitycleveland.com/volunteer. Interested participants may also sign up to join or receive more information about the weekly volunteer-driven group The Ingeneers by Signing Up Here (bit.ly/ingeneers).

Tickets are on sale now at bit.ly/ingenuityfest2018

Ingenuity Spotlight Soirée: Fire and Light Studio Grand Opening. July 20, 2018

Join Ingenuity Cleveland and Fire and Light Performing Arts in celebrating the grand opening of Fire and Light’s new studio space at IngenuityLabs. This is the first dedicated flow art studio of its kind in the area, combining dance and skill-based prop manipulation. This event will be a fundraiser for Fire and Light’s class expansion and permanent studio as well as for sustaining Ingenuity’s year-round programming.

The evening will feature flow art performances, open flow art sessions, unique vendors, and dance party highlighting local DJs. Attendees will get to explore the FuturePast worlds and interactive artwork at IngenuityLabs!

Friday, July 20, 2018
Happy Hour: 7:00PM – 8:00PMLearn about the missions of Ingenuity and Fire and Light
Fire and Light Grand Opening Party: 8:00PM – 12:00AMFeatured performances, open flow sessions, dance party

IngenuityLabs @ The Hamilton Collaborative
5401 Hamilton Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

This is a friends and family event, registration available here!

Suggested donation options $5-50 (though nobody will be turned away for inability to pay):

$5* Studio Supporter: Event entry and donation supporting Fire and Light Performing Arts’
 future studio

$15* Partnership Supporter: Event entry and donation supporting Fire and Light AND Ingenuity Cleveland


$50* Expansion Sponsor: Event entry and donation that helps Fire and Light purchase props to broaden flow art classes AND helps Ingenuity build more studios for artists 

Follow the Facebook event for more updates.  

  • Event is open to all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult).
  • Wear anything that makes you feel most yourself, whether a costume or jeans!
  • No fire spinning will be permitted at the event.
  • Email violette@fireandlightarts.com with questions or to become a vendor!
  • Parking is available in our fenced lot directly across from the event entrance at 5401 Hamilton Avenue.

About the hosts:
Fire and Light Performing Arts is Cl
eveland’s professional flow art performance company and studio. After four years as a performance-based company, we are excited to grow into a home for the broader community to learn, teach, practice, create, and be together.

Ingenuity Cleveland’s IngenuityLabs is a year-round creative business incubator program is in its third year, which allows selected Labs grantees access to shared shop space, collaborators, and their own studio/workshop space over the course of the summer, culminating in an onsite exhibit at IngenuityFest. 

Parking, ADA, Sustainability:
Parking is available in our fenced lot directly accross from the event entrance at 5401 Hamilton Avenue, at your own risk.

We make every attempt to ensure that our event is accessible to all audience members. Event attendees should be aware that artistic events held in our former industrial space can present challenges such as uneven flooring and areas of low lighting. We recommend all patrons wear sturdy shoes.

We provide ADA parking off the 53rd street entrance to our event – Attendees can simply notify our greaters at our 5401 Hamilton entrance to be shown alternate accommodation, or reach out in advance to discuss any concerns. Please contact Hannah at hannah@ingenuitycleveland.org, or by calling (216) 527-8767.

Sustainability is very important to us, and we strive to make all of our events waste free by using compostable servicewear and partnering with Rust Belt Riders.

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to a wonderful evening together!