IngenuityFest 2013 Call for Entries Now Available – Deadline is Friday, March 29th

Ingenuity Cleveland is pleased to announce that that 2013 IngenuityFest Call for Entries is now available. The call is open to all – artists, creators, inventors, technologists, and makers – in any discipline and in any scale. The deadline to enter is Friday, March 29 at 11:59 PM.

The call can be accessed at, as well as more information about the Festival site, programming spaces available, the selection criteria, the selection team, and the Festival’s theme: Clouds. Creative individuals and groups can submit project proposals that explore the theme of Clouds in the context of Ingenuity’s overall mission of exploring the space where humanity and technology meet.

“Clouds in nature have inspired people since the beginning of time,” said James Krouse, Ingenuity’s artistic director. “But today Clouds are use to describe how we store information including photos, music, and writing. We are looking forward to how creative people explore Clouds in both traditional and new ways.”

Ingenuity is also issuing a call for the Cleveland Mini Maker Faire which will be held in April. More information can be found at

“Maker Faire and IngenuityFest share a lot in common so we’re encouraging people to look at both and participate in both if they’re able,” said Krouse. “In fact, the Maker Faire could be a space where a project can be explored and then developed further for the Festival in September.”

8 Replies to “IngenuityFest 2013 Call for Entries Now Available – Deadline is Friday, March 29th”

  1. Clouds have been the primary inspiration for my work since I was a painter. Now, as composer (please see website) cloud imagery drives what I do. Here is my artist statement

    My work is inspired by cloud imagery and the qualities of light and time of day. I am fascinated by the layers that result by the differing rates of speed at which these clouds move. I find compelling the speed with which clouds move; splitting off and recombining with one another; reforming and sometimes dissipating entirely. This, I think, is an operative analogy to the approach I take in my work. I am interested in setting up layers of simultaneous activity in which musical lines often develop independently of each other. This developmental scenario (which can be seen as analogous to being at a party where one person “holds court” and others try with varying degrees of success to “get a word in edgewise”) involves many different kinds of activity, including dialogues between layers which constantly vie for prominence.

    I am very excited about the current direction my work is taking. Over the last six years, I have been focusing on images from my childhood – specifically, the energy and particular journey daylight (either direct or reflected) took through my bedroom window. In addition, I have more keenly focused on gradations and intensities of light as communicated by sound. I imagine distinct worlds within clouds as they define distance which greatly fuels my imagination. In particular and most recently, pieces such an expanding distance of multiple voices (for violinist Lina Bahn), through dancing echoes spreading softly (for the Chicago Symphony), toward the deepening stillness beyond visible light (for the Pacifica Quartet and pianist Amy Briggs) a focused expanse of evolving experience (for the Empyrean Ensemble at UC Davis) and . . . and symphonies of deepening light . . . expanding . . . ever cavernous, (for the Cincinnati Symphony), through a stillness brightening (for violinist Miranda Cuckson and the Argento Chamber Ensemble) and a dance into reflected daylight (for the Sphinx Organization) attempt to address these elements.

    As an African American composer, I take my position and responsibility seriously. When I teach, I encourage all of my students to speak with their own voice, and not succumb to the limitations others may try to give them. I believe that for too long, African Americans (and many others) have been pigeon-holed (both by their own constituency and by others) by limited assumptions of the scope of their creative activity. I want to explode this. I believe that the artist must be a citizen aware of the context in which he/she lives both politically and culturally. Then he or she must define his or her own world with frames of reference unique to him or herself and invite people into that world at appropriate times.

    The opportunity to share my work with the larger community is one that I cherish.

  2. Hello-

    I’m possibly interested in making a submission either artistically and/or musically… I see the deadline for submissions, but not seeing the date for the actual event. If I’m over-looking it, I apologize for the inconvenience… but is a date confirmed for Ingenuity 2013?


    1. Hi Billy —

      The festival is going to be in early to mid September. Because of the site dynamics, we can’t name a date for another few months. Just note any date conflicts in you application that you have and you should be in good shape.

    1. Hi Mel — It will be one of the last two weekend in September. We need to coordinate with the NFL schedule which comes out in April.

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