IngenuityLabs is made up of two main components…

The IngenuityLabs Incubator is part residency, part accelerator. It allows select Ingenuity grantees access to shared shop space, shared tools, and their own studio/workshop space to launch small creative businesses and projects that serve a broad community. Additional programs, including our Ignite! workshops in skills like marketing and grant writing, as well as periodic open-houses, are considered integral to the program.

Space and participation is available to creatives of all stripes – artisans, entrepreneurs, start-ups and more – through an application process. Our program uniquely serves creatives who are looking to make a community impact through their art form and is ideal for artists looking to make use of our unique industrial space, entrepreneurs looking to scale up, and new projects that make unique use of our unique environment for cross-pollination. We emphasize outward-facing, scalable, collaborative innovation.

Our initial cohorts of artisans, entrepreneurs, and start-ups have helped shape our understanding of our program’s unique potential for collaboration and cross-pollination. Special consideration was given to projects with a focus on interdisciplinary works, community outreach, and civic progress.

Interested in applying to incubate? Application can be found here.

The IngenuityLabs Membership gives artists and creatives access to a personal locker in which to store tools, small equipment, etc., access to our shared shop space and certain tools (pending training) and 24/7 access to our IngenuityLabs space. Application for Labs membership can be found here.

2018 IngenuityLabs Cohort

Tesla Orchestra
Doing great things with sound and light.

Andrew Kaletta Statuary
Concrete casting for sculptural elements and custom lighting fixtures.

Cleveland Design Studios
A brand-new collective for the fabrication of large-scale festival artwork.

Metal Yellow Studio
Enameled functional metal objects from reclaimed industrial materials.

AstroCelt
Multimedia production company combining costume, music, dance, original video.

Matthew Hummel and Nate Clark Fire Arts
Licensed flame effects, fire safety, and interactive artwork.

Tiny Home by Tom Morledge
Moto Loco experience created in partnership with Ingenuity and Hector Castellanos.

MetalMorphosis
Community-access metal fabrication shop

Ronald Nelson Food Buggy
Custom mobile food service units

Makers Alliance
Makers group offering a range of experiences and programs

Fire and Light Performing Arts
Flow and fire arts collective offering workshops and performance services

Madeline Finn Music
Vocal coaching and music outreach

Heyman Productions by Ryan Kinney
Multimedia artworks and shennanigans

2017 IngenuityLabs Cohort

Tesla Orchestra
Doing great things with sound and light.

Andrew Kaletta Statuary
Concrete casting for sculptural elements and custom lighting fixtures.

Biro Wood Company
Laminated wood and carbon fiber engineering.

Trademark Stylehouse
Connecting Cleveland artists through design and manufacturing of print and cut-sew apparel.

AstroCelt
Multimedia production company combining costume, music, dance, original video.

Art is our Refuge by Negative Space
A home for refugee artists working in various media.

New Works by Megan Young and Kix Nicole
Digital interactive works exhibited in Illumination Island.

Tiny Home by Tom Morledge
Moto Loco experience created in partnership with Ingenuity and Hector Castellanos.

“Imprints” and Initiate Studios by Michele Crawford
Creative programming and design education outreach.

2016 IngenuityLabs Cohort

Lauren Holler Dance Immersive dance using movement, film & architecture to explore how we humans create boundaries that confine us, and what we do when we meet them.

TradeMark StyleHouse A design studio working to connect local Cleveland artists through a new approach to fashion and collaboration in design and manufacturing of print and cut-sew apparel.

Rust Belt Riders Composting A worker-owned organic waste removal service available to Northeast Ohio businesses, schools and institutions, creating wealth from waste through the conversion into value-added products. At IngenuityLABS, the collective’s focus is innovative technologies such as use of Black Soldier Fly Larvae Composting, Vermiculture and Mushroom Cultivation.

Immortal Nerd Creative Services Immortal Nerd’s Creative Services provides consulting, design, collage and digital fabrication services for custom work ranging from cosplay accessories to installation art and beyond. Mixed media installation employs a combination of artistic, manufacturing, and technological capabilities.

MegLouise Interdisciplinary New Media Artwork Green screen video area and performance by Megan Young, whose activities include choreography as system design and performance as social disruption. Premiered works included UNSUCCESSFUL WRESTLING MATCH, later shown as one of five Akron area works for the Joy of Voting Project of Citizen University supported by the Knight Foundation.

Damian Venditti Studios Damian Venditti creates surreal oil paintings and sculpture rooted in anthropology and dreams to create fluid finished works with a kinetic appearance.

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