|| Thursday, July 13 / 6:00 – 7:30 pm. @ The Brownhoist Building ||


Securing the money needed to maintain a creative practice is often a full-time job. Whether it’s gig work, grant seeking, product sales, commissions, project stipends or multiple part-time jobs, artistic income is typically patchworked together through multiple sources, feeding into the notion that to be an artist is to be a “hustler”. Some of the most common ways creatives make money are through direct grants and direct sales, but what are some alternative methods of earning income and what do we consider equitable wages and compensation for artists? How can we take an active role in redefining our approach to making money as artists and creative businesses and what supports are out there to enable creative workers to work smarter and not harder?

We welcome you to talk with us about how the creative field is earning income and to learn more about supports like fiscal sponsorship, lending and financial institutions, and other methods for accessing and generating capital.

Key Community Voices

Carrie Miller, Acting Director, HFLA of Northeast Ohio
Dale Goode, Independent Visual Artist
Andy Schumann, The Cleveland Art Workers Collective + Independent Musician
Lacy Talley, Independent Artist
Assembly Fiscal Sponsorship overview with Valerie Schumacher, Director of Strategic Initiatives

This conversation hosted as part of REvision, a series of community discussions focused on reimagining and addressing key challenges faced by Greater Cleveland’s arts and culture industry. Register to attend this free conversation.

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2023
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Brownhoist Building 4403 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44103