SPACES commissions artists from around the world—at all stages of their careers—to make new work that is responsive to timely issues. It is the resource and public forum for artists who explore and experiment. SPACES is the only alternative art space in Ohio that solely exhibits newly commissioned work, serving as a national model for how to materialize artists’ ideas and interact with audiences. SPACES provides
artists the kind of support rarely seen outside of major institutions, which has led to ambitious new projects that have reached an international stage and expanded artists’ practices. It uses these projects as a jumping off point to create educational initiatives that help develop a more informed citizenry. It also distributes grants to artists outside of its residency and exhibition programs.