ABOUT THE SCULPTURE CENTER
Founded in 1989, The Sculpture Center is one of the only 501(c)(3) cultural institutions providing critical resources to sculptors along their journey. We believe that no matter their career stage, artists of all voices and backgrounds are vital for envisioning a better world and contributing to the communities we want to live in. We enrich the cultural landscape through our five tenets and hope you will share our vision to become a regionally and nationally recognized cultural space for sculptors where creative ideas, experiences and the community connect and flourish.
Exhibition. Experience year-round contemporary sculpture exhibitions and installations in a historic art space in Cleveland’s University Circle, the country’s “Best Arts District.”
Creation. Encounter new works by artists who are given opportunities to create without commercial constraints, including early career artists participating in our keystone Revealed exhibition program.
Mentorship. Connect with artists and partners and share opportunities to thrive.
Conversation + Engagement. Be stimulated by compelling conversations and dialogue with a broad and
Development + Support. Find resources and career enrichment with support opportunities for artists.
TSC’s keystone program begun in 1991, Revealed, offers 4-6 artists annually in the first ten years of their career the opportunity to create work for a solo exhibition. Revealed helps leverage gallery representation, direct grant funding, university positions, tenure, and most importantly, the creation of work without commercial constraints. Revealed has advanced the professions of nearly 200 sculptors who have gone on to highly regarded careers.
In 2000 TSC founded the Ohio Outdoor Sculpture (OOS) database following its participation in Save Outdoor Sculpture!. OOS is the largest online collection of images, historical data and condition information of a growing list of 1,500 publicly accessible outdoor sculptures in Ohio. OOS encourages communities to recognize, appreciate, and preserve their outdoor public sculpture.
In 2010 TSC helped form SculptureX (SX) to support the community of teaching institutions, faculty, and students of visual arts programs of sculpture in our region through an annual symposium and student exhibitions. Today TSC serves as the nexus of SX and helps develop closer connections, networking, and career growth opportunities for a broad community of sculptors.
Through a year-round series of exhibitions, talks, and educational programs, TSC enriches the region’s cultural, historical, and aesthetic landscape with meaningful explorations and interactions with contemporary art, artists, and community.