Hingetown Culture Works (HCW) is a platform for the co-creation, coordination, and implementation of cultural activities that serve the diverse populations living in and visiting this area of the Ohio City neighborhood in Cleveland.  HCW aims to strengthen community ties, creatively address local issues, and instill a sense of collective ownership in the neighborhood among representatives from multiple sectors: businesses, residents, developers, city government, and nonprofit organizations. 

This hyperlocal area lends itself to collaborations and artistic interventions—from activating public space, to creating new forums for community dialogue, to providing eager audiences for free large-scale arts programming. Envisioning an avenue for civic-mindedness through the arts, SPACES spearheaded the formation of this cultural alliance when it moved to Detroit Avenue & W. 29th Street in late 2016.  

HCW is made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically.