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Artist Spotlight

Kisha Nicole Foster, considered one of Cleveland’s pioneers of performance poetry, started when she was 19 and has been writing and reading her poetry for almost as many years. She began attending open-mic nights in 1999 at clubs such as the now-closed Humidor, Spy Bar and Kamikaze.

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Upcoming Events

10/24/18 I Am Evidence Movie Screening & Discussion

10/25/18 New Music Symposium Featuring Kasumi

10/25/18 Day of Absence

08/06/18 Making Your Life As An Artist

09/10/18 Making Your Life as an Artist Workshops

10/02/18 Fiction Workshop: Writing Outside the Box

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The Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute
Use your creative skills in new contexts. See opportunities in the challenge. Solve problems and change the game. AEI considers your "business" a means for you to keep creating and sharing your work - earning a living as you do so.

What is your biggest challenge as a working artist?

When do you come up with the best ideas?

Reinberger Auditorium
Buying property can be a tough process if you don’t know where to get started. That’s why we partnered with Northeast Shores, ArtHome and Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland to launch a new Homeowner Handbook to get you on your way.
Money Museum - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Structuring the best plan for managing your finances as an artist or creative professional may seem daunting. This guide contains a general overview of some accounting principles and financial practices.