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Kierra M
2920 Detroit Avenue
(Cleveland )
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We made it happen!!

the project

Our project is a series of spoken word events. This series give poets, music artists and live musicians an opportunity to share the stage and a room for artistic expression. Each event will occur at the Bop Stop;  a nonprofit jazz venue that hosts live performances for the community. This series will be professionally live streamed for our audience to join. The purpose of this campaign is to obtain donations to pay the artists, pay the staff and pay the venue, whilst offering free art to our viewers.

the steps

To date, we are scheduled for two events occurring on Sunday March 7th, 2021 and Sunday May 16th, 2021. Our teams plans to use the donated funds to cover all operational costs. Please follow us on social media (Facebook, Instagram & Youtube) at Temple Of Passions to learn the times and obtain the online link to enjoy the live streamed events. 

why we're doing it

The Temple of Passions spoken word platform is an ongoing outlet for locals and visitors to laugh, cry, relate and then return to our communities seen and restored. Black, Brown, Indigenous People of Color and LGBTQ+ folx have few safe spaces to express our hardship and lived experience. Oftentimes we are relegated to expression in our notebook, online or with whomever we can get to listen long enough to care. This platform grants us the opportunity to shed what burdens us. We are able remove the armor and find comfort and solace in vulnerability. It is imperative for our community to maintain environments where people can feel safe, secure, heard, and included. With the lingering effects of COVID-19, the way we gather has shifted. Health implications create a challenge for us to gather in great number. Therefore we wish to continue to make our art accessible but in a socially distanced and responsible manner. And it is our hope that free live streamed events will not only sustain but expand our community.



Live Band- $300

Host/Photography- $300 

Venue costs- $200 

Artist Compensation- $400 

Event Curating, Planning and Fundraiser coordination- $1000

Event Marketing Materials and Promotions- $154.15

TOTAL RAISED = $2,390.00 $2,390.00
ioby Platform Fee $35.00 waived
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $117.75 waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $34.80 $35.85
TOTAL TO DISBURSE= $2,202.45 $2,354.15


2 events 

Live Band- $300 ($150 per event)

Host/Photography- $300 ($150 per event)

Venue costs- $400- $600 ($200- $300 per event)

Artist Compensation- $400 ($200 per event) 

Event Curating and Planning- $750 (Coordinating all aspects of each event and assisting with fundraiser) 

Event Marketing Materials and Promotions- $400 ($200 per event)

Fundraising Coordinator- $500 (Assistance with advising, executing and raising dollars for fundraiser)

Future project funds- $1,000

Project funding needed: $4,250

ioby Platform Fee     waived
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%)    waived
"ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) (Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.) "    $65
TOTAL TO RAISE =    $4,315
Please note: ioby fees are estimated and will be calculated based on totals at the end of the campaign.    



We made it happen!!

Due to the support of our donors, we will be able to make both event  #1 & #2 FREE to the public. Thank you so much! Please follow us on @Templeofpassions on IG, FB and YouTube for our events.   


This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


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