project leader
Shatara J
1484 E. 105th St.
(Hough neighborhood )
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the project

When a poet loves, their story dies on dried ink. They try to revise it, but is love worth revising? This project titled "When a Poet Loves" is my short film about Black Love in Cleveland that will be screened at The Black Joy in Hough Arts Festival on September 10, 2022. I will hire fellow BIPOC artists and community residents from the Hough and Glenville communities to be a part of the film’s cast and crew. Members of the Hough Youth Advisory Board will also play a key role in the production and screening of the film. A panel discussion/talkback will take place after the screening of the film to even further engage community members on the subject matter of how to amplify Black love and Black joy in our communities.

the steps

Actions to be taken to create this project will consist of hiring a production team who will comprise the film's cast and crew. In addition, devising a marketing and promotions team will be needed to design a campaign that centers on the theme of Black Love to further engage members of the community. 

why we're doing it

The purpose of this film is to not only celebrate black love and joy, but to provoke conversations around the power of love and its ability to better humanity.  


Disbursed budget 07.08.22:

TOTAL RAISED = $5,056.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $75.84

Original budget:

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)

Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.

Set design, Props, Wardrobe, Catering  - $1,300 

Equipment, Crew, Casting- $4,700 


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