70+ International Artist, Curators and Scholars are coming to Cleveland for one Region-Wide Art Project in Summer 2018

FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, is a region-wide exhibition of work by international artists, curators and scholars. In museum spaces and unconventional sites spread across the city, FRONT will be an expansive stage for local and international artists to create and share new work that is inspired by and engaged with the most important social, political, cultural and environmental issues of today. The themes and ideas explored by participating artists will be rooted in the spirit of Cleveland while connecting the city’s history and current realities to issues and ideas that are universal. FRONT will build bridges between Cleveland and important global markets to create creative lasting impacts in our local community.

The first iteration of FRONT is titled An American City: Eleven Cultural Exercises.

As conceived by the FRONT Artistic Directors, the residency is research based and geared to allowing artists great breadth in how they approach Glenville as a site for thinking and working. Each of the artists will commit to undertake public programs over the course of the residency, which may run, intermittently for local artists, from October until next May. In addition, we hope that each artist will produce a work to be “on view” during the run of FRONT next summer.

We deliberately drew together artists who work in several media, from performance, theater, spoken word, as well as traditional painting and sculpture. All the artists make work that responds to some aspect of the city. These artists may work on multiple projects with the community, and possibly with each other. Certainly, the arts campus and FRONT Porch will provide an incubator for visiting artists and local artists to share experiences while in Cleveland.

Fred Bidwell, Executive Director, invites you to a public forum to learn about FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art.


October 10, 2017  4 – 6 pm

Transformer Station

1460 W 29th Street

Cleveland, OH 44113


Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited, early registration is recommended. RSVP by October 6, 2017 by calling 216-938-5429 or emailing  [email protected]