Artist Outreach Coordinator 412.391.2060 x228 ckent[at]pittsburghartcouncil[dot]org
Clara Kent is an Afro-Indigenous multidisciplinary artist and community liaison from Homewood, Pa. Whether the medium is music, canvas, or curation, Kent will work to uplift the creative community, especially for Black artists and youth, as a whole through her actions in mentorship, her raw & vulnerable artistry, and her motivational words and posts. The self-proclaimed "Multidimensional Artistic Individual" was named Pittsburgh City Paper's "Person of the Year" for Music in 2019 and has performed across many stages, opening for Wyclef Jean at SXSW, Cautious Clay at WYEP Summerfest, for Thundercat at Stage AE, Oshun, Jon Wayne, & OHMME.
Clara also embarked on a summer mini-tour in 2019 with London-based music events company Sofar Sounds the same year, becoming one of their cohort performance artists. Most recently, Clara is adamantly working on her personal growth and career path while continuously campaigning for other Black and Indigenous creatives in the city. In 2022, she launched her production company, Bounce House Studios & Productions LLC, a Black women-led organization whose purpose is to “Elevate the Underground”TM in Pittsburgh and beyond. One of the first music projects set to release is “The Four Winds,” a collection of music from 2016 to the current day that will be used to garner donations for Black and Indigenous organizations that directly impact the local community and the national community. The catalyst and muse is a four-part EP series is the medicine wheel and the ancestral connection to the elements and seasons. Clara is also cultivating her painting skills for solo exhibitions and collaborative projects with a similar theme. Follow Clara Kent on all social platforms at @iamclarakent & @bouncehousepgh