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The Artists in Residence program at the Rock Hall is in partnership with The Kulas Foundation. In its fourth year the program focuses on up and coming musicians from the Northeast Ohio area. During their summer with us, the artists perform regularly on our plaza, spend time writing songs and developing their musical skills. Additionally they meet with industry professionals from around the country to learn about all facets of the music business, including marketing, merchandising, copywriting and publishing, PR and more. By the end of the program they will have tangible tools and resources, along with improved skills, that they can take with them to move to the next level of their music careers.


Applications for our Summer 2024 program are now closed.  Stay tuned for the announcement of our 2024 Artists, and come back in fall 2024 to apply for the 2025 program.

Program Alumni

  • Meet our past resident musicians and see where they are now!

Applicant Requirements

  • Active musician producing original music that is commercially available
  • Proven experience performing full solo sets of primarily original music to a live audience in a night club, festival stage, or related venue
  • Proven songwriting experience
  • Experience moving from demo to finished tracks
  • Have graduated High School and are in the midst of pursuing your musical career, and/or in a related college level academic program
  • Prior customer service experience preferred
  • Cover letter that explains your journey as a musician, and what you will bring to this opportunity
  • Provide files or links to your original music