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Brookline Emerging Artist: Salman Hussain

Brookline Emerging Artist: Salman Hussain

Friday, January 27, 2023 - 7:00PM ET
Event address: 
Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street
Coolidge Corner
Brookline, MA 02446-2908

Join us for a conversation with Salman Hussain, the first artist appointed by the Brookline Commission for the Arts Chris Santos Emerging Artist Program!

This event will take place in person on street level at Brookline Booksmith, and can also be viewed as a livestream at this link.


About the Emerging Artist

Salman Hussain is a poet and rapper who grew up in Brookline and is currently at Harvard Business School. He is the Inaugural Chris A. Santos Emerging Artist of Brookline. His debut poetry book is set to hit shelves in 2023. Follow him on Instagram at @baeryani and on Spotify at Salman Whosane.


Brookline Commission for the Arts - Chris Santos Emerging Artist Program The Chris Santos Emerging Artist program shall provide an annual designation and stipend for an artist, regardless of age, who is not yet widely recognized, to present their own work, promote emerging artists in the community, and contribute to the development of emerging artist venues and platforms in the Town of Brookline. The artist will be backed by the BCA and other town artists and advisors to accomplish their goals. The aims of program are as follows:
  • Feature artists of any age who reside in Brookline who are not yet widely recognized and/or may or may not yet have been featured singularly in any significant exhibit or performance
  • Gain insight from the selected emerging artist on barriers and opportunities to promote the arts
  • Act on identified opportunities to create and/or expand inclusive places and events that can highlight a variety of perspectives and experiences to Brookline residents
  • Provide direct support to emerging artists through mentoring, social networking, and media exposure