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  • Welcome

    The Rocket Grants program was launched in 2009 by the Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, MO and the KU Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, KS, with funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The program aims to fuel the energy of the Kansas City regional visual arts community by encouraging and supporting innovative, public-oriented work in non-traditional spaces.

    The Andy Warhol Foundation has invested in the creation of a growing national network of regional re-granting programs – supporting Alternative Exposure in San Francisco, California; The Idea Fund in Houston, Texas; The Precipice Fund in Portland, Oregon; and The Propeller Fund in Chicago, Illinois in addition to the Rocket Grants program. The Foundation aims to support the independent creative activity of artists by partnering with leading artist-centered, visual arts organizations across the country.

    See the About section for more information!

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Civilian #1 Launch Party!

Civilian Launch Party First Friday August 1st! 6-9PM @ Front/Space, 217 W. 18th Street, KCMO 64108 Front/Space is proud to launch its very first publication, Civilian, a magazine dedicated to art, literature, and the city. A year in the making, Civilian is a book-length compilation of essays, photography, illustration, fiction, poetry, reporting, and reviews. Civilian brings … Continue reading

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Discrete Curiosity Displays the work of Cheryl Eve Acosta and Michael Curry

    The Discrete Curiosity Project recently launched the exhibit of another round of amazing artist work.  This month the cabinet, located at JOCO library’s Central Resource Branch, is hosting the 3-D plotted wonders of Michael Curry and the material explorations of Cheryl Eve Acosta.  Michael’s work features a prosthetic hand, lego-zombies, and a host of … Continue reading

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This Saturday, Discrete Curiosity launches new artist work

This Saturday, July 12th at 3:00 pm, The Discrete Curiosity Project will launch its second round of artist work at the Johnson County Library Central Resource Branch.  July’s cabinet features the work of Cheryl Eve Acosta and Michael Curry.  Cheryl is the creator of wearable art, and Michael is an innovator in the 3D print … Continue reading

Beep Goes The Weasel June 29 at Boulevard Drive-In – kids welcome

Take the kids to Boulevard Drive-In this Sunday night! The PG selection includes the double feature: How to Train Your Dragon 2 – PG @ 9:20PM Transformers 4 – PG13 @ 11:00PM Gates open @ 7:30pm 1051 Merriam Ln, Kansas City, KS 2014 Award winning project BEEP GOES THE WEASEL will be there on Sunday June 29, 2014 … Continue reading

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Hard 50 Farm Zine Mobile: Official Launch this weekend in Lawrence!

On Saturday June 14th the 2013 Rocket Grants project Hard 50 Farm Zine Mobile had a soft launch at the Johnson County Resource Library, and close to 100 people stopped by to check it out. Now, here’s your chance to attend the official launch of the zine mobile this coming weekend at Wonder Fair Gallery … Continue reading

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Discrete Curiosity displays Rachelle Gardner, Jo Kamm, and Shleigh Pasini

The Discrete Curiosity Project successfully launched its first round of artists, under the set “Hybrid.”  The work of Rachelle Gardner, Jo Kamm, and Shleigh Pasini will be on display at the Johnson County Central Resource Library (9875 W 87th St, Overland Park) until July 12.  We had a great discussion about the shared experiences and … Continue reading

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Article about the Warhol Regional Regranting Program’s Origins

Before you head out to see this weekend’s summer flurry of Rocket Grants projects, here is an article from the San Francisco Chronicle about how the program we are part of got its start. Since the establishment of Alternative Exposure in San Francisco, the expanding Warhol Regional Regranting Program has funded initiatives in Houston, TX, Kansas … Continue reading

This Saturday Discrete Curiosity launches Set 01: “HYBRID” artist work

For us, art is a process of exploration and constant research.  It’s taking something common to an uncommon extreme. This Saturday Yair Keshet and Elizabeth Lovett are pleased to present the first round of artist work to be displayed in the Discrete Curiosity cabinet. In this set of objects we’ve found a thread of investigations … Continue reading

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The Discrete Curiosity Project launches its first exhibition of artist work, June 14, 3PM.

    Please join Elizabeth Lovett and Yair Keshet from 2011 Rocket Grants Award winning project Discrete Curiosity as they debut their innovative display system for  artists’ work in public spaces. The Johnson County Public Library, Central Resources Branch, 9875 West 87th Street,Overland Park, KS 66212 June 14, 2014, 3pm The library will host the launch of the Discrete Curiosity … Continue reading

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If Da Dirt Could Talk performances scheduled June 13, 14, 15

Please join 2013 Rocket Grants Award recipients Nedra Bonds and Dr. Nancy Dawson for the culmination of their project If Da Dirt Could Talk. There will be three performances of Dr. Dawson’s play Stories From Da Dirt at venues around Wyandotte County, KS, over the weekend of June 13-15: Friday, June 13, 2 PM, New … Continue reading

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