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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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Vox Narro on KKFI 90.1 tonight 6PM

Check it out! Vox Narro members Rhiannon Ross, Michelle Pond, Sharon Eiker, & Jose Faus in the studio tonight. Listen online www.kkif.org ARTSPEAK RADIO presents, Vox Narro Today at 6:00pm KKFI 90.1 FM 

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A Cultural Celebration of KC’s Asian-Indian Community

Saturday, April 12, 2014 2:00pm @ North-East Branch RSVP now! 2012 Rocket Grants project Vox Narro presents: Join University of Kansas instructor and choreographer Anjali Tata-Hudson and members of the Asian-Indian community for an afternoon of Indian poetry, live and recorded music, dance, visual art, and personal narratives. Following the presentations, sample a variety of Indian cuisine. The Vox … Continue reading

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Field Trip Publishing to Release Project FTx06!

Field Trip Publishing presents: The Ltd. Ed. Record Store Day Re-Release of… “OBSESSION” by L/A/Z/Y Featuring eight feet of limited edition packaging design with hand-printed hidden messages & the cut-n-wear decoder mask set! (Available: 20) Record Store Day: April 19th, 2014 11am – 5pm Only @ Mills Record Company 314 Westport Road KCMO w/ a … Continue reading

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Civilian Stories/SPUD: Visualizing Vacancy

Friday April 4th, 2014, 6:00PM : Civilian Stories, The Society for the Prevention of Unnecessary Demolition (SPUD), Urban Film and Design (UFD) and the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design (AUPD) @ UMKC invite you to preview work in progress related to the condition of vacant land and housing in Kansas City, Missouri.  At Front/Space (217 … Continue reading

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Artists for Life reception Friday March 28 5 PM

The opening reception for the 2013 Rocket Grants The Artists for Life Project will be held on Friday March 28, at Artis Events Reception Hall at 3016 Cherry in Kansas City Missouri. Doors will open at 5:00 PM with a special presentation by Kansas City mayor Sly James at 6:30 PM! Other presentations by The KC … Continue reading

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2010 Grant recipient A. Bitterman and ‘The Art of Provocation’

A recent article from the Kansas City Star traces the provocative art career of 2010 Rocket Grants recipient A. Bitterman. More about his project Point of Interest can be found here and here.

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NV in KC to screen at the Nelson-Atkins, 3/27

NV in KC: A Story About Artists and Envy in Kansas City Thursday 3/27/14 7-8:30 p.m. | Atkins Auditorium FREE | Tickets required Join artist and director Judith G. Levy for a screening of her film about the vibrant world of present-day Kansas City. Well-known local performers, such as Erin McGrane, Shannon Michalski, De De DeVille … Continue reading

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Civilian Stories: Project: Process!

What exactly is that urban feel everyone is talking about? Civilian Stories presents Project: Process by Jessica Borusky. Project:Process! is a two-channel video installation that personifies language used in contemporary urban development and planning via performance-for-video. Moreover, the installation designs a relationship between the subject, camera, and audience as a potential format in unpacking bureaucratic systems connecting live/work space … Continue reading

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Last KC Metro outreach for this year

This coming Saturday, March 1, at 5 PM, FOKL: 556 Central Avenue, KCK. Map. 2013 Rocket Grants Award winners Jessie and Thaddeus Christian will share information and insights from their Hard 50 Farm Zine Mobile project. Rocket Grants program coordinator Julia Cole will advise on resources for making a strong application, and then answer questions. … Continue reading

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Rocket Grants artists on video

Have you seen the Rocket Grants video? It features the following artists talking about their projects: Caitlin Horsmon: Resistant History Kelly John Clark and Eric Dobbins: Field Trip Publishing Judith G. Levy: NV in KC Kurt Flecksing: S’mores Cart Patrick Giroux: Johnny America Jane Gotch: WE! Jose Faus: Vox Narro Julia Vering: We Live Here … Continue reading

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