2013: There will be a series of information sessions around the Kansas City regional community to launch the fourth round of funding for the Rocket Grants program.
The new, two-level awards system will be covered, as well as general information about eligibility and funding priorities. At several of the sessions previous or current grant recipients will talk about their Rocket Grants project and experience. The sessions are free.
Thursday January 17, 2013, 6.30 – 7.30 PM, at the Gem Cultural and Educational Center, Kansas City, http://www.gemrocksart.org/: 2033, Vine Street, Kansas City, 64108. Visual, performing and literary artists please RSVP to Pat Jordan 816.645.1052, map: http://goo.gl/maps/rgsFj
Friday January 25, 2013, 5.30 PM, at NOTO Community Arts Center, Topeka, https://www.facebook.com/NOTO.Arts.Center: 922 N. Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS 66608, Questions: 785.230.4979, map: http://tinyurl.com/ahh3hc7. 2012 award recipients Andrea Steudel and Karl Fundenberger will talk about their Topeka-based project “Cyclotrope Cinema”. Facebook event page for RSVP
Saturday February 9, 2013, 2.30 PM at the Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, http://www.spencerart.ku.edu/, 1301 Mississippi Street, Lawrence KS, map: http://tinyurl.com/6zjlq8u. 2011 award recipient Judith Levy, and 2012 award recipient Dave Loewenstein, will talk about their projects “NV in KC” and “Give-Take-Give”
Saturday February 9, 2013, 6 PM at PLUG Projects, Kansas City http://www.plugprojects.com, 1613 Genesee Street, Kansas City, MO 64102, 646 535 PLUG, map: http://tinyurl.com/ac6xvtr. 2010 award recipients Lee Piechocki, Jeffrey Isom and Aaron Storck will be celebrating the release of their Rocket Grants funded publication, and hosts PLUG Projects were 2011 award winners. Facebook event page for RSVP.
Sunday February 16, 2013, 1 PM, at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph http://www.albrecht-kemper.org/: 2818 Frederick Avenue, Saint Joseph, MO 64506, 816-233-7003 map: http://binged.it/13mwZzp. 2012 award winners Json Myers and Megan Gallant will talk about their St. Joseph-based project “Spark Farm Park (with Sculpture)”.
Saturday March 9, 2013, 3 PM, at the Ivanhoe Community Center, Kansas City http://www.incthrives.org/ 3700, Woodland, Kansas City, MO 64109, 816 921 6611, map: http://goo.gl/maps/5fWpA. 2012 award winner Don Wilkison (aka Minister Of Information) will talk about his project “We Are Here To Plant A Tree”. Facebook events page for RSVP
If you have specific queries about your application in progress, after you have looked through all the information sources available to you, you can also set a phone appointment with the Rocket Grants program coordinator. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request one. (This link is not active to prevent phishing, so please copy and paste it into your email address line).