Zz School Spring Enrollment Now Open!


Zz School is getting ready for our Spring programming! Enroll now for classes beginning April 13!  This time around course participants will have open access to our printshop for what we are calling “Open Studio Sundays”.  This means supervised access to use the shop and keep your projects going through the weekend. In other news, … Continue reading

How to help small things grow: Conversation and outreach at PLUG, 1/17 3 PM

Growing Small Things

Small artist-driven projects and organizations are sprouting up all around our regional community, with Rocket Grants and other funding opportunities helping to till the soil. But what happens next? How do small groups stay alive, or is it OK if they just come and go? For those who want to keep going, what strategies exist … Continue reading

The 2015-2016 Rocket Grants Call for Proposals is now open!


You have seventy days to imagine, research, plan and submit your proposal. Lots of help is available to make a strong application, including outreach sessions around the region and resources on the Rocketblog. Start here. Deadline: March 23 at midnight, online applications only! • Make an unexpected public venue within 80 miles of downtown KC … Continue reading

Byproduct: Wash and Shave


Wash/Dry/Fold: WASH AND SHAVE,  Join us for a demonstration and explanation from the dynamic (and clean!) duo behind Kansas City’s Basement Soap.  Stick around to hear more about Cream KC and the shaving cream they’re producing in the back of a local butcher shop – guaranteed to help you tame that blustery beard! BRING YOUR RAZOR! (No joke) May 31st … Continue reading

A Primer on Promotion and Media Relations for the KC Artist


Monday February 4th, 2013, 6.30 – 8 PM (doors open at 6) UMKC Innovation Center, 4747 Troost Ave., Room 114. Don’t miss this special opportunity to learn the basics and fine points of promoting your own artwork and public events. The workshop will share valuable insights from Gina Kaufmann, who has worked in many different … Continue reading

Call for Participation!


Art is Long, Life is Short is an interactive social art piece that aims to bring a new perspective to the actions of teens living at risk. Based on several interviews from teens we have worked with over the years, this piece will provide a platform for discussion, and aims to break down barriers based … Continue reading

POP! TRADING POST 9/20 & 9/27, 5 – 8 PM, UMKC


POP! A Series of Social Happenings Presents: LOCALITY AS RELIQUARY INSTALLATION SHRINE: 9/20/12-9/27/12 PUBLIC TRADING EVENTS: Thursday 9/20/12 & Thursday 9/27/12, from 5-8 pm University of Missouri Kansas City Gallery of Art in Fine Arts Building #203 located at 5100 Rockhill Road, KC, MO 64110   Everyone with a skill, service, or goods to trade … Continue reading

Story of Chickens: Call for submissions


Deadline October 15: Call for Experimental Critical Writing

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The Rocket Grants program is seeking a writer/critic/curator/artist to undertake a critical engagement with art projects that are innovative, relational and inserted into public space, exploring connections between work supported by this award and broader trends in contemporary art practice. Fresh, experimental approaches to writing, publication and distribution strategies are encouraged. An initial brief proposal is due on October 15, and … Continue reading


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