2014 Rocket Grants Awards Ceremony


In June of 2014, the Awards Ceremony for the fifth round of Rocket Grants projects was held at the beautiful Kansas City Museum in the historic Northeast neighborhood. The reception took place in the Corinthian Hall, a graceful building that is currently undergoing extensive rehabilitation, and the presentations and awards in the Carriage House nearby. … Continue reading

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

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

Civilian Stories: You Can’t Hurry Love


Opening Friday, June 6th from 6-9PM at Front/Space (217 W. 18th), Civilian Stories and Lots of Love present You Can’t Hurry Love. Featuring the design, sculpture, and photography of Sean Starowitz, Matthew Hayden, Nate Kautzer, Andrew Lyles, Taylor Pruitt, and Jessica N Rogers, You Can’t Hurry Love is about the patience, push, and pull to which … Continue reading

2014-15 Rocket Grants Awards announced!


Charlotte Street Foundation and the Spencer Museum of Art are delighted to announce this year’s selections to receive Rocket Grants Awards, a program funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. A selection panel composed of both national and local jurors – Kemi Ilesanmi, New York, Juan William Chávez, St. Louis, David Loewenstein, … Continue reading

Civilian Stories: Waiting To Close–A Latent Sculpture Park (or: A Land Bank and its Discontents)


Front/Space, Civilian Stories, and the Marlborough Community Coalition present Waiting to Close, an installation by metal artist, photographer, and designer Charles Brown, along with photography from Wes Landis and residents from the neighborhoods that form the Marlborough Community Coalition. In the summer of 2013, Charles Brown was approved to purchase the vacant lot at 8211 Brooklyn Avenue … Continue reading

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

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

Rockets Video Tonight!!!


TONIGHT!!!!! Monday February 10, 2014, 6.30 PM at the InterUrban ArtHouse, 8001 Conser St, suite 290, Overland Park, KS 66204, map. Have you seen the video featuring artists from award winning Rocket Grants projects – Resistant History, Field Trip Publishing, You Live Here Too, NV in KC, Johnny America, Vox Narro, WE!, PLUG Projects and the … Continue reading


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