Impact through Insight

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Hello, my name is Meredith and I’m a new feature writer for the Rocketblog. This is the first is a series of posts that will be running through the spring that will be focusing on taking a more in depth look at Rocket Grant projects. I look forward to learning more about each project and … Continue reading

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

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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!

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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

Breanne Trammell at Zz School, Saturday November 8 @ Plug Projects

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Zz School is honored to have Breanne Trammell as the inaugural artist invited to take part in its “Printmaking in the Expanded Field” program. This program aims to bring two artists per year from outside the region to Kansas City to execute a print-based and socially conscious artwork specific to our city. Events generated through … Continue reading

Zz School is in Session!

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Greetings from Zz School! Classes have officially started at the Zz School of Print Media! We are so honored to have full enrollment for our fall session!!  Our Silkscreen at Normal Human class taught by Pat Egger, co-owner of the print shop Normal Human in Westport started last Tuesday.  Students in this course will gain an understanding … Continue reading

Enrollment is now open at Zz School!!

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The Zz School of Print Media is proud to announce that enrollment has begun for our fall 2014 session.  Visit our website for more information on course offerings, upcoming visiting artist projects, and internship opportunities.  We will post more in the coming weeks, until then, you can follow our progress of Facebook and Instagram! 

This Saturday, The Discrete Curiosity launches the LAST exhibit of the summer

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This saturday, August 9th, at 3 pm, The Discrete Curiosity Project will launch the work of Just Colcord and Gary Staab as part of the final exhibition set of the summer at the Johnson County Resource Library. Join us at the launch to get a chance to meet the artists and interact with the exhibit. If … Continue reading

2014 Rocket Grants Awards Ceremony

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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

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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

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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

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