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

Upcoming Outreach Sessions


Outreach sessions to learn more about the Rocket Grants program in its fifth round of funding will begin in the first week of February. Please join us to hear past award recipients talk about the work that the program funded, the application process, their experiences during the project and opportunities that opened up as a … Continue reading

Round 5 of Rocket Grants Call for Applications Now Open!


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS for the 5th round of Rocket Grants Project Awards opened at on January 13, 2014. The deadline for completed applications will be March 24, 2014, and funds will be available to selected projects in June 2014. Rocket Grants receive support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and are … Continue reading

Rocket Grants Cycle 4 now open!


You have between January 14, 2013  and March 25, 2013 to prepare your dream Rocket Grants project application. Check out all the information and resources available to you on the application page, including outreach sessions throughout the Kansas City region.

New Rocket Grants award winners announced!


Congratulations to the ten groups and individuals who received $4,000 cash awards for their proposed projects, all designed to unfold between June 2012 and June 2013! Over 66 artists (individuals or members of collaborative groups) from throughout the 80-mile eligibility zone applied. The selected projects are located in the Greater KC metro area, St. Joseph, … Continue reading

AP in KC : Response from AK of PP

A few weeks ago, contributors from Art Practical spent a whirlwind weekend in Kansas City studios and art spaces.  The resulting issue of AP highlights and offers insight into some of the more risk-taking practices going on in the area, including Rocket Grant projects like “You Live Here Too”, “Haven”, and the controversy surrounding Amber Hansen’s … Continue reading

Art Practical’s Kansas City issue has been published!


Follow this link to see how four visiting writers from the San Francisco-based online magazine Art Practical engaged with Kansas City and our lively arts community! Information for this dedicated issue was gathered in February of this year when Patricia Maloney, Victoria Gannon, Christian L. Frock and Elyse Mallouk made a three-day visit to KC.



  Following their whirlwind tour, the Art Practical team is looking forward to sharing their impressions and conversations in the March 1 issue of the publication. But they are eager to present perspectives beyond their own and reiterate their invitation to the KC community to submit Shotgun Reviews.   Shotgun Reviews are an open forum where the broader … Continue reading


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