Live TV Live presents: Cahoots, Chicanery and Carpetbagging

Episode: 2 LTVL

Just this week, a collective calling themselves the East Ninth Street Placekeepers published a highly informative website. The website functions as an archive of letters of concern from Lawrence residents, national publications on placemaking and dis-placemaking, letters to the editor and visual responses pertaining to the ongoing project. In a section titled Follow the Money, … Continue reading

Awards announced for 2015-2016 Rocket Grants Program!


Charlotte Street Foundation and the KU Spencer Museum of Art proudly announce twelve new Rocket Grants (nine Full Project Awards and three Research & Development Awards) making up the largest package of funding in the program’s six year history! $64,000 was awarded by the 2015 Selection Panel (Rashayla Marie Brown, David Wilson, Amber Hansen and … Continue reading

For The Love Of Beeps

angie blur hands BEEP text

Last summer Beep Goes The Weasel came to the Boulevard Drive In, and aired on local TV and radio stations. This year the project has added more venues, widened audience interaction, and picked up a sponsor! BGTW will return to the Boulevard Drive In (located at 1051 Merriam Ln, Kansas City, KS) for 8 dates this … Continue reading

Rupturing the Institutional Model: 50/50


         The 50/50 project, headed up by director/curator Cambria Potter, has been greeted with much anticipation throughout the Kansas City community. This revolutionary project was started with funding from a Rocket Grant, and then extended by a successful kickstarter campaign. Potter says that the 50/50 team is eager to reveal what they have … Continue reading

Last outreach sessions for 2015


Are you interested in applying for up to $6,000 to implement an innovative, under-the-radar project that engages a public audience? Rocket Grants applications for the 2015-2016 season are due on March 23 at midnight – that’s less than a month away! There will be two final outreach sessions for this year, one in Sedalia on … Continue reading

Application window for 2015 half-open/half-closed (almost)


There will be an outreach session TODAY (February 15) at 3 PM at Taishi Studios (in the Studios Inc building on Campbell/17th in KC). Don’t miss out on your chance to get more information about this opportunity and ask questions that will help you make a strong application. Details.

Your Ideal End: Maria Velasco’s enchanting spaces explore the process of battling real monsters with creativity


María Velasco’s Lawrence studio initially appears to be a wonderland. Her delicate drawings for Your Ideal End are of hot air balloons and children holding hands, mixed with archival photos and kid’s sketches of smiling suns. There is a fragility to the space that is soon polluted by disturbing adult shadows. There are children playing cowboys and Indians, … Continue reading

Impact through Insight


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

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


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 974 other followers