Four exciting new Rocket Grants critical arts writing initiatives launching this spring!


A large part of what the Rocket Grants program does is aimed towards developing new kinds of audiences and connecting artists with our community in novel and unexpected ways. The venues, processes and issues that our awarded projects explore may be just as unfamiliar to established arts institutions in our region as they are to … Continue reading

Upcoming opportunities


Applications are due by March 1st for the next round of Lighton International Artists Exchange Program – apply for up to $6,000 in international travel costs: . . . .   Also, tomorrow, February 19, 12 noon to 1 PM, information session for the Art in the Loop Foundation: Grants for artistic engagement in … 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

A Blade of Grass Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art


Check out the launch of the A Blade Of Grass Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art! Online application form opened Tuesday, September 3, 2013 Application Deadline: Monday, December 2, 2013 Seven Fellows will be selected to receive an unrestricted stipend of $20,000 to realize an innovative community-based project. The program will also offer tailored professional support … Continue reading

New Warhol Re-granting program announced in Portland, OR

The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA),, is proud to announce The Precipice Fund, a major new granting initiative for Portland-based unincorporated visual art collectives, alternative spaces, and collaborative projects. Formed with the support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Precipice Fund expands Warhol’s Regional Regranting Program to the Northwest, … 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.

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

Upcoming deadlines, great opportunities


Apply for the Indy Island Residency by January 11, 2013. The image above shows the occupancy by last year’s resident and 2010 Rocket Grants recipient A. Bitterman. Submit work to the Museum of Arte Util by February 15, 2013. Submit proposals to apexart’s Unsolicited Proposal Program by February 15, 2013

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


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