Last outreach sessions for 2015

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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

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

Embracing “Risky” (Parent-Teacher Conference)

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Embracing “Risky”: Necessity of the “art of” (and perhaps one reason why Kansas City, Missouri public schools have academic woes) People find the fact that I’m working on a grant-funded documentary related to exploring the climate of public education in Kansas City, Missouri, fascinating. Often, the next question asked is related to what my “position” … Continue reading

Beep On The Radio!

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KCUR aired this story about Beep Goes The Weasel on August 15, and again two days later. Maria Carter works at KCUR, and just happened to be at the Boulevard Drive-In during a July performance. After seeing her young niece play vegetables in front of the snack bar, she contacted Dave Cedillo to do a … Continue reading

Beep Goes Live On KC Live

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Beep Goes the Weasel was live in the studio on KSHB last Thursday. Joel Nichols and Michelle Davidson, hosts of KC Live, interviewed David Cedillo Jr. and Angie Wolford about the project. Nichols even played Deep Purple’s Smoke on the Water. Beep Goes the Weasel returns to the Boulevard Drive In tonight and next Saturday … Continue reading

Ready Camera One

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Beep Goes The Weasel is scheduled to appear on Kansas City’s local NBC affiliate, KSHB, August 14th at 10am! David Cedillo, Angie Wolford, and Matt Hawkins will teach KC Live hosts, Joel Nichols and Michelle Davidson, how to play vegetables like a keyboard! KC Live is a mid morning talk program that co host Joel Nichols says … Continue reading

Beeping At The Boulevard

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BEEP GOES THE WEASEL is what happens when musicians, vegetables, and participants collide in song (and sometimes cacophony). the project was launched on father’s day at the boulevard drive-in. dave cedillo, matt hawkins, and angie wolford make it happen when they play songs, plug in vegetables, and invite people to play along. BGTW has played … Continue reading

Discrete Curiosity Displays the work of Cheryl Eve Acosta and Michael Curry

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    The Discrete Curiosity Project recently launched the exhibit of another round of amazing artist work.  This month the cabinet, located at JOCO library’s Central Resource Branch, is hosting the 3-D plotted wonders of Michael Curry and the material explorations of Cheryl Eve Acosta.  Michael’s work features a prosthetic hand, lego-zombies, and a host of … Continue reading

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