Zz School Spring Enrollment Now Open!

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Zz School is getting ready for our Spring programming! Enroll now for classes beginning April 13!  This time around course participants will have open access to our printshop for what we are calling “Open Studio Sundays”.  This means supervised access to use the shop and keep your projects going through the weekend. In other news, … Continue reading

Joseph Keehn Discusses A MYSTIC BOND OF BROTHERHOOD MAKES ALL MEN ONE

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Listen to Joseph Keehn discuss A Mystic Bond of Brotherhood Makes All Men One Transcript of recording. Joseph Keehn speaks: “Today is Wednesday, February 25, 2015 and it is 5:10 pm I am currently at a potential public library in Kansas that may decide to exhibit the project “A Mystic Bond of Brotherhood Makes All Men … Continue reading

For The Love Of Beeps

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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

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

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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

Rupturing the Institutional Model: 50/50

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         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

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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

Upcoming opportunities

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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: http://www.liaep.org/applications/ . . . .   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

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

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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

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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

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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

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