Kansas City: The Center of the Universe

In 2016, Maura Garcia (non-enrolled Cherokee/Mattamuskeet), a 2015 Rocket Grant recipient, launched her project Center of the Universe in conjunction with the Kansas City Indian Center. The [...]

First Lady? in 2019: An Interview with DeDe Deville

Drag performer DeDe Deville and I sat down in the Mid-century Modern front room of her cozy house on Strawberry Hill. Before I mic’ed her up and we settled in to talk, she showed me the projects [...]

Q&A with Grace Suh

Grace Suh, a 2018 Rocket Grant recipient, is in the midst of creating her multimedia musical Supreme/Being. It tells the chaotic story of an American TV talent search called “The Voice [...]

Claiming Space

By Chad Onianwa What’s Missing “It was never just about art” says Connie Fiorella-Fitzpatrick over a beer. “It’s about community engagement and [...]

2018 Award Winners Announced!

The Charlotte Street Foundation and Spencer Museum of Art at KU are delighted to announce the winners of 2018 Rocket Grants Awards: Eleven innovative and public-facing projects were chosen from [...]

On a Loop, and in the Loo: Turning a Restroom into a Microcinema for a Day

What is it like to screen a film in a restroom? I can now answer that question! On May 11, 2018, I installed (above) a 7-inch tablet looping our short film, Lessons from Exes, in the restroom at [...]

Lessons from Exes Playing at Crows Coffee South Plaza May 11

Lessons from Exes will make its small-screen premiere at Crows Coffee South Plaza, 304 E. 51st St., Kansas City on Friday, May 11. Crows has graciously allowed us to turn their restroom into the [...]

2018 Rocket Grants Applications Open TODAY!

You have 70 days until March 26 to propose your dream, public-facing project somewhere within 80 miles of Kansas City. Up to $6,000 per project is available for inventive, under-the-radar work by [...]

BOUNDARIES with RCMA 12/17, 7 PM

BOUNDARIES December 17, 2017, 7:00PM A performance program of RCMA arranged for Open House When the lights go down, where do the edges of place, person, or picture start and stop? How to engage [...]

Premiere Screenings of Lessons from Exes!

Upcoming in December 2017: two free, public, premiere screenings of Lessons from Exes, an 11-minute short film about the lessons that remain after your ex is long gone. Both shows will feature [...]