Awards announced for 2015-2016 Rocket Grants Program!

boomblogCharlotte 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 Jose Faus – read more here) to an exciting mixture of multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural, publicly engaged projects from around the region:

Jessica Borusky, KC, MO, Queer-A-Fest Destiny: Pioneers Reimagined, $4,000

Maura Garcia, De Soto, KS, Center of the Universe, $6,000

Nicholas Ward & Robert Baker, Lawrence, Live TV Live, $5,500

Ben Hlavacek, Keelin Austin & Garrett Rathbone, KC, MO, Columbus Park Skate Park, $6,000

Leah Sewell & Justin Marable, Topeka, KS, Microburst, $4,000

Adriane Herman & Mo Dickens, KC, MO, Goods Riddance: Off Putting, $4,000

Diane Burkholder, Celia Ruiz & Kristin Chow, KC, MO, One Struggle KC Engaging Art / Una Lucha KC Arte Atractivo, $6,000

Blanket Undercover (Megan Mantia & Leone Reeves), KC, MO, The Mini Vinnie Bini, $6,000

Bryon Darby, Aaron Long, Cotter Mitchell, Aaron Paden, Lawrence, KS, Rest Assured, You Are Under Video Surveillance, $5,500

George Mayfield, Erlene Flowers, KC, KS, Unspoken Violence, $6,000

Carrie Riehl, Emily Kenyon, Hannah Carr & Chloe Elder, Liberty, MO, Bohemian Magazine Year 2015, $5,000

Minh DuPha KC, MO, MagiNation, $6,000

Read the full press release, or link to detailed information about the projects through this page.

Thanks, as always, to the generous, empowering funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and to all the artists who bring so much meaning to our lives!

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