2019 Award Winners Announced!

The Charlotte Street Foundation and Spencer Museum of Art at KU are delighted to announce the winners of 2019 Rocket Grants Awards: Eleven innovative and public-facing projects were chosen from [...]

These Walls

These Walls will amplify public discourse on housing inequity through an accessible, alternative photography exhibition by and for working-class people. Documentary cellphone photos by low-wage [...]

Before an Immense Sky: A film for the sighted and the blind

Before and Immense Sky is a deeply personal experimental film about marriage, sight, sound, and the boundless distance between people. There will be an audio description of the film made and [...]

Airplanes

  Every day, Benjamin Wills writes letters to prisoners. He has done this for years now and has written thousands of letters. Somewhere along the way, the correspondence gave birth to an art [...]

Racial Equity In the 21st Century

This project will engage the community in a call and response filmed conversation, though means of a mobile viewing and recording booth. The initial ‘prompt’ conversation is composed of archived [...]

RubiX

RubiX is a performance outlet merging music and movement, by bringing local musicians, dancers, performing artists, visual artists and writers together to collaborate through a series of [...]

432hz

432hz is a creative space for sound healers & artists to capture moments with an audience via live interactive sound and visual recording. The monthly series consists of a sound design DJ, an [...]

Impractical Spaces: Artist-run Galleries, Occupied Warehouses, Co-operatives, Pop-ups, and Other Ad Hoc Venues

Impractical Spaces involves a symposium and a publication organized by Melaney Ann Mitchell and Cory Imig focused on the history and impact of artist-run spaces in Kansas City. Artist-run spaces [...]

Glass Box

Glass Box is an artist-run, community-focused, mobile art space, operating in several phases over the course of a year. Lost Thought Productions will be repurposing a box truck into a combined [...]

A Legacy of Leadership

A Legacy of Leadership is a biographical documentary to be made by Emiel Cleaver about the life of Leon Mercer Jordan, a man whose story is not widely known. Jordan was an influential African [...]