2019 Awards

RCMA: Preserving Marginalized Histories

I met up with Kendell Harbin in the nearly empty parking lot of the Midwest Genealogy Center. We sat on the curb and chatted for a few minutes, waiting for the library to officially open. Today [...]

RAICES Benefit with Making Movies and More

On Friday, August 16th, at Liberty Hall, I Heart Local Music Magazine will host a fundraiser for RAICES. The immigrant rights organization, based out of Texas, provides free and low cost legal [...]

Reflecting on Ten Years of Rocket Grants with Julia Cole

To talk about the ten year anniversary of Rocket Grants is to understand the way that the arts landscape has changed in Kansas City throughout that time. In 2009, “social practice” frequently [...]

From Ivanhoe to Honduras: Battery Tour’s AY Young

Last month I sat down with the founder of The Battery Tour (2018 Rocket Grant Recipient), AY Young,  to chat about what the organization has accomplished in the year since receiving their [...]

Mahaska-White Cloud Community Mural has begun!

The painting of the White Cloud Community Mural has officially begun!   After a series of brainstorming and design meetings we finalized our idea and on May 17, 2019 we started outlining the [...]

I Heart Local Music Presents: Pride for the Masses at Granada!

Based out of Lawrence, KS, I Heart Local Music Magazine‘s mission is to celebrate the local scene, giving attention to a diverse range of artists. On June 8th, they will be hosting the [...]

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 [...]