Give, take, gone…

“…But Earline was struggling, fighting to keep the lid open so she could search and retrieve, and then I realized why. There was a thick metal chain and padlock that was keeping the lid closed. This was new. It never had been locked before. My heart sank. Why would the Social Service League lock the…

2017 Rocket Grants Award Winners Announced!

The Charlotte Street Foundation and Spencer Museum of Art at KU are delighted to announce the winners of 2017 Rocket Grants Awards: Ten innovative and public-facing projects were chosen from among an extremely competitive pool – all with a reach towards audiences outside of traditional arts venues and some with a specific focus on stimulating…

First ever Group Application Training Session this Wednesday!

Are you in the middle of your application and could use a little help? Come check out the new idea this year – our first ever Group Application Training Session. You’ll also be able to visit the fantastic facilities of the Johnson County Library’s Maker Space- it’s amazing, and FREE, and open to residents of…

Outreach session at the Center for Neighborhoods this Saturday 10 AM

Coming up this Saturday morning, February 18th, from 10 to 11.30 AM at the Center For Neighborhoods, Kansas City: Room 210, 4747 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64110, map. Program coordinator Julia Cole will make a brief presentation about the Rocket Grants program and the resources that are available to help you submit a strong…

Rocket Grants Round 8 Open Today!

You have until March 27 to propose your dream, public-facing project somewhere within 80 miles of Kansas City. Up to $6,000 per project available for inventive, under-the-radar work by artists and collaborative teams. Projects should happen in venues that are not traditional or established art spaces, and be public-facing. We encourage projects that build bridges…

2016 Rocket Grants Award Winners Announced!

The Charlotte Street Foundation and Spencer Museum of Art at KU are delighted to announce the winners of 2016 Rocket Grants Awards: Eleven innovative and public-facing projects were chosen from among a competitive pool – all with a reach towards audiences outside of traditional arts venues and some with a specific focus on stimulating and…

Rocket Talk: Judith G. Levy and Jessica Borusky on “Persona and Place”

Saturday, February 6th, a comfortable crowd gathered to sit in a few rows of chairs, set to one side of the “Traces and Trajectories” exhibition. The show had its opening debut the night before, at  Charlotte Street Foundation’s La Esquina gallery. Jessica Borusky and Judith G. Levy are current and former Rocket Grant recipients, and…

Express Yourself, first event Saturday February 27, noon

Join One Struggle KC and Una Lucha KC in a four part series of Art + Healing sessions to help people of color express struggles and achievements within our communities. Events are FAMILY FRIENDLY, FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. This first ART + HEALING session will include the official launch of the Ayotzinapa Vive…

Off-Putting this Friday night Jan 15 at the Kiosk

This Friday night January 15, 6-9 PM, at The Kiosk Gallery, 916 E 5th St. Kansas City, MO 64106, 2015 Rocket Grants recipient Adriane Herman will present images and conversations that have spun off from her Goods Riddance: Off-Putting project. For details about the public components of the funded work see the project’s page. The…

‘Rest Assured’ to feature at Lawrence Public Library

Through a series of pop-up Zen gardens equipped with hidden cameras, 2015 Rocket Grant recipients Bryon Darby, Aaron Long, Cotter Mitchell, and Aaron Paden seek to confront our culture’s growing love/hate relationship with surveillance. In Rest Assured, You Are Under Video Surveillance, guests “relax” within the space under the safe but watchful camera eyes, each…