Each year four (formerly five) jurors are selected to review Rocket Grants applications. Two are national figures – artists in a variety of media, arts professionals, critical art writers and cultural activists – and two are from the Kansas City region. Our national jurors are always invited to participate in some kind of public program around the time of the final selection process.

The jury process for Rocket Grants takes place in two stages:
• First a Letter of Intent (LOI) in which jurors review the one-page project descriptions;
• Secondly full applications are requested from the top sixteen or so candidates. They are invited to present their proposal ideas in-person and answer questions from the jury panel in late August 2023, enabling the jury to select the final 10 grant recipients.

2023 Jurors
Past Jurors

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