ALTER: Art Space is Born!

Alter is a collaborative, multidisciplinary artist-run space that seeks to connect a variety of creative disciplines through interactive environments and unexpected programming. We want to give Kansas City a space where installation, performance, and painting can join forces with musicians, actors, and dancers. Alter was recently “born” at their opening exhibition, BIRTH. On the final weekend…

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…

The Liminal and the Limitless at 50/50

THE LIMINAL AND THE LIMITLESS June 17th – August 4th, 2016 50/50, 1628 Wyoming St., Kansas City, Missouri 64102 The Liminal and the Limitless features the work of Stephen Proski (KC), Samara Umbral (KC), Maya Martinez (BM) and Troyese Robinson (LA). The works of these four artists are steadfast in their shared flatness and sense…

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…

Closing Reception for “Traces and Trajectories”

On Friday, March 4th, participants gathered for the closing reception of “Traces & Trajectories”, an exhibit featuring the work of selected regional artists who have completed Rocket Grants-awarded projects during the first six years of the program. The night was a high-spirited celebration that included a photo shoot produced by Blanket Undercover and musical performance conceived…

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…