Making Moments: 432 Hz in the Works

Lauren Irving, known by her stage name Ivy Roots, has a lot of plates spinning. In addition to a career as a working musician, she owns a music publishing company, Ivy Roots LLC, which allows her [...]

RubiX preps for its first performance

  RubiX is an experimental performance outlet that brings together musicians, dancers, performing artists, visual artists and writers to collaborate on transformative events. Today on the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

2018 Award Winners Announced!

The Charlotte Street Foundation and Spencer Museum of Art at KU are delighted to announce the winners of 2018 Rocket Grants Awards: Eleven innovative and public-facing projects were chosen from [...]

On a Loop, and in the Loo: Turning a Restroom into a Microcinema for a Day

What is it like to screen a film in a restroom? I can now answer that question! On May 11, 2018, I installed (above) a 7-inch tablet looping our short film, Lessons from Exes, in the restroom at [...]

“West Side Por Vida”: Reclaiming History with Rodolfo Marron III

  Holding on to History There’s a mural on Summit, just south of its intersection with Southwest boulevard. Weathered by the seasons, graffiti tags, and local efforts at hiding them, [...]

Mandalas & Marching Bands: David Wayne Reed and his Eternal Harvest

Going Back Home It’s always odd recalling the first time you returned to your family home and realized that things were no longer the same. For me it was spring of freshman year of college. [...]

Rocket Grants Project Awards for the Kansas City Region

Final selections were made in May/June 2010, through 2015 for six rounds of applications to the Rocket Grants project awards program, an opportunity available to artists who live within an [...]