Rocket Relief emergency grants were made possible by the contributions of several arts organizations who believe in helping individual artists directly. Several arts nonprofits contributed financially towards the fund and countless organizations have shared this resource with their communities. Charlotte Street Foundation deeply thanks to peers and nonprofits who have stepped up to help individual artists in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART
The Spencer Museum of Art, located on the University of Kansas Lawrence campus, explores the intersection of art, ideas, and experiences. With a diverse collection of more than 45,000 works, the Spencer is the only museum in Kansas with contemporary and historic artwork in all mediums from cultures across six continents. The Spencer Museum facilitates arts engagement and research through exhibitions, artist commissions and residencies, conferences, performances, lectures, children’s art activities, and arts and culture festivals. Admission to the Spencer Museum of Art is free. To learn more about the museum and its programs you can visit http://www.spencerart.ku.edu/.
REGIONAL REGRANTING PROGRAM OF THE ANDY WARHOL FOUNDATION FOR THE VISUAL ARTS
The Regional Regranting Program of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts aims to support vibrant, under-the-radar artistic activity by partneringwith leading cultural institutions in communities across the country. The program allows the Foundation to reach the sizeable population of informal, non- incorporated artist collectives and to support their alternative gathering spaces, publications, websites, events and other projects. The Foundation plans to expand this program with partner organizations in areas where the level of on- the-ground, self-organized artistic activity is highest. You can read more information at https://warholfoundation.org/grant/regranting.html
Theater League has enhanced the quality of life in Kansas City since its first Best of Broadway series at the Lyric Theatre in 1977. Under the direction of founder Mark Edelman, the League presented forty-two touring Broadway seasons, built the Quality Hill Playhouse, produced two summer series at Starlight and brought professional theater to more than twenty stages in the metro area. The League produces the nationally-syndicated public radio show 12th STREET JUMP and supports mid-size theater companies from the Coterie and Unicorn to Spinning Tree, Mesner Puppet Theater, Musical Theatre Heritage, KCAT and the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival.
ARTS KC – REGIONAL ARTS COUNCIL
ArtsKC is a regional nonprofit arts council that promotes, supports and advocates for the arts across a five-county region. We promote the arts for their individual, community and economic benefits, and we create initiatives that drive audience engagement in the arts. We provide arts organizations, artists, and arts programs with professional support and investment, including grants that we award annually. We serve as the voice of the arts regionally by building relationships with government officials and advocating for the development of public funding, all in support of the arts as an economic and social driver.
Please visit www.ArtsKC.org for more information and visit www.ArtsKCGo.com, a local arts and cultural events calendar brought to you by ArtsKC.