The two-level awards system will be covered, as well as general information about eligibility and funding priorities. At several of the sessions previous or current grant recipients will talk about their Rocket Grants project and experience. We will also be debuting a brand new video about Rocket Grants artists and their community partners this year. The sessions are free.
If you have specific queries about your application in progress, after you have looked through all the information sources available to you, you can also set a phone appointment with the Rocket Grants program coordinator. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request one. (This link is not active – to prevent phishing – so please copy and paste it into your email address line).
There will also be an opportunity to make an appointment for a one-on-one discussion with the program coordinator at a limited series of venues around the region.
The list of venues for outreach sessions will be constantly updated throughout the 2016 application window, so please check back soon. An easier way to find out about upcoming outreach would be to like our new Facebook page!
Tuesday February 2, 2016, 7 – 8.30 PM at the InterUrban ArtHouse, Overland Park: 8001 Conser St, suite 290, Overland Park, KS 66204, map. Rocket Grants Program Coordinator Julia Cole will take the audience on a tour of the Rocketblog to point out the many resources that are available to help you make a strong application. She will also answer any questions you may have about the program and the kinds of projects it funds. Please register for this event with IUAH (free).
Saturday February 20, 2016, 11 AM – 12.30 PM at La Esquina, Kansas City: 1000, W 25th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108, map. Find out how artists are working to make Kansas City a more connected, critical and dynamic place. Do you have an idea that could be funded by a Rocket Grant? Join this networking and information event to find out more about the past, present and future of this prestigious funding opportunity. This presentation will take place inside the Traces and Trajectories Exhibit, featuring work from the first six years of Rocket Grants awards.
Tuesday February 23, 2016, 6 – 7.30 PM at The Dotte (next door to Epic Clay Studio), Kansas City Kansas: 611 N. 6th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101, map. Program coordinator Julia Cole will make a presentation about the program and the resources that are available to help you submit a strong application. She will also answer questions from the audience.
Saturday February 27, 2016, 4.30 – 6 PM at Wonder Fair, Lawrence, KS: 841 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS 66044, map. Program coordinator Julia Cole will make a presentation about the program and the resources that are available to help you submit a strong application. She will also answer questions from the audience. There will also be a brief presentation from 2015 Rocket Grants Award winner Bryon Darby, whose collaborative project Rest Assured, You Are Under Video Surveillance is in progress in public spaces around Lawrence. Bryon will talk about his team’s experience applying for the grant, and how it helped them create an ambitious, interactive project
Saturday March 5, 3-5 PM at Black Archives of Mid-America, Kansas City: 1722 E. 17th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64106, map. Program coordinator Julia Cole will make a presentation about the program and the resources that are available to help you submit a strong application. She will also answer questions from the audience.