The Projects 2015-2016

yvettesidewalksunsquareArtists: George Mayfield & Erlene Flowers

Project: Unspoken Violence (R & D Award)

Engaging 20 established and high school artists to create visual images, spoken word, and rap performances about domestic violence, child abuse and bullying, and exhibiting these in shelters, community centers, and area businesses.

 

Bohemian coverArtists: Carrie Riehl, Emily Kenyon, Hannah Carr & Chloe Elder

Project: Bohemian Magazine 2015 (R & D Award)

Funding for this project has been withdrawn due to eligibility issues.

 

02PhasquareArtist: Minh DuPha

Project: MagiNation (R & D Award)

A mobile laboratory designed to challenge ideas about the resource-less and the resource-full by integrating art and science at accessible sites using found materials and imagination, and encouraging inclusive, playful, cross-community interaction.

.Slide2Artist: Jessica Borusky

Project: Queer-A-Fest Destiny: Pioneers Reimagined (Project Award)

An historical performance project in five key locations in the contemporary Kansas City Area that promotes the marginalized and forgotten histories of cross-dressing and queer identity among early American Pioneers.

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03GarciasquareArtist: Maura Garcia

Project: Center of the Universe (Project Award)

A multi-media, investigative performance project in collaboration with members of the Kansas City Indian Center, exploring personal histories within the context of the prehistoric, mid-western city of Cahokia to re-envision and celebrate contemporary urban Native identities and community.

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01WardsquarishArtists: Nicholas Ward & Robert Baker

Project: Live TV Live (Project Award)

An ad-hoc platform for taking back the local media with contextual history, sardonic wit and theatrical, inclusive, community-based journalism.

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08SewellArtists: Leah Sewell & Justin Marable

Project: Microburst (Project Award)

A two-issue run of handmade magazines consisting of creative writing, games and art, using first-person narrative, citizen responses, satire and screen-printed art to engage the state of Kansas in a dialogue that provokes political criticism and action.

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PrintArtists: Ben Hlavacek, Keelin Austin & Garrett Rathbone

Project: The Columbus Park Skate Park (Project Award)

A neighborhood-driven initiative to create a community-owned space where people can learn and practice skateboarding as well as occupy an unused public area in a positive way. It will be designed, constructed, maintained, and used by residents of Columbus Park.

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Slide02squareArtists: Adriane Herman & Mo Dickens

Project: Goods Riddance: Off Putting (Project Award)

Investigating cycles of attachment and release in which letting go of physical and symbolic goods creates space for new possibilities. Funding will place an “Off-Putting” non-sales flier in the KC Star, highlighting the contagious energy embedded in gestures of release, as well as the benefits of role-modeling and encouragement.

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05BurkholdersquareArtists: Diane Burkholder, Celia Ruiz & Kristin Chow

Project: One Struggle KC Engaging Art / Una Lucha KC Arte Atractivo (Project Award)

Connecting the struggles of oppressed communities through hosting four art healing events and producing four coloring books made by local artists of color and focused on the organizations’ Points of Unity.

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minibinvinniesquareArtists: Blanket Undercover (Megan Mantia & Leone Reeves)

Project: The Mini Vinnie Bini (Project Award)

A citywide experimental dramatization of the 56th Venice Biennale, reproducing the entire exhibition piece by piece through photocopies and tablets, and installing the work all over KCK and KCMO – accompanied by an elaborate map.

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PrintArtists: Bryon Darby, Aaron Long, Cotter Mitchell, Aaron Paden

Project: Rest Assured, You Are Under Video Surveillance (Project Award)

Engaging thoughtful conversations about rights, privacy, and individual liberties by creating a series of pop-up public installations of Zen gardens containing faux-landscape stones equipped with hidden cameras.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Mo Dickens says:

    Thanks so much to the Committee and especially to Julia Cole. I’m honored to be included in this group of artists. I lost 20 pounds during the process of collaborating on the proposal with Adriane Herman, choked up twice during our presentation before the Committee, and appreciate this vote of confidence now that the proposal phase is complete. As a gallery guide at the Belger Arts Center, I have a whole new appreciation for how grant applications work. Your bro in KC,MO
    Mo Dickens, Gallery Assistant, Belger Arts Center

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