Give, take, gone…

“…But Earline was struggling, fighting to keep the lid open so she could search and retrieve, and then I realized why. There was a thick metal chain and padlock that was keeping the lid closed. This was new. It never had been locked before. My heart sank. Why would the Social Service League lock the…

Eternal Harvest

From the shovel that digs to plant to the shovel that digs to bury, Eternal Harvest is a short film that chronicles the cycle of life as told by the growing season on my family farm in rural Kansas. Like farming, my project is dependent on the cooperation of the weather. So far in this…

The recording of W.o.C oral histories starts this November 

“Wak’ó Mujeres Phụ nữ Women Mural” Also known as: The Lawrence KS Women Of Color Histories Mural We will start recording oral histories from Lawrence Women of Color this November 2017! Starting now, community members will be able to nominate local Women of Color whom they believe play a big or small role in our…

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…

KC Urban Potters Present Midwest Pottery Fest Mother’s Day Weekend

KC Urban Potters presents Midwest Pottery Fest : Mother’s Day Weekend Pottery Sale May 12-14, 2017 Located at the KC Urban Potters Shop + Studios (4 Westport Rd, KCMO) and across the street at The Drugstore (3948 Main St, KCMO). See below for details or visit kcurbanpotters.com Friday May 12: 5-8pm Opening reception, Live Music…

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…

You’re Overdue for a Haircut: Why Trump Won and Hillary Lost or to put it mildly, WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH YOURSELF FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS.

We are asking ourselves, how did we get here? and what can we do about it? We have not abandoned hope, although we our taking time to reflect upon our accomplishments, our missed opportunities, and quite frankly, the noticeable failure of many, many others to wake up to the relational difference between current power structures (including arts institutions) and the lives that most Americans lead. Meanwhile, we will keep the razors finely honed, the scissors sharpened, and the propaganda mirrored to the face of the status quo. We will be the hair tonic that soothes your dry and aching scalp.

Casting Light into the Darkness

We will choose hope over fear. We will re-imagine our communities, reinvigorate our neighborhoods, and make a new day. Surely you know we can win.

KC Urban Potters Grand Opening

The Kansas City Urban Potters (KCUP) will host a Grand Opening of their new Shop, Studio + Project Space on October 28, 2016 from 5-9pm at 4 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO. Visitors are invited to enjoy food, drinks and music while touring midtown Kansas City’s newest venue for fine studio pottery. All purchases will be discounted 10% during the Grand Opening celebration.