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 [...]

Trip Afield: Catching Up With Field Trip Publishing

Field Trip Publishing, funded by a 2011 Rocket Grant, was a collaborative project founded and staffed by Eric Dobbins and Kelly John Clark. The two worked with artists to create limited-edition [...]

Progress update: White Cloud Community Mural

Called to Walls Documentary Screening & First Community Meeting Our team screened Called to Walls, a documentary about the making of four community murals in the Midwest, followed by a [...]

Kansas City: The Center of the Universe

In 2016, Maura Garcia (non-enrolled Cherokee/Mattamuskeet), a 2015 Rocket Grant recipient, launched her project Center of the Universe in conjunction with the Kansas City Indian Center. The [...]

First Lady? in 2019: An Interview with DeDe Deville

Drag performer DeDe Deville and I sat down in the Mid-century Modern front room of her cozy house on Strawberry Hill. Before I mic’ed her up and we settled in to talk, she showed me the projects [...]

Q&A with Grace Suh

Grace Suh, a 2018 Rocket Grant recipient, is in the midst of creating her multimedia musical Supreme/Being. It tells the chaotic story of an American TV talent search called “The Voice [...]

2019 Rocket Grants applications open today!!

You have 57 days until March 11 to propose your dream, public-facing project somewhere within 80 miles of Kansas City. Up to $6,000 per project is available for extraordinary, inventive, [...]

Claiming Space

By Chad Onianwa What’s Missing “It was never just about art” says Connie Fiorella-Fitzpatrick over a beer. “It’s about community engagement and [...]

Garage School at Open House

Open House is pleased to announce Garage School, an expansion to our programming made possible through the Rocket Grant project award! From late September into October we will be hosting [...]