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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

2018 Award Winners Announced!

The Charlotte Street Foundation and Spencer Museum of Art at KU are delighted to announce the winners of 2018 Rocket Grants Awards: Eleven innovative and public-facing projects were chosen from [...]

2018 Rocket Grants Applications Open TODAY!

You have 70 days until March 26 to propose your dream, public-facing project somewhere within 80 miles of Kansas City. Up to $6,000 per project is available for inventive, under-the-radar work by [...]

BOUNDARIES with RCMA 12/17, 7 PM

BOUNDARIES December 17, 2017, 7:00PM A performance program of RCMA arranged for Open House When the lights go down, where do the edges of place, person, or picture start and stop? How to engage [...]

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 [...]