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…

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.

A Place Behind the Sun: Society’s First Visual Art Form

Murals are sometimes proof that often we aren’t always looking. Aren’t always observing. Aren’t entirely aware of our environment. Think about the last mural you noticed; likely you’ll have a hard time deciding if it really was one. Instead, you might be thinking of a billboard, wall sign, or graffiti wall. Or was it a…

The Fade: Muralist’s Called to Walls

Citizens of the Republic! Early voting has already begun. The summer light is fading but not your dreams. They remain resolute as will your interest in the next iteration of Cut Your Hair in the Socialist Style. You won’t want to miss this one.

See ya on the floor!

Please join us for the FINAL INSTALLMENT of The Floor! An overlapping engagement in the experiential tracing of repetition and Blackness in relation to the #GreatBlackMigrations of the 20th Century. It presents and remixes personal, cultural, and mythic narratives found in story, music, movement, and visualizations. Part 1: Rasheedat Badejo Part 2: Visualgoodies Aaron Sutton…

The Floor Continues

Come through to the Quilombo at 3504 Woodland Ave, KCMO, Saturday, September 10, 2016 Part II of The Floor! Featuring UpCOMING LEGENDARY ACE FADEL! 6:30-9:30pm

THE GOLD STANDARD

Admit it; you were keeping score.The Rio Olympics turned watching gymnastics—once shunned as the Cold-War provenance of Eastern Europe—into a Red State, core family value. Despite the protestations of some, and with the encouragement of others, we are moving forward. On Labor Day we will hoist the flag, raise the barber pole, and proclaim: CUT YOUR HAIR IN THE SOCIALIST STYLE! A series of programs will thereafter ensue.

TONIGHT! THE FLOOR!

Hello All! Cat Mahari here, and I’m thankful tonight that the premiere of Rocket Grant Funded #TheFloor is tonight! AND at a new location! The Quilombo Cultural Center at 3504 Woodland Ave 6:30-9:30pm! This first weekend of The Floor features the amazing live performance of theatre artist Rasheedat Badejo! And we encounter her migration story…