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CALL FOR APPLICANTS:

STARTUP RESIDENCY

DEADLINE: February 6, 2017

ABOUT THE STARTUP RESIDENCY:
Charlotte Street’s pilot StartUp Residency program aims to foster the development of an up-and-coming, innovative startup such as an artist-run collaborative, business, or organization. This pilot program builds upon Charlotte Street’s 20-year history of providing support and catalytic opportunities for Kansas City-based arts initiatives, entrepreneurs, and collaborative groups in their earliest stages of development. 

THE 2017 STARTUP RESIDENCY RECIPIENT(S) WILL RECEIVE:
—12 months of rent-free storefront residency space in downtown Kansas City, MO

— Artist Inc or Artist Inc II professional development training opportunity

— Mentoring, networking & cross-marketing opportunities with CSF

CRITERIA/ WHO SHOULD APPLY:
Organization or business less than three years old, with an established business plan or demonstrated proof of concept

Group or business defined as an artist-run or artist-centric organization with the ability to define and demonstrate artistic component(s) of the work, mission, or initiative of the organization

A startup can be a for-profit, not-for-profit, or hybrid business model

Appropriate applicants could be: publications or critical feedback platforms, art spaces or performance venues, For-Cause Arts entrepreneurships, collaboratives or collectives with associated programming, (can be visual, performative arts, social practice, or multidisciplinary approaches to “artist”-centric).

TIMELINE:
FEBRUARY 6 (MIDNIGHT) — Deadline for applications

FEBRUARY 27 — Finalist interviews / Jury decisions made

MARCH 6 — Residency begins / Space accessible

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Applicants should submit the following to SUBMISSIONS@charlottestreet.org with the subject line: STARTUP

Applications should include:
 
StartUp Residency Application Form
 Bio and CV of lead Artist and Primary Collaborators
 
Organizational Budget for 2017
 
Demonstration of Artistic Merit :  images, video, or sound clips. No more than 10 images, no more than 5 links to video or sound clips. Images should be compiled in a single PDF with short captions.

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 6, 2017
Questions? Please email Amy Kligman at amy@charlottestreet.org

Please see PDFs (below) for additional information and application instructions.

StartUp Residency PR Announcement

StartUp Residency Open Call

StartUp Residency Application

Charlotte Street Foundation
Charlotte Street identifies the needs and fuels the evolution of an ever-changing multidisciplinary arts ecosystem, acting as its primary provocateur. We cultivate the contemporary, the exceptional, and the unexpected in the practice of artists working in and engaging with the Kansas City art community.
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