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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

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