Rodolfo Marron, 27, is officially making it as an artist. Back in August, he decided he needed to focus on producing work for the Charlotte Street 2016 Visual Arts Award Exhibition at Kemper at the Crossroads. He quit his day job — and it’s a good thing he did.
Lynnette Miranda is never quite sure what art will be in the shows she curates. Miranda, a Miami native who’s six months into an 18-month stint as the Charlotte Street Foundation's curator-in-residence, says she curates artists, not art objects.
Over the past 20 years Kansas City has radically expanded its support for area artists in the form of grants and residencies. The Charlotte Street Foundation, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, has been an undisputed leader on this front.
Charlotte Street Foundation has focused on the arts for 20 years, and just launched a StartUp Residency program. It's designed to help up-and-coming arts startups, such as an artist-run collaborative or a new business.
Charlotte Street Foundation is scheduled to launch a new pilot program, to be known as the StartUp Residency. This unique program in Kansas City is committed to fostering the development of an up-and-coming, innovative arts initiative less than three years old and in its early stages of development.