Melaney Mitchell of Kansas City received a Rocket Grant from Charlotte Street Foundation for a “radical public programming” project for her Informality blog, informalityblog.com, which she started in 2013.
The Charlotte Street Foundation has announced winners of its prestigious Rocket Grants. Eleven projects, selected for innovation and their aim to reach audiences outside traditional arts venues, were awarded a total of $60,000.
As the only funder in the country that supports the arts in all 50 states and five U.S. jurisdictions, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will award $82,357,050 in grants to fund 1,148 projects in the second major grant announcement of its 50th anniversary year.
Can a picture say more than what’s in a frame? Can singular images tell us about a bigger picture? Photographers with Archive Collective ask these questions to gather the #BigAmericanPicture, and Instagram users can take part.
Cellphone photo enthusiasts have a few more days to shape one of the pieces of art in a downtown Kansas City gallery. Instagram users who post photos with the hashtag #bigamericanpicture can see their images on a computer screen mounted to a wall and hooked up to an iPad showing the feed of a group of Kansas City photographers called the Archive Collective.
Amy Kligman is executive/artistic director of Charlotte Street Foundation, charlottestreet.org. In the 19 years since it was created, Charlotte Street has been a powerful force behind the rise of Kansas City’s nationally respected art scene.