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Charlotte Street 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.

Charlotte Street Studio Residency

The Charlotte Street Studio Residency provides free studio and rehearsal spaces to exceptional young, emerging and/or already accomplished artists in need of space in which to create and to develop their creative processes, professional practices, and peer networks.

Rocket Grants

The Rocket Grants program fuels the energy of the Kansas City regional visual arts community by encouraging and supporting inventive, under-the-radar, and public-facing work in non-traditional spaces. Rocket Grants is administered by Charlotte Street and the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas and funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Charlotte Street Curatorial Residency

Charlotte Street’s Curatorial Residency aims to engage outstanding, emerging curators from around the country with the Kansas City region and its artists. The Program provides support and a public platform for an emerging curator to develop and present original, community-responsive contemporary arts programming.

Charlotte Street Visual Artist Award

Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards recognize and significantly support Kansas City-based visual artists of all media who are creating exceptional, contemporary work. Providing artists with financial support, critical recognition, and public exposure, these Awards aim to reward artistic accomplishment to date and to support the continued development of artists’ work and careers. The 2016 Visual Artist Awards application period has closed.

Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Award

The Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Awards aim to recognize and significantly support Kansas City-based artists producing exceptional performance-based work that is original, innovative, and progressive. Providing artists with financial support, critical recognition, and public exposure, these Awards aim to reward artistic accomplishment to date and to support the continued development of artists’ work and careers. The 2016 Generative Performing Artist Award application period has closed.

Missouri Bank Artboards

The Missouri Bank Crossroads Artboards is a public art program administered by Charlotte Street Foundation. The Artboards are exterior, double-sided billboards rising above Missouri Bank’s Crossroads location at 125 Southwest Boulevard, and present new, commissioned images by Kansas City area artists rotating approximately every three months. A call for proposals is issued each Fall.

Charlotte Street Open Call

The Charlotte Street Foundation accepts programming submissions on a rolling basis. Applicants can be artists (of any discipline), curators, or cultural producers wishing to partner with Charlotte Street to produce programming on or off site of Charlotte Street’s exhibition spaces.

Proposals may be for contemporary arts projects including, but not limited to, visual art exhibitions, installations, original live performances (dance, theater, music, performance art, spoken word, etc.), video screenings, literary readings/events, public programs, and collaborative projects.