January 15, 2018 - March 26, 2018here. Read the 2018 Rocket Grant Application Guide Now! The program has so far awarded $392,000 to more than two hundred artists working on 80+ projects. Many other artists and community members have been involved in these projects in one way or another. In its ninth year of serving the Kansas City arts community, the program for 2018-19 will provide grants in the amount of $60,000 total. Artists can learn more about how to apply by going to rocketgrants.org/apply. The $60,000 total includes Full Project Awards, which are cash grants that amount up to $6,000 each to area artists, performers, curators, and writers - as individuals or groups - to support the creation and presentation of NEW work/projects. The program also distributes Research & Development Awards. These awards are cash grants of $2,000 each, to support research and development for ambitious new projects that require a longer period of planning. The selection panel may also award this grant to a proposal that they find to be compelling, but which seems to require more development and/or funding. Rocket Grants are part of a national network of programs funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. There are, so far, 10 other grants similar to Rocket Grants in smaller cities around America. Kansas City was the third program to kick into action, thanks to the vitality of our regional arts community and the strong leadership of Charlotte Street and the Spencer Museum of Art. Rocket Grants provide opportunities for Kansas City area artists to make and share experimental work and ideas in public spaces around the region - by providing direct support for exceptional, under-the-radar, artist-driven, and artist-centered projects. If you have any questions, please free to email rocketgrants@charlottestre
Friday, January 26, 2018 - Saturday, February 24, 2018
Our world is increasingly strange. The unlikely has now become commonplace. All Tomorrow’s Parties is a group exhibition of nine artists who see the strange, surreal and unlikely in their own work as a reflection of their time. The exhibited collages, drawings, garments, paintings, sculptures and video works reflect a range of aesthetic responses that each artist has found and followed. Gathered together, the artists call attention to the qualities of the surreal that now seem every day. Will it stay this way? How bizarre will the future become? Can we be at home in this new world? All Tomorrow’s Parties invites viewers to consider these questions and more.
Surrealism responded to a world coming undone by war, economic crisis, and political instability. Doesn’t this also sound like our world? The artists of All Tomorrow’s Parties are driven to varying degrees by the impulses of surrealism. Seeing a similar drift towards the unlikely in our lives, this exhibition seeks to acknowledge and celebrate our age as ours. As artists and citizens, we can shape the world, yet there is no going back. Together we attend All Tomorrow’s Parties.The exhibition is organized by Jonah Criswell & Kelly John Clark. Participating artists include Corey Antis, Kelly John Clark, Hadley Clark, Jonah Criswell, Olivia Gibb, Will Henry, Caitlin Horsmon, Peyton Pitts, Allan Winkler. This also featuring works by Aaron Stork and Lee Piechoki.
Friday January 26th from 6-9pm
Film Screening with introduction by Dr. Melissa Lenos
Friday, February 2nd from 8-11pm
Closing Reception and Panel Discussion
Saturday, February 24th from 2-4PM