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For the first time in history, Charlotte Street Foundation is inviting applications from all eligible artists wishing to be considered for the 2011 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards, which recognize and support outstanding artists based in Kansas City with unrestricted cash grants, an exhibition of their work, and related exposure. (Previously, consideration has been given only to artists nominated by a panel of Awards Advisors and Community Nominators.)  It is expected that three awards of $10,000 will be distributed in 2011. Deadline for applications is November 1, 2010.

To be eligible, applicants must: Be a visual artist who has resided (not just worked or maintained studio space) in the five-country Metropolitan Kansas City area (Jackson, Clay, Platte, Wyandotte, Johnson counties) since at least November 1, 2009; Be 21 years of age or older as of November 1, 2010; If applicable, have graduated from undergraduate school prior to June 30, 2009 (note, applicants need not have attended college); Not be a full-time student or plan to be a full time student during the period November 1, 2010-June 30, 2011. Artists who have previously received Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards are NOT elibilble to apply.

Submissions will be considered by the Awards Selection Panel through a two-phased process, culminating with in-person studio visits to a short-list of semi-finalists on February 2&3, 2011. Artists submitting applications should plan to be available on these two days if selected as a semi-finalist. Semi-finalists will be notified by January 15, 2011.

The Awards Selection Panel will be comprised of: Michael Rooks, Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Kris Kiramatsu, independent curator based in Los Angeles/curator for the Collection of Eileen Harris Norton; Stacy Switzer, Artistic Director, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO; Chris Cook, Director/Curator, Salina Art Center, Salina, KS; Jeremy Mikolajczak, Gallery Director/Curator, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO.

ALL artists are required to complete their submission through CaFE ( To view the complete guidelines and access the online application, click here.

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