Kansas City Artist, Curator and Grassroots Organizer Brings Unique Set of Experiences to New Position
(Kansas City, MO) Charlotte Street Foundation has appointed Amy Kligman as director of programs following an extensive national search. Kligman comes to Charlotte Street from Hallmark Cards where she served as a corporate creative leader holding titles including innovation leader, creative strategist and art director. Bringing extensive management and strategic leadership to Charlotte Street, Kligman’s experience as a studio artist and arts organizer is equally as accomplished. She is a founding member of Plug Projects, an artist-run curatorial collaborative in Kansas City’s West Bottoms that was developed with the support of a project grant from Rocket Grants, a program offered through a partnership between Charlotte Street and the Spencer Museum of Art and funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. During the course of her time at Plug, Kligman was an integral part of imagining, planning and facilitating four years of exhibitions, publications, performances and public programs.
“We are thrilled to have Amy in this important leadership position to continue to advance Charlotte Street’s mission to challenge, nurture and empower artists,” said Executive Director Julie Gordon Dalgleish. “Her leadership skills and direct experience and special insights as a recipient of many of Charlotte Street’s programs will benefit us as we take these initiatives to the next stage of development and impact for Kansas City area artists.”