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May 22, 2020 UPDATE

Due to the COVID pandemic and Charlotte Street’s transition into the new headquarters, there will be no call for applications for the 2020 Studio Residency year. Charlotte Street’s staff thanks you for your patience and understanding as we gauge safety protocols and possibilities for the Studio Residency program in our new facility. For artists currently in need of financial resources to help them pay rents, studio rents, or cover other lost expenses during this pandemic, we highly encourage artists to apply for the Rocket Relief fund.

For those interested in donating towards the Rocket Relief fund, you can now contribute towards our GoFundMe campaign! 100% of the campaign’s proceeds go towards the fund, and you could receive awesome Charlotte Street merchandise as a gift for your thoughtfulness.

April 20, 2020 UPDATE

A new emergency relief fund is now available for artists who have been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. In response to the severe impact on Kansas City’s local artist community, Charlotte Street Foundation, Spencer Museum of Art, ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council, with underwriting from the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts and Theater League Kansas City, are partnering to provide $120,000 in emergency aid.

Artists can apply for Rocket Relief funds immediately through this linkBeginning May 1, ten eligible artists will be randomly selected each week to receive benefits until the funds are distributed. Applications may continue to be submitted and eligible applicants will be added to the pool until funds are distributed. Learn more about our Rocket Relief funds on our Rocket Relief page!

APRIL 16, 2020 UPDATE
As Charlotte Street Foundation processes recent updates regarding COVID-19, staff and board at Charlotte Street Foundation want to reiterate that the health and safety of local artists, arts patrons, and staff in Kansas City is our highest priority. Charlotte Street Foundation has closed its offices and cancelled or shifted to online execution of spring programs through the month of May 2020. We are not currently hosting public programs, or open office hours due to recommendations by KCMO City Health policy and CDC recommendations. Throughout the next two months, Charlotte Street’s staff and Board of Directors will continue to brainstorm and adapt artist aid and future programs as the COVID pandemics continues to develop throughout the spring season.

Here is a list of external resources available for artists impacted the COVID-19 outbreak:

Local resources:

KC Spaces Fund: https://kcspacesfund.com/

ArtsKC: https://artskc.org/resourcesforartists/

MAAA: https://www.maaa.org/about/

Arts Topeka: https://artstopeka.org/grants

Additional Resources for Individual Artists with lost income due to the COVID-19 Outbreak:

https://www.artistrelief.org/

https://www.annuity.org/financial-literacy/covid-19-financial-guide/

https://creative-capital.org/2020/03/13/list-of-arts-resources-during-the-covid-19-outbreak/

https://cerfplus.org/get-relief/apply-for-help/craft-emergency-relief-fund/

https://www.nyfa.org/Content/Show/Rauschenberg-Emergency-Grants

https://www.artistcommunities.org/emergency-relief-programs

https://www.commonfield.org/projects/3940/covid-19-resources-for-the-artist-organization-field

https://covid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com

https://www.gottliebfoundation.org/emergency-grant

https://www.americansforthearts.org/by-topic/disaster-preparedness/coronavirus-covid-19-resource-and-response-center

https://meowwolf.com/articles/covid-19-resources-for-artists-meow-wolf

https://grantspace.org/resources/knowledge-base/covid-19-emergency-financial-resources/

https://artistsatriskconnection.org/story/covid-19-resources-for-artists

Charlotte Street is committed to supporting employees with full pay and will still fulfill financial agreements made with local and national artists for their cancelled programs. Charlotte Street is also working closely with local and national collaborators to provide financial aid to local artists. More information about these available resources will be available soon.

Because of changes made in response to COVID-19, Charlotte Street will be postponing the grand opening of the new headquarters indefinitely past the spring 2020 season. Construction of the new headquarters is still ongoing, as Newkirk Novak is close to finishing construction. COVID-19 safety standards and precautions are being enforced and monitored at the construction site. To learn more about our new headquarters, read our FAQ page here.

As more updates release regarding Kansas City’s public health status with COVID-19, you can expect Charlotte Street to provide more updates to this page, Twitter and Facebook channels. You can also sign up for email updates regarding event information here.

In response to programming changes because of COVID-19, Executive/Artistic Director Amy Kilgman states, “We feel strongly that the health and safety of our community is first priority, and in this moment of national health crisis we hope all of the artists and audience members in our community are practicing safety precautions as recommended by the CDC and WHO. In light of this, Charlotte Street will be focused on grantmaking and finding ways to support our community of artists in this time of extreme need.  We look forward to a future moment when it will be safe to resume gathering and public programming, and will stay in communication about the fluidity of our calendar as it becomes more clear when that moment will be.”

Charlotte Street Foundation will continue to monitor developments and policies set forth by state, county and local authorities, as well as follow Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) for guidance and updates. If you have a concern about your health or safety at an upcoming program, please contact us at communications@charlottestreet.org.

To learn more about the Coronavirus and how you can prepare yourself for preventative measures, please read the CDC’s summary about COVID19 here.

March 12, 2020 Update

As Charlotte Street Foundation processes recent updates regarding COVID-19, staff and board at Charlotte Street Foundation want to reiterate that the health and safety of local artists, arts patrons, and staff in Kansas City is our highest priority.

In response to the changing status of Kansas City’s public safety, Charlotte Street is being proactive in conversations with artists and partners about our public programs. As the situation progresses, we anticipate that some events will likely be cancelled or delayed as part of our safety protocol. Charlotte Street will continue to update the public about program delays and cancellations through our website and on our social media channels of FacebookTwitter and Instagram. You can also sign up for email updates regarding event information here.

Charlotte Street Foundation will continue to monitor developments and policies set forth by state, county and local authorities, as well as follow Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) for guidance and updates. Should event and program cancellations become a necessary reality, Charlotte Street Foundation will cancel public programs to encourage social distancing, one of the strategies most recommended to limit transmission of COVID-19.

If you have a concern about your health or safety at an upcoming program, please contact us at communications@charlottestreet.org.

To learn more about the Coronavirus and how you can prepare yourself for preventative measures, please read the CDC’s summary about COVID19 here.

Making Moves #15 which was supposed to take place on Thursday, March 12 has been cancelled.

EMCC, which was supposed to take place on Saturday, March 14, has also been cancelled.

Alphabet Soup, which was scheduled for early April, has also been POSTPONED.

2020 Open Studios has been POSTPONED from its original Saturday, April 18, 2020 date.

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