In Press Release

Kansas City, MO, April 25, 2023: Charlotte Street has opened its call for participants for the inaugural Art Writing Intensive, taking placefrom June 19 to June 24, 2023. Focused on critical art writing in the Midwest, Charlotte Street aims to strengthen ties between Kansas City writers and national publishing platforms through this program. Applications are open to any artists and writers currently based in the Kansas City metropolitan area, as well as out-of-town writers in the neighboring states of Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma.

The Art Writing Intensive will enable writers to refine their writing practice through an intense week-long schedule of seminars with guest lecturers, site visits to Kansas City art spaces, and peer editing. Seminars will be led by a renowned faculty of editors, freelance writers, and curators.

The 2023 faculty includes:

Tempestt Hazel (Curator, writer, and co-founder, Sixty Inches From Center)

Paddy Johnson (Editor of Impractical Spaces and Founding Editor, Art F City)

Duncan MacKenzie (Artist and Founder, Bad at Sports podcast)

Blair Schulman (Founder, Midwest Agenda)

Alice Thorson (Editor, KC Studio Magazine)

More guest faculty to be announced later

The Art Writing Intensive will conclude with a public symposium on Saturday, June 24 in Charlotte Street’s Stern Theater. At the public event, the selected writers will present on their writing practice for the audience. The event will be free and open to all.

The application period began on April 14, and the application deadline is May 6, 2023. Writers are asked to apply using the Submittable platform with the following: a current bio, a website, a brief statement of intent, and two writing samples. There is no application fee, and the program will be free to attend for the selected 10-12 participating writers. The program will take place in the William T. Kemper Library at Charlotte Street. Sessions are scheduled from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, with the exception of Saturday, June 24 for the public symposium.


For any questions about the Art Writing Intensive program, please contact Kimberly Kitada, Gallery & Programs Manager at [email protected].


Charlotte Street centers Kansas City’s most forward-thinking visual artists, writers, and performers—acting as the primary incubator, provocateur, and connector for the region’s contemporary arts community, and its leading advocate on the national stage. Since 1997, Charlotte Street has distributed over $2 million in awards and grants to artists and their innovative projects, and connected individual artists to each other and to the greater Kansas City community. For more information about Charlotte Street, its awards, programs, and initiatives, visit

View as PDF HERE


Recommended Posts