In Awards, Press, Press Release, Residencies

Clockwise from top left: Merry Sun, Wayward Bridge, Westward Sun, 2023, Oriented strand board, coated steel pipe, cement, 12 channel live processed sound (CPU w/ Max MSP, 20 speakers, 6 amplifiers, 2 interfaces); Tommy Lomeli, Kandy Krater, 2022, Stoneware, glaze, urethane paint, glitter, 22”x15”x15”; Sam McReynolds; Taylar Sanders, Mona Leesa, 2022, acrylic and oil on canvas, 24” x 30”; Ryan Davis (Kadesh Flow), Photo by Chris Holtmeier Photography; Seyhr Qayum, It’s Complicated installation, 2021, Urdu text translation: “Look, but look with love”

Kansas City,  MO, May 29, 2024: Charlotte Street is excited to announce the selection of 18 artists for the two-year Studio Residency Program. The group of 5 performers, 10 visual artists, and 3 writers were selected from a highly competitive pool of 141 applicants, by a jury of regarded arts industry experts. The incoming residents will join the current 2023-2025 cohort of 12 artists in studio spaces on the Charlotte Street Campus in June, and will publicly commence their residency at Charlotte Street’s annual Slide Slam event on Thursday, June 20 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM in the Charlotte Street Stern Theater (3333 Wyoming Street, Kansas City, MO). 

With support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and Windgate Foundation, Charlotte Street’s Studio Residency Program provides visual artists, writers, and performing artists with a rich creative environment that promotes community-building, creative production, artistic experimentation, learning, and cross-disciplinary work. Approximately 30 artists each year receive free studio space (accessible 24/7), rehearsal space, professional development, exhibition and performance opportunities, and mentorships. Artists receive Residency for two-year terms, on a rotating basis, with a new cohort of approximately 15 joining each June.


Isaac Tapia, Pasado y Presente, 2023, Oil on Canvas, 72 ½” × 47 ⅞” × 1 ¾”


Visual Artists

Banké Bajela

Heehyun Choi

Erin Dodson

Chantel Guzman-Cupil

Caroline Honas

Tommy Lomeli

Seyhr Qayum

Taylar Sanders

Merry Sun

Isaac Tapia


Ryan Davis (Kadesh Flow)

Jeremy Hanson

Sam McReynolds

Isaiah Petrie

Christina Silvius


Elaine Clifford

Alej Martinez-Munoz

Nasir Montalvo

For questions regarding the Studio Residency, please contact
Patrick Alexander, Programming + Residency Manager at [email protected].



Pictured left to right:

Teresa Leggard, writer, editor, poet, playwright, and educator

Brandon Alvendia, artist, curator, and educator, and co-founder of artLedge, BEN RUSSELL, The Storefront, and Silver Galleon Press

Craig Auge, artist, curator, and former Charlotte Street Studio Resident


​​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 $2.5 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



Amanda Middaugh, Development + Marketing Director

816.994.7734 | [email protected]

View the Press Release as a PDF here.

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