Executive/Artistic Director


Amy Kligman has been the Executive Artistic Director at Charlotte Street Foundation since 2015. Kligman’s career and experience as an exhibiting artist and grassroots curator/arts administrator spans 20 years of studio & exhibition work, independent curating and organizing, and artist-run projects. In 2011 Kligman was one of a team of 5 artist-curators who established Plug Projects, an artist-run project space in Kansas City’s West Bottoms that hosted a robust & nationally recognized calendar of exhibitions and artist-centered programming. She also worked in creative leadership in the greeting card industry, across departments emphasizing innovation, strategy, and social awareness, having built a 15 year career across 2 of the industry’s most influential brands before leaving that work for the nonprofit sector. Amy serves on the boards of the Latino Arts Foundation and Nonprofit Connect. She is an alumni of the Centurions leadership program facilitated by the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

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Photography by Estuardo Garcia