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Opportunity Equity

Charlotte Street values an equitable, diverse, and inclusive art community, which we interpret as all artists having fair access to the tools and resources they need to realize their artistic endeavors. We acknowledge structural inequities that have excluded individuals and communities from opportunity based on race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, class, age, and geography, and strive to counter those inequities in our work.  We encourage panelists and selection committees to actively consider and seek to recommend a diverse pool of applicants as finalists and recipients of these awards and all Charlotte Street programs.

Calls to Artists


Artist Leadership Intensive

Program Dates: June 24 – 29, 2024

The Artist Leadership Intensive is a rigorous week-long program of seminars, site visits, dialogues, and workshops for artists/organizers working in Kansas City. The topics of the seminars will include: mission and vision planning, producing exhibitions, developing budgets, and alternatives structures for funding, among other topics. This program is envisioned for artist-curators, or artists who are involved in organizing events, community gatherings, workshops, publications, and other similar programming. The participants will be comprised of 10-12 artists/curators, working in the Kansas City area and regionally.

The invited faculty for this program consists of established artists, curators, and directors, based in Kansas City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Detroit. Faculty members include: Jessica Allie (Independent Curator and Co-Director, BULK Space, Detroit), Connor Frew (Artist and Founder of Flatpack Publications, Columbia), Amy Kligman (Executive/Artistic Director, Charlotte Street), Ed Marszewski (Founding Director, Public Media Institute, Chicago), Amanda Middaugh (Director of Development + Marketing, Charlotte Street), Glenn North (Director of Inclusive Learning & Creative Impact, Kansas City Museum), Alex Paik (Artist and Founder of Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Los Angeles), and Edra Soto (Artist and Co-Director of The Franklin, Chicago).

Applications are available on Submittable, and the program is free to attend for selected participants. The application requests a current bio and a brief statement of why you would like to participate in the program. For any questions, please contact Kimberly Kitada, Gallery & Programs Manager at [email protected].

Applications are due Saturday, June 1, 2024, at 11:59 PM (CST).

Rocket Grants

Rocket Grants award $6,000 to individuals and groups of artists for projects that exist outside of established institutions. Artists are encouraged to address the community at large or to choose a smaller, targeted audience. Rocket Grants will also support proposals from artists or groups who are interested in expanding their studio practice in new ways, and developing new audiences. Awards are provided to artists living within an 80-mile radius of metropolitan Kansas City.

Letters of Interest are due Thursday, June 24, 2024, at 11:59 PM (CST).

Charlotte Street Campus Play Structure

Charlotte Street is excited to announce a call for concepts for an outdoor sculptural play structure for the Charlotte Street Campus. This project is supported by a RebuildKC Neighborhood Grant through the city of Kansas City, MO. Professional services are being provided by Multistudio. Applicants may schedule one 30-minute meeting with staff prior to May 1 to discuss their draft proposal concept and to walk through potential campus sites for the structure and flag any concerns. Artists, designers, and architects living in the 5-county region of the Kansas City metro are invited to apply.

Proposals are due Monday, May 20, 2024, at 11:59 PM (CST).

Open Call

Open Call is an opportunity for artists to submit proposals for Charlotte Street’s state-of-the-art performing and exhibition spaces. Artists, curators and cultural producers wishing to partner with Charlotte Street are invited to produce programming, including but not limited to: visual art exhibitions, installations, original live performances (dance, theater, music, performance art, spoken word, etc.), video screenings, literary readings/events, public programs, and collaborative projects.

Proposals are evaluated by an external Programming Committee comprising of local, regional, and national arts partners.

This opportunity is open year-round. The annual deadline to submit is July 31.

Additional Opportunities


For the full list of Grants + Awards opportunities, click here.

For the full list of Residency opportunities, click here.