Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at 5:30 PM
Charlotte Street Foundation (Kansas City, MO) and Spencer Museum of Art (Lawrence, KS) are excited to announce this year’s crop of award winners for the 2018-19 Rocket Grants. The grants are funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and a total of $60,000 was awarded to the eleven selected artists and artist groups. Since the beginning of the program in 2010, $452,000 have been given to 92 cross-disciplinary projects in the Kansas City area.
An Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 7th, 2018, at Travois (310 W. 19th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64108). The reception begins at 5:30 PM and awards are presented at 6:30 PM. The event is free and open to the public with an RSVP. At the ceremony, awardees will make a 3-minute pecha kucha presentation about their project. Free food and drinks will be provided for those who attend. It is incredibly important that you RSVP for the event, as many family members of all ages will be attending and may require seating.
“This year’s Rocket Grants submissions reveal the significance, diversity, and passion of artists and artwork in this region,” said Saralyn Reece Hardy, Spencer Museum Director. “Every year the Spencer Museum is honored to help facilitate this project that emphasizes the crucial role of art in public dialogue.”