Visual Art

Performance

Music

Collaborations

Events

Grants

Residencies

Exhibitions

Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 26, 2022 from 6:00-7:00 PM

Rocket Grant FAQ Session – Lawrence, KS

Charlotte Street Foundation and the Spencer Museum of Art are thrilled to relaunch Rocket Grants, with the call for artists opening May 13, 2022. The public is invited to attend in-person information sessions that will answer questions about the application and jury process.  
ABOUT ROCKET GRANTS
  With support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Rocket Grants provide direct funding to artists in the Kansas City region who are creating exceptional, under-the-radar, and artist-centered projects in public spaces. Artists, curators, collectives, and collaborative groups residing within an 80-mile radius of the Kansas City metropolitan area are eligible to apply. Rocket Grants award up to $6,000 to individuals or artist groups for projects that exist outside established venues such as museums, galleries, theaters or arts districts. Artists are encouraged to address the community at large, or choose a smaller, targeted audience. The long-term goals of the Rocket Grants program are to encourage emerging and non-traditional artistic practices in the Kansas City region; to contribute to a thriving arts community; and to build bridges between geographic and cultural communities. #rocketgrants

View Event

Saturday, May 28, 2022 from 8:00-10:00 PM

Hi-Fi House Listening Party

Join us for our first in-person listening party with community collaborator Hi-Fi House (Omaha, NE)!
Hi-Fi House is a project rooted in the belief that every community needs a space dedicated to social listening. This one-of-a-kind experiment created an accessible shared music collection and listening environment in Omaha, Nebraska between 2015 and 2020. The CSF x Hi-Fi House Listening Parties will introduce Hi-Fi's unique vision of social listening to a new audience of KCMO-based listeners. Multidisciplinary artists from the central Midwest region will be invited to select music from a curated list of vinyl created by Hi-Fi House and CSF! Artists will be given 10 minutes of sharing time and we will hold space at the end of each listening party for our additional guests to play a record or two! Our first listening party will be held at Charlotte Street's Kemper Library on Saturday, May 28 from 8-10pm.  

View Event

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 from 6:00-7:00 PM

Rocket Grant FAQ Session – Kansas City, MO

Charlotte Street Foundation and the Spencer Museum of Art are thrilled to relaunch Rocket Grants, with the call for artists opening May 13, 2022. The public is invited to attend in-person information sessions that will answer questions about the application and jury process.
ABOUT ROCKET GRANTS
  With support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Rocket Grants provide direct funding to artists in the Kansas City region who are creating exceptional, under-the-radar, and artist-centered projects in public spaces. Artists, curators, collectives, and collaborative groups residing within an 80-mile radius of the Kansas City metropolitan area are eligible to apply. Rocket Grants award up to $6,000 to individuals or artist groups for projects that exist outside established venues such as museums, galleries, theaters or arts districts. Artists are encouraged to address the community at large, or choose a smaller, targeted audience. The long-term goals of the Rocket Grants program are to encourage emerging and non-traditional artistic practices in the Kansas City region; to contribute to a thriving arts community; and to build bridges between geographic and cultural communities. #rocketgrants

View Event

Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 7:30-8:00 PM

Scratch Night: David Gomez/ Kushi Beauchamp/ Will Porter

Three multidisciplinary artists will present works-in-progress as a part of our monthly Scratch Night Series at Charlotte Street!
 
Scratch Night is an an eclectic salon of works-in-progress from KC’s most exciting generative artists in which audiences provide feedback to artists selected. This month's lineup includes David Gomez, Kushi Beauchamp, and Will Porter!
 
THE LINEUP
David Gomez: Laundry Day
A queer cycle of songs that tumble together as I attempt to iron out the details of faith, friendship, and forbidden love. Every song is inspired by a missing piece of clothing, a local legend, or a long lost lover. In this cycle of songs corrido-rancheros, boozy torch songs, and musica de plancha tumble together as I play and sing on accordion, keyboard, or drum machine. Join me as I start the cycle and attempt to recall and reclaim all the things that I lost in the wash.
Kushi Beauchamp: This Is How I'm Crazy
This Is How I’m Crazy is a seasonal journey of self discovery in the seemingly empty vacuum of a breakup. Is it possible to be your own soulmate? Would you like yourself enough to attempt it? Take a deep breath and lean in; you may encounter destruction, grief, hope, joy, and a little tiny voice that could help us survive the whole ordeal. *Audience members shouldn’t attempt to derive a hidden meaning from this story…period.
Will Porter: Crutchie, Go F**k Yourself' (Part One) Extra Extra, the Newsies won the strike! Yay! But Crutchie has a new dream, a fresh start in Santa Fe with his forever best friend slash bedfellow Jack Kelly. After all, he’s been singing about it for long enough. What unfolds sucks for good old Crutchie, but ultimately leads to his own journey of self discovery, sexual awakening, and revenge on the Walt Disney Company for making him such an abysmally lackluster sidekick.
   

View Event

Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 4:00-5:00 PM

Curating the Here and Now: Nneoma Ilogu

Charlotte Street introduces Curating the Here and Now, a 4-part series featuring exceptional curatorial voices in the Midwest.   As a part of Curating the Here and Now, selected curators will visit Kansas City to speak about their recent exhibitions and curatorial practice. Join us on Saturday, June 4 from 4-5pm at the CSF Library to hear from Nneoma Ilogu, the Curator-in-Residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE. Prior to her role at the Bemis, Ilogu served as Assistant Curator and Manager of Exhibitions and Programs at SMO Contemporary Art in Lagos, Nigeria. Ilogu’s curatorial focus aims to craft sensory experiences that not only seek to inspire change but breach life's more challenging conversations through art. For this public program, Ilogu will speak about her journey becoming a curator, using specific examples of recent curatorial projects.   Masks required indoors. For more information about Charlotte Street’s COVID-19 Protocol, visit charlottestreet.org/plan-your-visit.  
ABOUT NNEOMA ILOGU
  Nneoma Ilogu is a curator based in Lagos, Nigeria with experience in curatorial and program development both locally and internationally. She is the Assistant Curator and Manager of Exhibitions and Programs at SMO Contemporary Art, an international curatorial and consultancy platform in Lagos, Nigeria. During her time at SMO, Ilogu has worked with a wide range of established, mid-career, and emerging artists, as well as co-curated showcases at international fairs in London, Miami, and Lagos. Her collaborations include institutions such as the Goethe-Institut, and in her curatorial practice she has researched and documented several private and corporate collections. She is the 2022/23 Curator-In-Residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska.   Ilogu’s curatorial focus aims to craft sensory experiences that not only seek to inspire change but breach life's more challenging conversations through art. Such projects include Unmasked (2018), an all-female multi-media exhibition that sparked critical discussions on the various ways women contort themselves to fit societal expectations. Ilogu has also explored other subjects through interactive panels and seminars with a variety of topics ranging from mental health to the democratization of art spaces such as museums.   In her forthcoming work, Ilogu continues to investigate the concept of cultural memory, honing in on the role of materiality in forging identities. While at the Bemis Center, she will continue her research on the agency of materials, and its use to preserve and reclaim culture and history. Ilogu will also serve as a professional resource to the Bemis Center Artists-In-Residence and the Greater Omaha arts community, as well as develop an exhibition and public programs based on her research and interests.    

View Event

Thursday, June 9, 2022 from 6:30-7:30 PM

Making Moves: Olivia Emert

Join Making Moves on Thursday, June 9th for an evening-length performance by Olivia Emert. A recent graduate from the Conservatory of Music and Dance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Olivia Emert is an eager, passionate, and dedicated dancer, creator, and mover. In this new work Emert explores conceptions of comfortability and challenge through sanctuaries of womb, dirt, and sky. The performance takes place in Charlotte Street Foundation’s Stern Theater at 6:30pm. Masks required indoors. For more information about our COVID-19 protocol, visit charlottestreet.org/plan-your-visit.
ABOUT OLIVA EMERT
Olivia Emert is an eager, passionate, and dedicated dancer, creator, and mover. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, she is currently based in Kansas City. Graduating from the University of Missouri- Kansas City in May of 2022, she will obtain her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Performance and Choreography. She has trained with Geometry: a LA based contemporary and movement research dance company. As a creator, Olivia collaborates with all aspects of art: film, visual arts, composition, and theater. She has worked closely in collaborations with saxophonist, Colton James, composer, Tim J Harte, and pianists Matthew Esguerra and Euhyne Kim. Her work with Tim Harte was featured in Modern Night at the GEM 2022. She choreographed for Daniel D'Angelo's award winning short film, "Steadfast." Working with Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, she helped choreograph and assist under direction of Michael Blake and Sidonie Garrett. Currently, she has been working closely with cinematographer Ian VanDusen and lighting designer Austin VanWinkle. She works to bring authenticity into each of her creations and aims to create different tangible environments in her work.  
ABOUT MAKING MOVES
Making Moves is a monthly dance performance series located in Kansas City, MO, curated and produced by Kyle Mullins. Making Moves is dedicated to the creation and development of new works by local and regional dance makers and to expose Kansas City audiences to a wider array of contemporary dance making. Making Moves provides area choreographers, dancers, and audiences the opportunity to share in the process of new and experimental work in both traditional and non-traditional performance venues. Experimentation, risk-taking, collaboration, and multi-disciplinary approaches are encouraged. Supported by Charlotte Street Foundation, fiscal sponsorship by Fractured Atlas. Click here to donate. #makingmoves #charlottestreet #CSFsterntheater  

View Event