Upcoming Exhibition Aftermaths Explores History through Archives

Kansas City, MO, July 15, 2021: Premiering on Friday, July 30, Charlotte Street Foundation presents Aftermaths, a group exhibition featuring artists with attachments to Latin America and the Arab world who engage photographic and filmic archives in ord…

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ARTSPEAK RADIO with Danna York and Amy Kligman

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes author/artist Danna York and Charlotte Street Foundation Executive/Artistic Director Amy Kligman.

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“Who We Were, Who We Are, Who We Will Be,” Charlotte Street Foundation

The Charlotte Street Foundation is celebrating the grand opening of its new facilities with the exhibition: “Who We Were, Who We Are, Who We Will Be.” Featuring ten artists working in a range of mediums, the exhibition is a fitting representation of the wide range of art happening in and near Kansas City.

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When/Time: New Work from Stacy Busch Presented at Charlotte Street Foundation

There’s a lot of music out there about drinking, but how much about the hard journey to sobriety and healing? Composer and performing artist Stacy Busch took on that challenge in the premiere performance of “When/Time,” presented in the Charlotte Street Foundation Black Box Theater Friday evening, one of the first performances in their new space at 3333 Wyoming Street.

Busch was named a 2020 Charlotte Street Foundation Generative Performing Artist. This project, intended for 2020, was delayed due to the pandemic. With three actors and three musicians, the presentation was an amalgam of concert and theater performance, in the façade of an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. The work was written and directed by Kalli Siringas.

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Charlotte Street Foundation partners with Founder David Hughes, Jr. to launch Cultural Producer Grants for Small Artist-Run Organizations

Kansas City, MO, July 1, 2021: Charlotte Street Foundation is excited to announce the launch of the Cultural Producer Grant Program. This program has been developed with major contributions in thought leadership and funding from David Hughes, Jr. (Char…



Wednesday, June 30, 2021: On July 1, images by local artists Jill Downen and Rachel Ferber will be installed on a double-sided billboard in the heart of the Crossroads District at 125 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO. From July 2021 through March 2022,…


Charlotte Street Foundation seeks Communications + Volunteer Coordinator

Charlotte Street Foundation is currently hiring for a Communications + Volunteer Coordinator for 2021 and beyond. If you have a strong desire to help Kansas City’s contemporary artists and feel compelled to build connections within Kansas City’s local…

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“Cyan Meeks: Phainesthai,” Charlotte Street Foundation

Long before the modern age, humans were what they were hurrying to — or advancing toward — as they adapted to, then overcame, their surroundings. Nature was there for us to visit if we required refuge from the world that we built out of the nature that we rejected. A year of enforced stillness has made us impatient to venture outside and resume that most uncreative of concepts, normalcy. But are we ready to consider whether nature is ready for our return? Kansas City artist Cyan Meek’s newest film piece, “Phainesthai,” a collaborative exhibit at the Charlotte Street Foundation Gallery, takes us outdoors but asks for our stillness.

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‘Exciting opportunities’: Kansas City arts group opens $10 million new headquarters

For years, the Charlotte Street Foundation had to spread its artistic endeavors across six Kansas City locations, making coordination of its grant-giving and public exhibitions somewhat of a challenge.

That changes on Friday as the organization unveils a $10 million headquarters, putting all its operations under one midtown roof.

“Charlotte Street over the years has been nomadic and has all these locations all over the city. Now there’s going to be one place where everything is going to be happening,” said Cory Imig, a Kansas City visual artist who has worked with the foundation for 10 years.

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Kansas City’s Charlotte Street Foundation Is Ready For Big Reveal Of Its New Campus

The arts incubator's $10 million new home in Roanoke Park sat empty in the pandemic. It will open to the public Friday and Saturday with exhibitions, tours and workshops.

Kansas City's Charlotte Street Foundation, a source of support for the region's artists, will show off its long-awaited home this weekend with a two-day grand opening.

The foundation provides grants and other supports for visual and performing artists. For more than two decades its studio residencies, art spaces and black box theaters were scattered across the metro.

After completing work on a $10 million new arts campus in Roanoke Park last year, the foundation had to wait some more. Its building sat mostly empty in the pandemic.