A message about COVID-19 from Charlotte Street Foundation

As Charlotte Street Foundation processes recent updates regarding COVID-19, staff and board at Charlotte Street Foundation want to reiterate that the health and safety of local artists, arts patrons, and staff in Kansas City is our highest priority. In…

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New Crossroads Artboards installed for the 2020 Spring Season

KANSAS CITY, MO, March 5, 2020: Charlotte Street is excited to announce the new Crossroads Artboards for the 2020 spring season in the heart of Kansas City’s Crossroads District. The newly installed Artboards can be found above BOK Financial’s Crossroa…

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Kansas City Artists Open Storefronts In Neighborhoods So More People Can Sit Down And Create

Pat Alexander, Charlotte Street's programming and studio residency manager, says a lot of thought went into the two locations. He and his staff attended neighborhood meetings and listened to community officers to learn what sort of programming would be of interest to residents.

"So they're not just popping in and saying, 'We're art. We're here. Like it,'" Alexander notes. Instead, they're asking themselves, "How are you really going to interact with these communities?"

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A Photographer’s Parents Wave Farewell

2006 Visual Artist Award Fellow Deanna Dikeman's portrait series doubles as a family album, compressing nearly three decades of her parents’ adieux into a deft and affecting chronology.

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Charlotte Street Foundation announces winners of the 2020 Art Omi Residency and 2020 Byron C. Cohen Award

KANSAS CITY, Mo, February 19, 2020: Charlotte Street Foundation congratulates visual artist Jillian Youngbird for being chosen as the Charlotte Street representative for the 2020 Art Omi International Artists Residency Program this summer. Charlotte St…

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Charlotte Street Announces Visual Artist Awards and Generative Performing Artist Awards for 2020

Charlotte Street Foundation (CSF) announces the 2020 Visual Artist and Generative Performing Artist Awards from the Kansas City region. A milestone on CSF’s giving is this year also marks the 100th Visual Artist Award granted.

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Charlotte Street Foundation announces 2020 recipients of Visual Artist and Generative Performing Artist Awards

KANSAS CITY, Mo, February 11, 2020: Charlotte Street Foundation is excited to announce the three local recipients of the 2020 Visual Artist Awards and two local recipients of the 2020 Generative Performing Artist Awards. This year, Charlotte Street’s V…

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Rocket Grants Coordinator Julia Cole Steps Down After 10 Years, Charlotte Street Foundation and Spencer Museum Bid a Grateful Farewell

KANSAS CITY, MO, January 13, 2020: After more than 10 years of service with the Charlotte Street Foundation, Program Coordinator Julia Cole will be stepping down from her role on January 31, 2020. Cole managed the Rocket Grants program which supports i…

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Rocket Grants Director Julia Cole Exits Program

Rocket Grants Director Julia Cole has vacated her position after a decade in that role.

Launched in 2009, The Rocket Grants program is “a partnership between the Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, MO and the Spencer Museum of Art at KU in Lawrence, KS, with funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.“

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Charlotte Street Foundation and BOK Financial announce 2020-21 Artboards Participants

KANSAS CITY, MO, December 20, 2019: Charlotte Street Foundation and BOK Financial are excited to announce the artists who have been selected to participate in the 2020-2021 Crossroads Artboards. The Artboards are located above BOK Financial’s branch in…

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