Charlotte Street and Spencer Museum of Art announce third cycle of Rocket Relief emergency grants for Kansas City area artists impacted by the coronavirus pandemic

KANSAS CITY, MO, January 21, 2021: A third cycle of Rocket Relief emergency funding will be available for artists who have been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Charlotte Street Foundation and Spencer Museum of Art, with underwriting fro…

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An Infusion of Curatorial Energy for KC

Kimi Kitada has been named the Charlotte Street Foundation’s new Jedel Family Foundation Curatorial Fellow, a new iteration of its longstanding Curatorial Residency Program. Kitada, who formerly worked as a curatorial assistant at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, was the co-founder of alt_break in New York City and has been involved in exhibitions as far away as Budapest. We spoke to her to learn about her plans and ideas for her new position in Kansas City, which she assumed in October.

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Charlotte Street Foundation seeks new Marketing + Outreach Manager

Charlotte Street Foundation is currently hiring for a Marketing + Outreach Manager 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 neighborho…

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Charlotte Street Foundation announces 2021 Visual Artist Awards and Generative Performance Artist Awards status

Tuesday, November 10, 2020: After serious consideration and review, Charlotte Street Foundation announces that the 2021 Visual Artist Awards and Generative Performing Artist Awards will be reallocated as Rocket Relief funds, to be distributed in a thir…

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Charlotte Street Foundation announces Kimi Kitada as new Jedel Family Foundation Curatorial Fellow

KANSAS CITY, Mo, October 7, 2020: After a nationwide search throughout the summer of 2020, Charlotte Street Foundation is excited to announce new Jedel Family Foundation Curatorial Fellow, Kimi Kitada. Kitada, an independent curator previously based in…


Kansas City artist to bring multimedia art performance Re-Enactments to residents experiencing memory loss through a drive-in experience

KANSAS CITY, Mo, September 29, 2020: In July 2020, Charlotte Street Foundation funded 10 public art projects for local artists to express themselves and bring together communities in socially distant ways throughout the period of the COVID-19 pandemic….


New Crossroads Artboards featuring local Kansas City artists are now on display above BOK Financial

KANSAS CITY, MO, September 14, 2020: The 2020 fall season in Kansas City’s Crossroads Art District will be graced with newly installed Crossroads Artboards featuring local artists Alonso L. Ortega and Davin Watne. Located on top of BOK Financial’s Cros…

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Charlotte Street, Spencer Museum of Art, and ArtsKC announce another cycle of Rocket Relief grants for Kansas City area artists

KANSAS CITY, Mo, August 17, 2020:  As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to impact local economies and individuals in the Kansas City region, local arts organizations Charlotte Street Foundation, Spencer Museum of Art, and ArtsKC Regional Arts Cou…


Charlotte Street announces Art Where You’re At recipients, providing funds to 10 local artists for public-facing projects

KANSAS CITY, Mo, July 23, 2020: As Kansas City continues to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic with new public health protocols, local artists are gathering communities with new, DIY public-facing arts projects. Charlotte Street Foundation has commissioned…

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This is the last weekend to apply for Rocket Relief!

July 17, 2020 will see the final selection of recipients receiving funding from the first cycle of Rocket Relief Emergency Grants. The first cycle will have funded 142 of artists with $142,000 of emergency funds. If you are yet to apply, and want to be…