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Charlotte Street Foundation Seeks Jedel Family Foundation Curatorial Fellow

Charlotte Street Foundation is excited to announce that we are currently accepting applications for the new, Jedel Family Foundation Curatorial Fellow. This position is a revised continuation of Charlotte Street’s original Curatorial Residency. The Job…

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Charlotte Street’s Statement on uses of blackface and cultural appropriation in Kansas City

Charlotte Street Foundation has been considering what it means as an arts organization to act in solidarity against oppressive, systemic issues that exist within our country. While this has been an ongoing conversation for us over a number of years, in…


Summer season welcomes new Crossroads Artboards in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO, June 15, 2020: Two new works from local Kansas City artists are now installed in the heart of Kansas City’s Crossroads District. The newly installed Artboards feature work from artists Joe Bussell and Kylie McConnell, which can be foun…

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Charlotte Street announces Art Where You’re At call, encouraging artists to create socially distant art projects

KANSAS CITY, Mo, June 12, 2020: Charlotte Street is excited to announce Art Where You’re At: Socially Distant Art Projects for Kansas City area artists looking to create DIY, public-facing art projects as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Charlotte…


Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Charlotte Street Foundation recognizes the importance of recent protests happening across Kansas City and the nation. It is a crucial time for the Kansas City community to reflect on how we want our city to be for all of our neighbors, especially for o…

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Honors: Emiel Cleaver

The Kansas City Filmmaker and Musical Artist Received a 2019 Rocket Grant for a Film about Slain KC Civil Rights Leader Leon M. Jordan.

Emiel Cleaver has used his video production skills to educate and enlighten by casting a light on Kansas City’s rich, yet complex, Black history. In addition to a critically acclaimed documentary on the Black political organization, Freedom Incorporated, Cleaver has produced documentaries on Bruce R. Watkins and the historic First Baptist Church in Kansas City, Kansas. His resume also includes mini-documentaries and even his own music, including hip hop videos on Youtube.

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Arts Organizations Provide Financial Help to Artists Navigating the “Crazy Storm” of COVID-19

Kansas City singer and harpist Calvin Arsenia was booked for performances all over the country until COVID-19 shut those performances down.

“As an artist, all these contracts being turned to ashes means I have no income anymore,” Arsenia said. “A gig on the calendar is how I’m going to eat that month or that week or that day.”

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Arts News: Charlotte Street Renews Commitment to Cutting-Edge Choreography

Making Moves is moving.

After a successful establishment year, Charlotte Street Foundation renewed the monthly choreographic showcase for 2020 and is bringing it to the Foundation’s new location at 3333 Wyoming.

Previously, “Making Moves,” produced by Charlotte Street studio resident Kyle Mullins, was presented every second Thursday at the Charlotte Street Foundation’s Capsule Performing Arts Space at 1664 Broadway Blvd.

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Charlotte Street Foundation announces new Grants and Awards Programs Manager

KANSAS CITY, Mo, May 19, 2020: After a nationwide search initiated in January 2020, Charlotte Street Foundation is excited to name Christine Boutros as its Grants and Awards Programs Manager. Boutros is the first to fill this newly created position. “W…

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Emergency Relief Fund Set Up To Assist Kansas City Artists

Starting May 1, arts organizations plan lottery distribution of $1,000 checks to artists hurt by coronavirus shutdown.