Rocket Relief emergency grants were made possible by the contributions of several arts organizations who believe in helping individual artists directly. Several arts nonprofits contributed financially towards the fund and countless organizations have shared this resource with their communities. Charlotte Street Foundation deeply thanks to peers and nonprofits who have stepped up to help individual artists in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you or your organization would like to contribute additional funds to this Emergency grant program, please contact Charlotte Street Foundation’s Director of Development at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate that you would like to contribute to the Rocket Relief. You can also directly contribute to Charlotte Street’s Rocket Relief fund. Just click the button below and add the note “Rocket Relief” when entering your gift. .
ABOUT THE SPENCER MUSEUM OF ART
The Spencer Museum of Art, located on the University of Kansas Lawrence campus, explores the intersection of art, ideas, and experiences. With a diverse collection of more than 45,000 works, the Spencer is the only museum in Kansas with contemporary and historic artwork in all mediums from cultures across six continents. The Spencer Museum facilitates arts engagement and research through exhibitions, artist commissions and residencies, conferences, performances, lectures, children’s art activities, and arts and culture festivals. Admission to the Spencer Museum of Art is free. To learn more about the museum and its programs you can visit http://www.spencerart.ku.edu/.
ABOUT THE REGIONAL REGRANTING PROGRAM OF THE ANDY WARHOL FOUNDATION FOR THE VISUAL ARTS
The Regional Regranting Program of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts aims to support vibrant, under-the-radar artistic activity by partneringwith leading cultural institutions in communities across the country. The program allows the Foundation to reach the sizeable population of informal, non- incorporated artist collectives and to support their alternative gathering spaces, publications, websites, events and other projects. The Foundation plans to expand this program with partner organizations in areas where the level of on- the-ground, self-organized artistic activity is highest. You can read more information at https://warholfoundation.org/grant/regranting.html
ABOUT CHARLOTTE STREET
Charlotte Street identifies the needs and fuels the evolution of an ever-changing multidisciplinary arts ecosystem, acting as its primary provocateur. Charlotte Street cultivates the contemporary, the exceptional, and the unexpected in the practice of artists working in and engaging with the Kansas City art community. Since 1997, Charlotte Street has distributed over $1.1 million in awards and grants to artists and their innovative projects, and connected individual artists to each other and to the greater Kansas City community. For more information about Charlotte Street, its awards, programs, and initiatives, visit www.charlottestreet.org.
Additional Rocket Relief Support Provided By
Angela Marie Wright
Anschutz Family Foundation
Andrea & Adam Arredondo
Cortney Patterson Barton
MaryLou and Tom Brous
Douglas County Community Foundation
Bill and Susan Ford
Saralyn Reece Hardy
Jessica Johnson Webb
George P. and Carolyn Kroh
N.W. Dible Foundation
Anne Austin Pearce
David Wayne Reed
George & Linda Robbins
In order for this call to reach out to all artists in need of the Rocket Relief Fund, Charlotte Street Foundation and our partners would like to thank fellow local organizations who helped us spread the message online and in-person. Please make sure you support our peers during the COVID-19 pandemic!