Charlotte Street’s pilot StartUp Residency program aims to foster the development of an up-and-coming, innovative startup such as an artist-run collaborative, business, or organization. This pilot program builds upon Charlotte Street’s 20-year history of providing support and catalytic opportunities for Kansas City-based arts initiatives, entrepreneurs, and collaborative groups in their earliest stages of development.
Organization or business less than three years old, with an established business plan or demonstrated proof of concept
Group or business defined as an artist-run or artist-centric organization with the ability to define and demonstrate artistic component(s) of the work, mission, or initiative of the organization
A startup can be a for-profit, not-for-profit, or hybrid business model
Appropriate applicants could be: publications or critical feedback platforms, art spaces or performance venues, For-Cause Arts entrepreneurships, collaboratives or collectives with associated programming, (can be visual, performative arts, social practice, or multidisciplinary approaches to “artist”-centric).
Deadline for applications
Finalist interviews / Jury decisions made
Residency begins / Space accessible