Includes free 24-hour accessible studio space, rehearsal space, community, mentorships

Offers annual Open Studios event open to the public

Each Resident paired with a ‘mentor’ who provides feedback, support, and connections to other individuals and resources


Charlotte Street’s Studio Residency Program aims to support creative production, artistic experimentation and collaboration, professional development, and close connection with fellow studio residents and artists in our community fulfilling our organization’s mission to challenge, nurture, and empower artists of exceptional vision.

The Studio Residency provides free studio space—accessible 24-hours—rehearsal space, professional support and development, annual open studios event, exhibition and performance opportunities, opportunity to work with guest curators, promotion, and mentorships.

Visual artists, writers, and performing artists (composers/musicians, choreographers/dancers, theatre artists) are eligible for the year-long residencies, with terms beginning each September. Applications for the Studio Residency Program are accepted each spring. Check back for upcoming application deadlines and eligibility information.



studio residency program facility

6th Floor of Town Pavilion
1100 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO 64106

la esquina gallery

1000 W 25th Street, KCMO 64108

Current Residents (2018-19)

Visual Artists

Ilian Alvarez

Nazanin Amiri

JE Baker

Ruben Castillo

Elizabeth Derstine

Katerina Guillermo

Luke Haynes

Bo Hubbard

Fuko Ito

Jessica Kincaid

Lilly McElroy

Rebeka Pech Moguel

Laurena Roytberg

Kiki Serna

Marissa Shell

Elizabeth Stehling

Benjamin Wills

Performing Artists

Kansas City Public Theatre

TigerStyle! Crew

Tristian Griffin

Daniel Hogans

Karen Lisondra

Mazzy Mann

Kyle Mullins

Kaia Nutting

Marshall Trammell

Jason Zeh


Each studio resident artist is paired with a volunteer “Mentor” for the duration of their residency term. These mentors are more established artists or arts professionals from the broader community, who generously provide resident artists with feedback, support, encouragement, and connections to other individuals and resources in the broader community.

2018-19 Mentors

List to be updated soon.