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Charlotte Street Foundation

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Causes: Art Museums, Arts & Culture

Mission: Csf identifies the needs and fuels the evolution of an ever-changing multi-disciplinary arts ecosystem, acting as its primary provocateur. We cultivate the contemporary, the exceptional, and the unexpected in the practice of artists working in and engaging with the kansas city art community.

Programs: Studio residency program - to support artists with one year studio residencies (renewable for up to two years) and professional development programming

rocket grants program: to provide grants supporting innovative, experimental,artist-driven projects that are developed outside traditional arts venues and occur within an 80-mile radius of kansas city.

public programs: to foster the creation and presentation of innovative, risk-taking contemporary arts programming that nurtures the work of outstanding generative artists of all disciplines and adds value to the cultural ecosystem of the kansas city region.

awards: multiple unrestricted cash grants in recognition of artistic achievement and continued artistic development in the areas of visual arts and generative performance arts. Curator in residence: engage emerging curators from around the country with the kansas city region and its artists. Artboards: commissioned public art installation of double-sided billboards in the crossroads neighborhood of kansas city. Sponsored by mobank.

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Charlotte Street is a dynamic catalytic force in Kansas City's Art community. It supports artists at every stage of their career, with free studio space, exhibition spaces, grants, and numerous project based opportunities that support artists of every discipline - performing artists, visual artists, musicians, etc. Charlotte Street's rare combined passion for art and community is directly responsible for the richness and growth in Kansas City's art community that has taken place in the 15 years since Charlotte Street's inception.