The applications for Rocket Grants opened January 15, 2018 for artists who live within an 80-mile radius of Kansas City. Rocket Grants receive support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and are developed and implemented through a partnership between the Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, MO and the Spencer Museum of Art, at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. In its ninth year of serving the Kansas City arts community, the program for 2018-19 will provide grants in the amount of $60,000 total. Artists can learn more on how to apply by going to

The $60,000 total includes Full Project Awards, which are cash grants that award up to $6,000 each to area artists, performers, curators, and writers – as individuals or groups – to support the creation and presentation of NEW work/projects. The program also distributes R & D Awards. These awards are cash grants of $2,000 each, to support research and development for ambitious new projects that require a longer period of planning. These projects can request a further $4,000 when their research is complete, in order to extend or implement the work.

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