Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


2017 Rocket Grants Info Session
  • 2017 Rocket Grants Info Session
  • Discussion
  • 2/25/2017
  • 14:00-15:30
  • The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
  • Host: Spencer Museum of Art, Charlotte Street Foundation
Event Description
Rocket Grants provide direct support for innovative, artist-driven projects in surprising places. The call for proposals for the 8th round of Rocket Grants is now open; the deadline to apply is March 27, 2017. Artists are invited to this info session to gain a clearer understanding of the types of projects the program funds and to learn about the application process. Bring your questions and discover the resources and assistance available to you to make a strong application for a 2016 Rocket Grant. Julia Cole, Rocket Grants Program Coordinator, provides an overview of the process; Leah Sweall, a 2015 Rocket Grants Award winner, discusses her team’s experience applying for the grant and how it helped them create Microburst, a handmade magazine designed to provoke political action; and Ben Rosenthal shares his insights as a past Rocket Grants juror. Rocket Grants support projects that happen outside of traditional or established arts venues, challenge mainstream methods of production or presentation, add energy and diversity to arts activity in our area, and provide opportunities for creative growth. The program awards grants of up to $6,000 to individuals or collaborative groups working across all disciplines and media. The Rocket Grants program is a partnership of the Spencer Museum of Art and the Charlotte Street Foundation with funding provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. For more information, visit http://rocketgrants.org.