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Make art. Document it. Send it to The White House.

Conservatives and liberals; critics and supporters; artist of all kinds are invited to send creative work to The White House as messages of hope and messages of concern in response to or in support of the politics, policies, and rhetoric of President Trump and his administration.

This project aims to create a unique collection of political art indicative of this moment, forever to be held within the National Archives’ Presidential Libraries, and a collection of the responses from the White House. Artists should submit documentation of their artwork and later documentation of a letter from the White House. In addition to the online archive, physical gallery presentations are being sought.

Artists are especially encouraged to participate during the first 100 days of the new administration.

For more information on how to participate, please visit http://InCareOfTheWhiteHouse.org

Project by: Steven H Silberg

You have until March 27 to propose your dream, public-facing project somewhere within 80 miles of Kansas City.

Up to $6,000 per project available for inventive, under-the-radar work by artists and collaborative teams. Projects should happen in venues that are not traditional or established art spaces, and be public-facing.

Charlotte Street Foundation encourages projects that build bridges across geographic and cultural divides.

Full details and resources to help you make a strong application are available here: Apply!

The Rocket Grants program aims to fuel the energy of the Kansas City regional visual arts community by encouraging and supporting innovative, under-the-radar and public-facing work in non-traditional spaces. To date, the Rocket Grants program has awarded $332,000 to individual artists and collaborative groups. Seventy one diverse projects in cross-disciplinary media have directly involved at least one hundred and ninety six artists. Hundreds of others have been integrally and peripherally included in the performances, publications, workshops, artist-run spaces, videos, public installations, events and websites that the awards have funded.

Rocket Grants were launched by the Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, MO and the Spencer Museum of Art at KU in Lawrence, KS, with funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Each year around ten projects are selected to receive up to $6,000, including eight Full Project Awards, and two Research & Development Awards.