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

Project by: Steven H Silberg

Build a foundation of knowledge of how digital fabrication technology is aiding artists and designers to experiment and create in new ways.
Digital Fabrication Residency is constantly growing to include new resources and workflows valuable to contemporary artists and designers exploring digital fabrication technology in their studio practice. DFR covers a wide range of software programs that compliment creative process with experience seeing the ideas come off the machines and into your hands. With two main studios, a 3D Fabrication Studio and Textile Studio, residents can experiment their ideas through a range of machine processes from CNC routing, laser cutting and engraving, 3D printing in resin and ABS to DFR’s 12 foot automated long arm sewing machine, 10 needle digital embroidery machine and a host of other machines and processes.
2017 Programing to include two newly adapted residency programs onsite in their new studio facilities.

The Charlotte Street Foundation is thrilled to announce the recipients of this year’s Charlotte Street Awards! The 2017 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Award Fellows are Karen McCoy, Stephen Proski (Artist INC Alum and current AI Advance Fellow), and Samara Umbral. The 2017 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Award Fellows are Amado Espinoza and Cat Mahari (Artist INC Alum). Each artist will receive an unrestricted cash award of $10,000.
In addition, Samara Umbral was awarded this year’s Byron C. Cohen Award! This award provides one Visual Artist Award Fellow funding to attend a leading international art fair of their particular interest.
As is customary for Charlotte Street’s Awards, the Visual Artist and Generative Performing Artist Award Fellows were selected through a competitive process which began with an open call for applications from artists based in the five-county Kansas City Metro area, and artist selections made by a panel of jurors consisting of renowned and qualified arts professionals.
We are incredibly grateful to this year’s jurors for providing critical feedback and support throughout the award granting process! Visit our website for information about the Awards programs and this year’s Fellows. Congrats to all!