Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, MO announces new Cultural Producer Grant Program with $50,000 in total funds for low-budget grassroots arts organizations and artist-run projects in Kansas City.
Culture Producer Grants were created to encourage a rich, flourishing, and diverse Ecosystem of Arts and Culture in Kansas City, contribute to the sustainability of low-budget artist-run organizations, collectives, groups, projects, and initiatives, and provide support for small arts and culture grassroots organizations and artist-organizers building larger scale projects that have an important impact on Kansas City’s Arts and Culture scene, despite smaller budgets and less access to capital.
-Primary contacts for organizations must be an artist of any discipline, over 21 years of
age, and cannot be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program (BFA, MFA, or other)
Organization or proposed project cannot have an annual operating budget over $50k or
own assets worth over $50k
-Open to artist-run initiatives and Arts and Culture operations located in the 5-county
region of the Kansas City metro or fiscally sponsored artist collaboratives, collectives, or
companies (can include art spaces, festivals, ongoing operations, or one-off events)
-Open to the following disciplines: Visual Art, Film, Dance, Theatre, Spoken
Word/Performative Poetry, Multidisciplinary, New Media, New/Experimental Music,
Social Practice, Arts Publications/Arts Writing, Conceptual or Social Design Projects
Funding requests are annual. Applicants can be funded for up to 2 years in a row but
then must sit out a year before applying again.
Applicants must have 24 months of operating history if applying as a collective,
organization, or company. Unaffiliated artist-organizers pitching one-time events or
projects must have a demonstrated history of prior organizing success via CV.
Applicants prepare a concise, multipage PDF (up to 3 pages) that addresses the
-Project or Program History (size, how long, employed or volunteer staff/contributors)
-Attach CV demonstrating prior history if individual artist-organizer
-DEI&A (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility)
-Operating Budget (for current year)
-Project budget (if request is for a specific project, rather than operating funds)
-Portfolio documentation/project images
Send PDF applications to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title “CPG