Charlotte Street Foundation identifies the needs and fuels the evolution of an ever-changing multidisciplinary arts ecosystem, acting as its primary provocateur. We cultivate the contemporary, the exceptional, and the unexpected in the practice of artists working in and engaging with the Kansas City Art Community


Charlotte Street’s Studio Residency Program advances the organization’s vision of Kansas City as a dynamic home for artists in various career stages and disciplines to thrive, while serving as natural catalysts for an exciting, innovative, and culturally rich city. The Residency provides free studio work and rehearsal space, and related support that enables exceptional artists of all disciplines to advance their art practices and artistic careers.  Over the past fourteen years, Charlotte Street Foundation’s Studio Residency Program has supported the development of hundreds of artists. Artists accepted into the one year residency term have access to the studios beginning each September.

The residency studios are housed in a repurposed corporate office space on the 6th floor in Town Pavilion, which is located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The artist studios include dedicated spaces for visual artists, writers, and performing artists (composers/musicians, choreographers/dancers, theatre artists). Each resident has 24/7 access throughout the term.

The program aims to support creative production, artistic experimentation and collaboration, professional development, and close connection and exchange among the multi-disciplinary community of participating artists.  Components include annual open studios, exhibition and performance opportunities at Charlotte Street’s other venues, monthly all-resident group meetings with guest presentations, studio visits, and mentorships.

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