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 Foundation is seeking applications from visual artists, performing artists, and writers interested in being considered for its Studio Residency Program. Applications are due Monday, May 15, 2017 for year-long studio residency terms, which run September 2017 through September 2018. Applications will be accepted EXCLUSIVELY through www.callforentry.org. All applicants must create a Call For Entry (CAFE) username/password account in order to use the online application. The application process is competitive through an independent jury process and based solely on the merit of the artist work samples and written statements. Charlotte Street Foundation administrates the jury panel each term.
Entering its fourteenth year, the Studio Residency Program provides free studio and rehearsal spaces to exceptional young, emerging, and/or already accomplished artists in need of workspace in which to create and to develop their creative processes, professional practices, and peer networks. Through the program’s offerings—which include studio space, required monthly meetings, presentations, studio visits, mentorships, public programs, exhibitions, and access to a multidisciplinary network of artist peers—Charlotte Street’s Studio Residency Program encourages creative production, artistic experimentation and collaboration, professional development, and community building.
Charlotte Street Foundation addresses artist’s need for studio space in Kansas City by securing vacant downtown office space, in partnership with generous real estate owners. Since its inception in 2004, the program has supported hundreds of artists. Approximately 30 artists will be in residence during the year-long term (September through September). Charlotte Street strives to have an equal mix of emerging and established artists representing a multiplicity of disciplines. Applicants will be notified by July 2017.
Currently, Charlotte Street Foundation provides studios at:
Town Pavilion, 1100 Walnut, 6th Floor, Kansas City, MO 64106.
Participating artists are expected to commit to advancing their artistic practices and professional development, building a sense of community in the studios with their fellow artists, and leveraging their residencies toward future opportunities. Note: Artists who do not make full, creative use of the opportunity may be asked to leave the program. Also note: All artists selected for residencies will be required to complete goal-setting worksheets and then meet with Charlotte Street Foundation staff for short, in-person interviews prior to the commencement of their residencies in order to review goals, plans, space needs, etc.
In addition to providing free studio space for artists in which to create new work and connect with a community of peer artists of all disciplines, the studio residency program provides important exposure for the participating artists and a range of supports geared toward helping them build their artistic careers. These include:
Artists participating in the program are REQUIRED to volunteer 5 hours per month assisting with Charlotte Street efforts, including gallery-sitting at CSF venues, distributing promotional cards for CSF events, assisting with exhibition installation, community outreach programs, and other related activities.
Residencies are granted to selected artists for one-year terms, which run September through September. Artists who make exceptional use of their studios are eligible to apply for a second year term, with their applications subject to the same competitive review as new applicants. Full-time students will NOT be considered.
Application Requirements: To apply, visit www.callforentry.org.
Applications are DUE by midnight (CST), Monday, May 15, 2017.
Applicants will be required to submit:
Applications are reviewed and selected through a competitive two phase jury selection process May-June. The jury is made up of local and regional arts professionals and artists invited by CSF. CSF administrates the jury process. All applicants will be notified in June 2017. One-on-one meetings with the selected resident artists and CSF will take place July/August. The residency term begins September 17th 2017.
Charlotte Street Foundation, founded in 1997, is a nationally—leading, non-profit, Kansas City-based organization whose mission is to challenge, nurture, and empower artists of exceptional vision. CSF 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.
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