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Charlotte Street Foundation 2018 Neighborhood Artists Residency
PO Box 10263, Kansas City, Missouri 64171

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Call Type: Residencies
Eligibility: Local
State: Missouri
Event Dates: 11/27/17 - 5/31/19
Entry Deadline: 10/31/17
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 10
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 5
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 5
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 10

Artists will work with area community members and invested supporters to convert a commercial space into a neighborhood engaged studio community in the Troost Corridor.

This opportunity seeks to

  • support community-based artistic practices that engage neighborhood stakeholders in the artistic process.
  • provide a collaborative platform, venue, and resources to develop place-based, responsive projects embedded in vital Kansas City neighborhoods- specifically, in this iteration, the neighborhoods surrounding the Residency location at 4001 Troost.
  • reinforce Charlotte Street Foundation’s vision of “Kansas City as a dynamic home for artists of various career stages and disciplines to thrive, while serving as natural catalysts for an exciting, innovative, and culturally rich city.”

COLLABORATIVE WORKSPACE at CSF Neighborhood Artists Residency Collaboration Center

4001 Troost Avenue, Kansas City Missouri, 64109

  • Meets ADA requirements for accessibility
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • On-site, free, private parking


Committed Funding

  • Budget for project materials, supplies and marketing to support arts-focused and neighborhood-responsive programming developed collaboratively in residency


  • Free access to former commercial property, transformed into collaborative working meeting space or space for exhibitions, performances and installations, as determined by artist cohort

Professional Development

  • Community Arts Training Module (developed in conjunction with Community Arts Training of St. Louis, Missouri)
  • Monthly Cohort meetings featuring speakers series with guests such as visiting artists, community activists, government officials and media representatives
  • Mentorship opportunities with advisors, community leaders, and Charlotte Street Foundation


Direct engagement with the immediate neighborhood through:

  • Partnership with a group of neighborhood stakeholders that serve as advisors and collaborators with the Program Fellows
  • Community meals, celebrations, public events and presentations, social gatherings


Seeking visual, performing, writers, multidisciplinary or hybrid artists, regardless of level of formal arts education or lack thereof

Preference given to artists whose work:

  • reflects a desire to work collaboratively or within a community context
  • reflects awareness of cultural, regional, socio-economic or political paradigms
  • has demonstrated interest in subject matter addressing the history and current state of Troost Avenue/Corridor
  • demonstrates Charlotte Street’s key values of risk / collaboration / openness /excellence

50% of the spots will be prioritized for participants living or working within 5 miles of the residency location at 4001 Troost.


Selected artists must be:

  • at least 21 years of age by application deadline
  • not currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program. If the artist has earned an undergraduate degree, the completion date must be at least 12 months earlier than the application deadline (NOTE: no degree or educational requirement for consideration)
  • able to participate in program for 18 month duration: November 27, 2017 through May 31, 2019
  • able to attend regular (approximately 1-2 every month) meetings at anchor location
  • able to attend Residents Orientation. To be scheduled sometime in the week of 11/27 - 12/03 (depending on Resident & Admin availability) 
  • able to attend all parts of training module. First Training Installment: December 08 - 10 (future dates to be determined by participant availability)
  • willing to positively and respectfully engage with local and regional community members, leadership, government, and media


The 2017 Charlotte Street Neighborhood Residency Fellows will be selected through an open call for applicants followed by a competitive selection process. A selection panel of regional visual arts professionals and Troost Community Stakeholders will be solely responsible for selecting the 2017 Neighborhood Residency Fellows. Neither staff nor Charlotte Street board members have any input in the final decisions. 

12 finalists will receive 20 minute in-person interviews with the selection panel, providing opportunity for artists to share their work and respond to questions from the panel. Following interviews and final panel deliberations, the 2017 Neighborhood Residency Fellows will be notified by phone and confirmed by written correspondence.

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