A new emergency relief fund is now available to artists who have been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. In response to the severe financial impact of the pandemic on Kansas City’s regional artist community, Charlotte Street Foundation, Spencer Museum of Art, and ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council have partnered to provide more than $150,000 in emergency aid provided directly to artists in the form of $1,000 Rocket Relief Emergency Grants to Artists. This effort is made possible thanks to generous underwriting from the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, Theater League Kansas City, Douglas County Community Foundation, and contributions from individual donors.
We know the need is great -- more than 400 artists applied for the Rocket Relief within the first week alone. Because of this, our team is working to raise additional funds so that we can support more artists.
You can help! By donating to this GoFundMe campaign, your contribution to goes directly towards the Rocket Relief fund. For every $1,000 we raise, another artist in need will receive critical support in this unprecedented time of need. 100% of proceeds from this campaign will go directly to artists and this campaign will keep going as long you keep giving.
Did we mention that we want to say THANK YOU (by way of swanky, limited edition swag)?
When you donate at or above the following levels, you receive the following gifts:
When you donate $25 or more, you receive a limited edition Charlotte Street "Artists Need Communities / Communities Need Artists" lapel pin and a sticker featuring artwork from by a CSF studio artist-in-residence.
When you donate $50 or more, you receive a limited edition Charlotte Street tote bag, lapel pin, and sticker.
When you donate at least $100, you receive a limited edition Charlotte Street coffee mug, tote bag, lapel pin, and sticker!
An out-of-this-world gift of $1,000 will fund an entire artist relief grant. At this level, you receive copies of CSF's 10th and 20th anniversary coffee table books, limited edition Charlotte Street coffee mug, tote bag, lapel pin, and sticker!