Application Deadline: February 6, 2017
Charlotte Street’s pilot StartUp Residency program aims to foster the development of an up-and-coming, innovative startup such as an artist-run collaborative, business, or organization. This pilot program builds upon Charlotte Street’s 20-year history of providing support and catalytic opportunities for Kansas City-based arts initiatives, entrepreneurs, and collaborative groups in their earliest stages of development.
THE 2017 STARTUP RESIDENCY RECIPIENT(S) WILL RECEIVE:
—12 months of rent-free storefront residency space in downtown Kansas City, MO
— Artist Inc or Artist Inc II professional development training opportunity
— Mentoring, networking & cross-marketing opportunities with CSF
CRITERIA/ WHO SHOULD APPLY:
— Organization or business less than three years old, with an established business plan or demonstrated proof of concept
— Group or business defined as an artist-run or artist-centric organization with the ability to define and demonstrate artistic component(s) of the work, mission, or initiative of the organization
— A startup can be a for-profit, not-for-profit, or hybrid business model
Appropriate applicants could be: publications or critical feedback platforms, art spaces or performance venues, For-Cause Arts entrepreneurships, collaboratives or collectives with associated programming, (can be visual, performative arts, social practice, or multidisciplinary approaches to “artist”-centric).
FEBRUARY 6 (MIDNIGHT) — Deadline for applications
FEBRUARY 27 — Finalist interviews / Jury decisions made
MARCH 6 — Residency begins / Space accessible
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants should submit the following to SUBMISSIONS@charlottestreet.org with the subject line: STARTUP.
Applications should include:
— StartUp Residency Application Form
— Bio and CV of lead Artist and Primary Collaborators
— Organizational Budget for 2017
— Demonstration of Artistic Merit : images, video, or sound clips. No more than 10 images, no more than 5 links to video or sound clips. Images should be compiled in a single PDF with short captions.
Questions? Please email Amy Kligman at email@example.com. Please see PDFs (below) for additional information and application instructions:
StartUp Residency PR Announcement
StartUp Residency Open Call
StartUp Residency Application