Rocket Relief Emergency Grants

ArtsKC Providing Critical Relief for our Area’s Artists

ArtsKC is proud to once again partner with Charlotte Street Foundation, the Spencer Museum of Art, and others to provide the artists of our area necessary relief funding through our Rocket Relief Grants.

During the first cycle of funding released earlier this year, ArtsKC provided $26,000 in critical Rocket Relief funding to deserving area artists. We will be providing more funds in Cycle 2, the application process for which opens on August 18. The first 10 recipients will be notified on September 25.

This grant is intended to help artists whose income has been impacted by COVID-19 and who need assistance with basic expenses such as food, housing, medical costs, and child care. This fund is open to all self-identifying visual, multi-disciplinary, and performing artists in the eligible region (within 80 miles of Kansas City). Grant amounts are available as flat stipends of $1,000.

Applications for the Rocket Relief Grants are through CaFE (Call For Entry), and not the Online Grants System that ArtsKC uses for all other grants.

Click here to learn more and apply for one of ArtsKC’s Rocket Relief grants.