APPLICATION GUIDELINES 

DEADLINE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 11:59 PM (Central Time Zone)

The Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Awards seek to recognize, encourage, and significantly support Kansas City-based artists creating original, exceptional new work in all genres of performance. Providing artists with financial support, critical recognition, and public exposure, these Awards aim to reward artistic accomplishment to date and to support the continued development of artists' work and careers. Artists must be generative artists—that is, the creators of original new work.

Awarded artists will be those who:

- Create new, contemporary work 

- Produce work that is innovative and/or experimental in terms of form, content, process, and/or presentation 

- Demonstrate sustained commitment to deepening/expanding their work and generative practices

Through recognizing and supporting exceptional artists living and working in Kansas City, Charlotte Street Foundation seeks to empower and propel individual artists, enhance the artistic culture of our region, and increase Kansas City’s desirability as a place for artists to live and work.

Each 2021 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Fellow will receive:

- An unrestricted cash grant of $10,000 

- Recognition by Charlotte Street Foundation at the time of Award announcement and throughout the year of 2022, including through announcements to media, online promotion, special events and more 

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:

- Strength of artistic work to date 

- Promise for future artistic achievement 

- Commitment to & demonstration of innovation/experimentation in terms of form, content, process, and/or presentation - Potential impact of Award on continued artistic development

ELIGIBILITY:

- Applicants must currently live and have lived in the five-county Greater Kansas City Metro area (Clay, Jackson, Johnson, Platte, Wyandotte) for at least one year prior to application deadline (before November 12, 2021)

- Artists must be at least 21 years of age by application deadline

- Applicants must not be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program

Note: If the artist has earned a collegiate degree, the completion date must be at least 12 months earlier than the application deadline 

Note: Applicants do not have to attend undergraduate or graduate school to be considered for this award

Note on collaborative groups:

The Generative Performing Awards are intended to recognize and support outstanding generative performing artists as individuals. Collaborative groups are eligible to apply if:

- The group is well established and creating generative performing work in an ongoing, deeply collaborative, committed manner as a group 

- The primary work of each individual member of the group is as a member of the collaborative group, rather than as an individual

- Each member of the group is playing a generative role in the creation of the group's work 

- The group is not incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

Note: Artists applying as a collaborative group should submit individual resumes as well as a group resume, and should detail the nature of their collaboration in the narrative portion of the application.

Additional eligibility requirements:

- Awarded artists will be expected to be residents of Kansas City (or one of the eligible five counties) for the award year. Artists are, however, able and encouraged to participate in residencies, travel, etc., during the year. 

- Awarded artists will be expected to keep Charlotte Street Foundation informed of all scheduled exhibitions and public engagements throughout the period of the Award year for promotional support.

- Awarded artists will, in collaboration with Charlotte Street Foundation, identify at least one scheduled performance or plan one public event (open rehearsal, artist talk, etc) during the term of the Award year to be promoted or hosted in affiliation with the Award. 

Note: Previous Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Award recipients are NOT eligible to apply.


Statement on opportunity equity:

Charlotte Street Foundation values an equitable, diverse, and inclusive art community, which we interpret as all artists having fair access to the tools and resources they need to realize their artistic endeavors. We acknowledge structural inequities that have excluded individuals and communities from opportunity based on race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, class, age, and geography, and strive to counter those inequities in our work. We encourage panelists and selection committees to actively consider and seek to recommend a diverse pool of applicants as finalists and recipients of these awards and all Charlotte Street Foundation programs.


SELECTION PROCESS:

The 2022 Generative Performing Artist Fellows will be selected through an open call for applicants followed by a competitive selection process. A selection panel of regional and national performing arts professionals with expertise in a range of performing arts fields will be solely responsible for selecting the 2022 Awards Fellows. Neither staff nor Charlotte Street board members have any input in the final decisions. Jurors featured on the panel will be announced along with award winners when the judgement process is finalized.


THE SELECTION PROCESS WILL BE CONDUCTED AS FOLLOWS:

Application deadline: 11:59pm, Friday, November 12, 2021 (Central Time Zone)

NOVEMBER 2021 through JANUARY 2022: Panel review of applications; selection of 10 semi- finalists for in-person meetings.

JANUARY 13, 2022: Conference Call with Panel

JANUARY 22 -- JANUARY 25 2022: In-person visits, Interviews,  & final selection by panel will take place over the course of 2 days. 

FEBRUARY 7, 2022: Award recipients publicly announced

10 semi-finalists will have 20 minute in-person visits with the selection panel, providing opportunity for semi-finalist artists to make short presentations about their work and respond to questions from the panel. Following presentations and final panel deliberations, the 2022 Generative Performing Artist Fellows will be notified.

• Deadline for applications is Friday, November 12, 2021, at 11:59 PM CENTRAL TIME ZONE 

ALL APPLICATIONS FOR THIS AWARD MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH SUBMITTABLE

No late applications will be considered so please make sure you give yourself enough time to turn in your application before the deadline.


Note: Artists requiring technical assistance may contact Charlotte Street Foundation at 816.221.5115 or info@charlottestreet.org. // In-person assistance will be provided upon request. You can contact us at  816.994.7726 or email mary@charlottestreet.org.


APPLICATION GUIDELINES
DEADLINE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 11:59 PM (Central Time Zone)
The Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Awards seek to recognize, encourage, and significantly support Kansas City-based artists creating original, exceptional new work in all genres of performance. Providing artists with financial support, critical recognition, and public exposure, these Awards aim to reward artistic accomplishment to date and to support the continued development of artists' work and careers. Artists must be generative artists—that is, the creators of original new work.
Awarded artists will be those who:
- Create new, contemporary work
- Produce work that is innovative and/or experimental in terms of form, content, process, and/or presentation
- Demonstrate sustained commitment to deepening/expanding their work and generative practices
Through recognizing and supporting exceptional artists living and working in Kansas City, Charlotte Street Foundation seeks to empower and propel individual artists, enhance the artistic culture of our region, and increase Kansas City’s desirability as a place for artists to live and work.
Each 2021 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Fellow will receive:
- An unrestricted cash grant of $10,000
- Recognition by Charlotte Street Foundation at the time of Award announcement and throughout the year of 2022, including through announcements to media, online promotion, special events and more
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:
- Strength of artistic work to date
- Promise for future artistic achievement
- Commitment to & demonstration of innovation/experimentation in terms of form, content, process, and/or presentation - Potential impact of Award on continued artistic development
ELIGIBILITY:
- Applicants must currently live and have lived in the five-county Greater Kansas City Metro area (Clay, Jackson, Johnson, Platte, Wyandotte) for at least one year prior to application deadline (before November 12, 2021)
- Artists must be at least 21 years of age by application deadline
- Applicants must not be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program
Note: If the artist has earned a collegiate degree, the completion date must be at least 12 months earlier than the application deadline
Note: Applicants do not have to attend undergraduate or graduate school to be considered for this award
Note on collaborative groups:
The Generative Performing Awards are intended to recognize and support outstanding generative performing artists as individuals. Collaborative groups are eligible to apply if:
- The group is well established and creating generative performing work in an ongoing, deeply collaborative, committed manner as a group
- The primary work of each individual member of the group is as a member of the collaborative group, rather than as an individual
- Each member of the group is playing a generative role in the creation of the group's work
- The group is not incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Note: Artists applying as a collaborative group should submit individual resumes as well as a group resume, and should detail the nature of their collaboration in the narrative portion of the application.
Additional eligibility requirements:
- Awarded artists will be expected to be residents of Kansas City (or one of the eligible five counties) for the award year. Artists are, however, able and encouraged to participate in residencies, travel, etc., during the year.
- Awarded artists will be expected to keep Charlotte Street Foundation informed of all scheduled exhibitions and public engagements throughout the period of the Award year for promotional support.
- Awarded artists will, in collaboration with Charlotte Street Foundation, identify at least one scheduled performance or plan one public event (open rehearsal, artist talk, etc) during the term of the Award year to be promoted or hosted in affiliation with the Award.
Note: Previous Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Award recipients are NOT eligible to apply.


Statement on opportunity equity:
Charlotte Street Foundation values an equitable, diverse, and inclusive art community, which we interpret as all artists having fair access to the tools and resources they need to realize their artistic endeavors. We acknowledge structural inequities that have excluded individuals and communities from opportunity based on race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, class, age, and geography, and strive to counter those inequities in our work. We encourage panelists and selection committees to actively consider and seek to recommend a diverse pool of applicants as finalists and recipients of these awards and all Charlotte Street Foundation programs.


SELECTION PROCESS:
The 2022 Generative Performing Artist Fellows will be selected through an open call for applicants followed by a competitive selection process. A selection panel of regional and national performing arts professionals with expertise in a range of performing arts fields will be solely responsible for selecting the 2022 Awards Fellows. Neither staff nor Charlotte Street board members have any input in the final decisions. Jurors featured on the panel will be announced along with award winners when the judgement process is finalized.


THE SELECTION PROCESS WILL BE CONDUCTED AS FOLLOWS:
Application deadline: 11:59pm, Friday, November 12, 2021 (Central Time Zone)
NOVEMBER 2021 through JANUARY 2022: Panel review of applications; selection of 10 semi- finalists for in-person meetings.
JANUARY 13, 2022: Conference Call with Panel
JANUARY 22 -- JANUARY 25 2022: In-person visits, Interviews,  & final selection by panel will take place over the course of 2 days.
FEBRUARY 7, 2022: Award recipients publicly announced
10 semi-finalists will have 20 minute in-person visits with the selection panel, providing opportunity for semi-finalist artists to make short presentations about their work and respond to questions from the panel. Following presentations and final panel deliberations, the 2022 Generative Performing Artist Fellows will be notified.
• Deadline for applications is Friday, November 12, 2021, at 11:59 PM CENTRAL TIME ZONE
ALL APPLICATIONS FOR THIS AWARD MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH SUBMITTABLE
No late applications will be considered so please make sure you give yourself enough time to turn in your application before the deadline.

Note: Artists requiring technical assistance may contact Charlotte Street Foundation at 816.221.5115 or info@charlottestreet.org. // In-person assistance will be provided upon request. You can contact us at  816.994.7726 or email mary@charlottestreet.org.


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