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CSF announces recipients for 2019 Visual Artist Awards and 2019 Generative Performing Artist Awards
Each Charlotte Street Visual Artist Award Fellow receives an unrestricted cash grant of $10,000, recognition by Charlotte Street at the time of Award announcement and throughout 2019—including announcements to media, web-based marketing and promotional efforts, special events, and inclusion in the 2019 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Awards Exhibition at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art later in 2019. The exhibition will be curated by Erin Dziedzic, who is the Director of Curatorial Affairs at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
The 2019 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Awards recognize two exceptional artists in the fields of dance, theatre, music, opera, sound art, performance art, multimedia performance, spoken word, puppetry or hybrid performance-based forms. Both of the artists will also receive an unrestricted cash award of $10,000 and their public performances will be promoted by Charlotte Street throughout the rest of 2019.
All of the 2019 Charlotte Street Award Fellows were selected through competitive processes beginning with open calls for applications from artists based in the five-county Kansas City Metro Area. Artists selections were made by a panel of jurors consisting of renowned and qualified arts professionals. Jurors participated in in-person interviews, presentations, and studio visits, resulting in the selection of 9 finalists for the Generative Performing Artists Awards and 10 finalists for the Visual Artist Awards.
The Visual Artist Awards panel included Erin Dziedzic, Director of Curatorial Affairs at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (Kansas City, MO), Allison Glenn, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at Crystal Bridges Museum of America Art (Bentonville, AR), Humberto Moro, Curator at SCAD Museum of Art (Savannah, GA), and Gregory Volk, Art Writer and Associate Professor (New York, NY).
The Generative Performing Artist Awards panel included Denise Chapman, Associate Director, Performing Arts at the Union for Contemporary Art (Omaha, NB), Patrick Alonzo Conway, musician and composer (Kansas City, MO), Dr. Charlotte Farrell, Director of the Center for Performance Research (Brooklyn, NY), and Darren Canady, playwright (Topeka, KS).