ARTSPEAK RADIO with Danna York and Amy Kligman

Wednesday, July 7, 2021, noon – 1pm CST, 90.1fm KKFI Kansas City Community Radio, streaming live audio www.kkfi .org

Producer/host Maria Vasquez Boyd welcomes author/artist Danna York and Charlotte Street Foundation Executive/Artistic Director Amy Kligman.

AMY KLIGMAN has been the Executive Artistic Director at Charlotte Street Foundation since 2015. Kligman’s career and experience as an exhibiting artist and grassroots curator/arts administrator spans 20 years of studio & exhibition work, independent curating and organizing, and artist-run projects. In 2011 Kligman was one of a team of 5 artist-curators who established Plug Projects, an artist-run project space in Kansas City’s West Bottoms that hosted a robust & nationally recognized calendar of exhibitions and artist-centered programming. She also worked in creative leadership in the greeting card industry, across departments emphasizing innovation, strategy, and social awareness, having built a 15 year career across 2 of the industry’s most influential brands before leaving that work for the nonprofit sector. Amy serves on the boards of the Latino Arts Foundation and Nonprofit Connect. She is an alumni of the Centurions leadership program facilitated by the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

Cultural Producer Grant Program
The Cultural Producers Grant Program awards $50,000 in total funds for low-budget grassroots arts organizations and artist-run projects in Kansas City. Kansas City has long enjoyed a thriving and diverse ecology of small artist-run spaces, collectives, groups, and organizations, which have sometimes suffered from lack of support needed to establish sustainability. These new Cultural Producer Grants aim to both draw attention to these critical elements of our arts ecosystem as well as direct some much needed support their way.
· Grant amounts of $5,000-$10,000 will be distributed to awardees
· 50% of funds will be awarded to organizations whose mission and leadership will positively impact the advancement of BIPOC, LGBTQIA, or Disabled communities.

Submissions are due August 16, 2021. Applicants should send their submissions to [email protected]. 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.
CSF 3333 Wyoming Street
 KC MO 64111

DANNA YORK KC native, is an artist/author of children’s books. York’s first book, To the Cider Mill, helps readers discover apples, pumpkins, and scarecrows in this delightful tale of an autumn trip to the cider mill. This interactive book invites children to draw along & become part of the book’s illustrations-perhaps they may become an author and artist too!
Ms. York’s 2nd book, By The Lighthouse, is also interactive where readers find walk by the lighthouse where delightful seashells and sandcastles await them. Join in by coloring the illustrations and adding your own drawings to the book and begin your journey on becoming an artist.
York homeschooled her three children using art in all subjects. She continues to teach art encouraging individuals to express themselves while learning basic art technics.

Both books are available on Amazon.

Danna York also has a signed copy of her book, By The Lighthouse to give away on ARTSPEAK RADIO!

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