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Las Imaginistas and the Power of a Community Giving Itself Permission to Dream

“When community members give themselves permission to dream the kind of city they want to live in, the kind of economy they want to build or the kind of political representation they want to see, so much beyond accepted (and forced) colonial frameworks is possible. Las Imaginistas embodies and facilitates...
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Garcia Garcia and Bordes Carnosos Featured in Flatland KC

“What I very quickly realized is there was this huge disconnect,” Garcia said. “Even with the community here (in Kansas City) that is of Mexican descent … there was this generational gap of storytelling and information. It wasn’t being passed on.” – Interchange Fellow Israel Alejandro Garcia Garcia Mexican Artist...
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Nelson Debuts Step Right Up! Voting Booth at Art Shanty

Art Shanty Projects Announces Artists and Performers for the 2020 On-Ice Program! “a carnival-style performance that exposes rigged voting systems, Step Right Up! Voting Booth, by Kansas-based artist Erika Nelson.”
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Interchange Awards 16 Grants of $20,000 to Regional Artists

(Kansas City, MO) – Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) is pleased to announce the inaugural grantees of the Interchange program, supporting artist-led projects focused on social impact in M-AAA’s six state region of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. This pilot program is funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation....
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New Program to Support Artists Working for Social Change

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grants $500,000 to Mid-America Arts Alliance for Pilot (Kansas City, MO) – Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) is pleased to announce Interchange, a new pilot program created to strengthen communities and individual artists within the M-AAA region by supporting artist-led projects focused on social impact. The Andrew W. Mellon...
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