Monday, January 19, 2015

It's a Rocket Grant Party

Adam Gnade in front of the Pioneers Press caravan. 
The caravan was purchased with the help of a Rocket Grant

We attended a Rocket Grant information session yesterday at the Spencer Museum of Art.  We walked into a swank reception in the galleries that included wine and a nice buffet.  Artists attended the function to learn about the application process for Rocket Grants.  Rocket Grants are funds given to recipiants for projects and funded by the Warhol foundation for Visual Arts.

Started in 2009, Rocket Grants encourage "innovative, public oriented work in non-traditional spaces." We talked with one Lawrence artists who tells us he would like to create an installation to include an art and music venue in a nature setting. He plans on applying for a Rocket Grant to help purchase building materials.

We were happy to see The Pioneers Press Folks.  They received a Rocket Grant to purchase a traveling caravan to hold zines and books.  Super cool as ever, Pioneers Press has been busy touring the country.  Stops included Boston, Philidelphia, and Portland.  They told us about The Planet X Music Festival, and plan on going to The Los Angeles Zine Festival in February.

Read more about  Pioneers Press from The Pitch article here:

Crowd at the Rocket Grant information session

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