Charlotte Street Foundation Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Apr 11, 2017

David Hughes started the Charlotte Street Foundation with a $10,000 donation from his employer at the time, American Century Investments. Amy Kligman, right, joined the foundation in 2015 and is now the executive and artistic director.
Credit Claire Tadokoro / KCUR 89.3

Since its establishment in 1997, the Charlotte Street Foundation has distributed over $1.1 million to provide resources for Kansas City artists, including unrestricted grants and free exhibition and studio space. Today we examine what impact the foundation has had in strengthening and maintaining existing local talent, and in attracting it from around the country.