A Public Conversation with David Hughes

Cradle of Entrepreneurs
Twenty years after founding Kansas City’s Charlotte Street Foundation, David Hughes sits down with Library Director Crosby Kemper III to discuss his work and the foundation’s contribution to the vitality of the local arts community today.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Reception: 
6 pm
Program: 
6:30 pm
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The vitality of Kansas City’s arts community today traces back, in part, to David Hughes’ founding of the Charlotte Street Foundation in 1997. It has lent working space, financial support, and visibility to thousands of visual and performing artists, including more than 100 recipients of annual grants now worth $10,000 each.
 
Hughes, who stepped down as Charlotte Street’s co-director in 2013, sits down with Library Director Crosby Kemper III to discuss his work with the foundation and its impact in the latest installment of the Kansas City: Cradle of Entrepreneurs series. The event is part of yearlong series of events and exhibits marking the 20th anniversary of the foundation’s launch.
 
The Cradle of Entrepreneurs series, focusing in 2016-17 on the nonprofit sector, is made possible by generous contributions from the Regnier Family Foundation and Bank of Blue Valley.