Included in Artist’s Fee: Ground transportation to and from the Kansas City International Airport (MCI); private bedroom during the residency period; access to all communal studio work areas and living areas, such as: living room, bathrooms, kitchen, showers, etc.; Wi-Fi internet access; the option to hold an exhibition of your work or to present a site specific installation (in the Artists’ Residency gallery or the KCAC gallery).
Airline tickets and health insurance, visa arrangements; phone calls; art materials and tools; meals/food; transportation within Kansas City; the shipping of artists’ materials, etc.
The program seeks applications from dedicated artists who create visual artwork (of any medium) of exceptional quality, and whose work and career are at a level to benefit from an international exchange with peers. The program is especially geared toward artists from abroad who have never before worked in the United States. The KCAC Review Committee (a jury panel of arts professionals in the metropolitan Kansas City area) will select the highest quality projects based on:
A.) Work samples.
B.) Quality of the project in relationship with our goals and artistic focus.
C.) Artist's statement and previous work.
D.) Potential to create the project at our facility.
The Kansas City Artists Coalition International Artists Residency Program (ARP) will work to bring visual artists from around the world together in order to build friendships and improve intercultural understanding. The coalition will strive to support artists and by offering space and time to create. The goals are: to provide artists with a supportive environment, time, and a large studio space to create art that others in the Kansas City community will be able to view and/or learn from; to enrich the resident artists’ experiences by encouraging travel and the importance of intercultural connections; to promote the value of exchanging ideas among art-producing peers.
The International Artists Residency Program can house four to five artists in a large space within the same building as the Kansas City Artists Coalition office and exhibition galleries. This includes three small bedrooms, one studio/bedroom, two washrooms (one is barrier free, both have toilets and showers, but no baths), a large kitchen and dining area, a communal studio, small patio, and a 568 ft² (52.7 m²) area for exhibitions or classes. In addition, there is a library that offers a selection of art publications, Wi-Fi internet, cable TV, and a DVD/CD player.
The communal studio for the residency artists is approximately 875 ft² (81 m²) with lots of natural light, hardwood floors, and a work sink. The second is a combined studio/bedroom space (265 ft.² or 24.6 m²) for artists that prefer to work privately
The residency is located in the heart of Kansas City’s historic and attractive River Market district, the Kansas City Artists Coalition International Residency Program is centrally placed to influence and be influenced by people and events from the entire Midwest region. The old brick factory buildings, the vast Missouri River, and the unique boutiques and restaurants downtown all add to the charm of this ever-growing city.
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