Kansas City Artists Coalition International Artists’ Residency Program
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.