Studios INC Residency / Deadline: October 1

Painting by Studio INC Resident, Kathy Liao.

Aimed exclusively at mid-career artists, Studios INC is a three-year, free-of-cost residency program. Selected resident’s portfolio is supplemented with both connections intra-program and to the community itself. As residents build their physical body of work, Studios INC helps to foster relationships with collectors, patrons, and art professionals in the creative community.

Residency includes:

  • Fenced-in lot available for outdoor installations, performances or workspace
  • Wood shop
  • Length of residency shall be for a period not to exceed 3 years.
  • Each resident artist is assigned a studio of between 750 and 3,000 square feet.
  • Each resident artist commits to a solo show in The Studios Inc Exhibition Space
  • Resident artists gain more public recognition for their work and broader access to collectors.
  • Resident artist’s work included in our annual exhibition.

The Studios Patron Program provides the opportunity for a heightened level of dialogue between resident artist and patron through studio visits and exhibitions.  In addition to funding an artist’s studio, Patrons are encouraged to cultivate relationships with the artists to learn more about the creative process and to provide additional career advancement assistance.


  • A willingness to support program objectives by maintaining a strong studio presence, maximizing use of available facilities to create significant work, contributing to a collegial creative atmosphere, and participating in studio community activities.
  • A strong desire to produce art as demonstrated by a solid track record.
  • A focus on his or her unique definition of their “next level” of professional achievement.
  • Must reside in the Greater Kansas City area (Jackson, Platte, and Clay counties in MO and Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas) now or be willing to relocate to live in the Kansas City area for the duration of the residency.  If applying as a non-resident, please include a short statement regarding of your intention to relocate to the area.
  • Must be a mid-career artist (an artist with at least seven years experience since undergraduate studies or professional equivalent).  Mid-career is a flexible category, defined partly by age, partly by time on the job, but they have one thing in common: their work has developed over time and maintained its presence for a number of years as evidenced by regional or national recognition through publication or public presentation.

Click here to learn more and to apply. 

  • Posted on Aug 02, 2019
  • Posted by Artist INC
  • Filed under Artist INC's Pushing the Flywheel
    Artist Residencies

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