Category Archives: Student Opportunity

Student Opportunity Deadline: Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey announces a $500 award!


Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey has a 30 year history of making dance accessible to all, teaching young people critical life skills through dance, and modeling interracial and multicultural community partnerships.  To celebrate our 30th Anniversary and community members that exemplify the life and vision of our mission, we are requesting proposals from Kansas City Art Institute students to create an three-dimensional award for KCFAA to present at their 30th Anniversary Gala.


The winning design will receive $500 plus the cost of materials to produce the piece.

Medium options:  glass, ceramic, fiber and other materials considered.  Material must be three-dimensional, inspired, and appropriate to use as an award.

Dimensions:  No larger than 24″ x 24″

Theme: The ART of Dance

Proposals due: August 1, 2014

(please include estimated cost of materials)

Proposal Winner Announced: August 18, 2014

Project Review: September 2014

Project Completion: October 1, 2014


Proposals submitted to:

Randy Williams, Advancement Office

Kansas City Art Institute

4415 Warwick Blvd.

Kansas City, Mo  64111


phone: 816-802-3527


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AACS Inaugural Internship Fair Thursday, April 24 from Noon-1:30 in Epperson

Please join us next week for the office of Academic Advising and Career Services first Internship Fair on Thursday, April 24 from noon-1:30pm.

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The 2014 Art Curatorial Summer Academy is a component of the Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. This pilot initiative aims to impact arts leadership across the nation by diversifying the curatorial staff at museums as they strive to meet the wide ranges of interests of our country’s diverse population.
Who is eligible to apply?
1)     Individuals representing ethnically underrepresented groups in the curatorial field.
2)     Undergraduates currently enrolled at a university, college or community college.
3)     Undergraduates who, if selected as a fellow, can commit to 2 years in the program prior to graduating
4)     Individuals who are eligible to work in the United States
Please share this information with students who meet the requirements and would be interested in the program. The application deadline is March 28th. 
You can download the application and materials here:
If you have any questions about the Program, Please contact

Michele R. Valentine
Local Program Coordinator, Mellon Curatorial Fellowship/
Department Assistant, South and Southeast Asian Art
The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

Office:  816.751.1328

Fax:  816.561.1011
4525 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111

If you need assistance from AACS on your application contact Brittany Lane ( for an appointment.

 Good Luck!

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Student Opportunity Deadline: Paid internships at the Nelson – APPLY NOW

Every year KCAI students are able to apply for PAID internships at the Nelson –Atkins Museum through the Durwood Foundation. This year there are 31 internship positions available in 10 different departments at the Nelson for the summer, fall and spring semesters.
The Durwood internships are now live on the Nelson-Atkins website. Interested students should apply online by going to:
Students may apply for as many positions as they would like, but will need to complete the online application process for each position.
These positions will be open for applicants through March 21st. 
In addition to applying online, please fill out this form. Have it signed by a faculty member and submit it to me in the AACS office before March 21st. You must complete both the online application and the attached form in order to be considered.
Rising sophomores and juniors (students who will be juniors and seniors next semester) are eligible to apply. Students graduating at the end of this semester are not eligible – sorry.
If you need help with your resume and/or cover letter, please contact to set up an appointment with the AACS staff.

Good Luck!

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Student Opportunity Deadline: Call for Exhibition Proposals for Hearth


at Farm to Market Bread Co.

Call for Artists: Exhibition Proposals

ELIGIBILITY: Hearth at Farm to Market Bread Co. is dedicated to presenting the work of emerging artists who live and work in Kansas City. Artists working in all mediums are encouraged to apply.

EXHIBITION: Selected artists will be invited to participate in three week long exhibitions in Hearth. Each exhibition launches with an opening reception in conjunction with First Friday, and is also open to the public during Farm To Market’s regular business hours. Hearth organizes both solo and group exhibitions.


To apply, please email the following materials to:

  • ●  10 images (.jpeg files please, each file must not exceed 1MB)
  • ●  List of works submitted (include date completed*, medium, and dimensions)
  • ●  CV/resume (pdf/doc)
  • ●  Artist Statement (pdf/doc – 500 words) Please ensure that your artist statement is

    applicable to the body of work you submit.

  • ●  Bio (pdf/doc – up to 1 page) not required
  • ●  Contact information (name, address, phone, email, and website if applicable)
  • ●  If you work with video, you may submit up to 3 videos, or links to videos

    TIMELINE: Applications are reviewed and exhibitions scheduled on an ongoing basis. Artists who submit an application will be notified within 30 days of application.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Selected artists must have a cohesive body of work, and are responsible for delivery, organization, installation, and removal of the exhibit. Hearth will host an opening reception at which the artist must be present. Hearth at Farm to Market Bread Co. does not provide insurance or security.

    QUESTIONS? Please email
    *All work must have been completed within the last two years.

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Student Opportunity Deadline: Hallmark Recruiters on Campus for Summer Internships


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What: Hallmark Summer Internship Presentation
Where: Epperson Auditorium
When: Tuesday, February 18th from noon -1pm.

Hallmark Recruiters will be on campus on Tuesday, February 18th from noon to 1pm to present their summer internship program. These are paid internships in Kansas City and are a great opportunity to work with one of the world’s most recognized and respected brands.

Internship positions include:

GRAPHIC DESIGNER – Consumer Activation (Packaging & Marketing)
HYBRID DESIGNER – Greetings Studio
BOOKS DESIGNER – Gold Crown Retail Studio
INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER – Design Engineering
USER EXPERIENCE DESIGNER – Digital Creative Studio
INTERACTION DESIGNER – Digital Creative Studio
ACCOUNT & TRAFFIC LEADER – Consumer Activation (Packaging & Marketing)
3D PRODUCT DESIGNER – Commercialization & Gold Crown Retail Studios
COPY WRITER – Consumer Activation (Packaging & Marketing)
EDITOR/WRITER – Writing & Editorial Studio
BILINGUAL EDITOR/WRITER – Writing & Editorial Studio

If you are interested in having your portfolio reviewed by the Hallmark recruiters, please send you portfolio to Rishad Gandhi or bring it to the AACS office in Mineral Hall by Monday, February 17th.

To learn more about each position, the portfolio requirements and to apply please visit: or contact Rishad Gandhi

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Student Opportunity Deadline: Undergrads Underground at the Leedy Voulkos

The Educational Outreach and Exhibition Committee is proud to open the application process for the student gallery spaces, Undergrads Underground: Leedy Voulkos Art Center and the Destination Gallery in the Student Living Center.

They are accepting proposals for six exhibitions this spring 2014 semester, with openings on first Fridays in March, April, and May.
Download the Gallery Proposal Guidelines_SP14
Download the Student Gallery Application

The deadline is February 13thth at 5:00 for all shows.

Please contact Misty Gamble at or David Overholt at with any questions or concerns.

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