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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

e-mail: rwilliams@kcai.edu

phone: 816-802-3527


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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: art@farmtomarketbread.com:

  • ●  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 art@farmtomarketbread.com
    *All work must have been completed within the last two years.

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Student Opportunity Deadline: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Award

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Graduate Arts Award enables students or recent alumni with exceptional artistic or creative promise and financial need to pursue up to three years of study at an accredited graduate institution in the US or abroad. Awards can be as much as $50,000 annually. In 2014, the Foundation will select up to 20 recipients for this award.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Award final copy 2

The award provides funding for tuition, living expenses, required fees, and books. Scholarship amounts vary based on several factors, including cost at the institution each recipient attends and other grants and scholarships the student receives. Applicants must be planning to pursue a career as a practicing artist to be eligible for this award.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

Jack Kent Cooke Scholars possess exceptional academic records and demonstrate unmet financial need. At a minimum, each candidate for the Graduate Arts Award must have:

  • Senior standing or have graduated from an accredited four-year US college or university with the past five years.
  • A cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 3.20 or better on a scale of 4.0 (or the equivalent).
  • Demonstrated unmet financial need.
  • A bachelor’s degree by the start of the fall 2014 semester.
  • Plans to begin their first graduate degree program in the performing arts, visual arts, or creative writing at an accredited college or university in the fall of 2014.
  • Not have been previously nominated for the Graduate Arts Award.

While the Foundation considers artistic and creative merit first in evaluating candidates, competitive applicants must also demonstrate significant unmet financial need, which has two components:

  • Education costs that are appreciably greater than the total amount of other grants or scholarships the applicant receives.
  • Insufficient student and family income to meet educational costs.

For more information on how to apply, see http://www.jkcf.org/scholarships/graduate-scholarships/graduate-arts-award/how-to-apply/

The Graduate Arts Award has a two-phase application process (and an internal KCAI selection process)

Phase One deadline is November 26, 2013 (closes at 12:00 p.m., noon, Central Time)

Phase One application requirements include:

  • Online application, including academic and financial information
  • Portfolio, including descriptions and summary
  • One online recommendation from a professor or instructor at your college

If you are selected as a semifinalist based on the Phase One application, you will be invited to submit additional information in Phase Two of the application process.

Phase Two application requirements include:

  • Continuation of student online application, including transcripts
  • Student Financial Form, including a copy of 2012 Federal Tax Return
  • Parent Financial Form, including a copy of 2012 Federal Tax Return (required for applicants under 30 years of age)
  • Second online recommendation
  • Nomination by your undergraduate institution

*****To clarify, college seniors and recent college graduates who are interested in the Foundation’s Graduate Arts Award may apply directly to the Foundation in Phase One of the application process. If a student is invited to continue in Phase Two, he or she must be nominated by the Foundation’s Faculty Representative at their institution. Each college or university may nominate up to two students to be considered for the Graduate Arts Award. The Mobility Committee at KCAI will set an internal campus deadline once the Foundation has invited applicants to continue in Phase Two. Before the Phase Two deadline, the Mobility Committee will notify eligible applicants about an internal selection process. Then the two nominated students will continue with the Phase Two application requirements. Phase Two deadline isFebruary 25, 2014.


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Student Opportunity Deadline: Kansas City, KS Public Library Exhibitions for KCAI Seniors


A Call to Kansas City Art Institute Seniors


Spring 2014 Exhibit at the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library, South Branch

The Kansas City, Kansas Public Library is pleased to offer a spring 2014 exhibit at the South Branch Library, 3104 Strong Avenue in Argentine, to one KCAI senior. The library strives to be a partner in the Kansas City arts community and the mission of the Library galleries is to present exhibits that would not otherwise be available to patrons of the Library. We aim to present a broad spectrum of opinions and viewpoints.

Eligibility and exhibit details:
Works submitted must be original works of art completed by the artist within the last five years. Artists may submit work in any medium for consideration; however, artists may be asked to provide pedestals or any other display materials required for three-dimensional work or work that requires special installation. Dates available for the exhibit are approximately March 12 – May 5, 2014. Exhibits are typically on display for 8 weeks but this time frame can be customized to meet the needs of the student.
The gallery at the South branch comprises approximately 40 running feet of wall space, using a Walker hanging system. All two-dimensional works of art must have proper hanging wire. Artists exhibiting at the library are responsible for delivery and retrieval of their artwork. The artist is also responsible for framing and ensuring that the artwork is exhibition ready. Please note: Kansas City, Kansas Public Library does not provide insurance on artwork exhibited in the library gallery space.
The Library is responsible for coordinating the display and promotion of the exhibit including publicity to local newspapers, online calendars, and the library’s website, blog, and Facebook pages. The Library takes responsibility for helping artists hang their work, provides space for an opening reception and creates exhibit labels and reception invitations.

How to apply :
The KCKPL gallery application is accessible on the library’s display and exhibits guidelines web page. Completed applications should be mailed or emailed no later than October 1, 2013 to:
Anne Lacey
Arts and Humanities Librarian
Kansas City, Kansas Public Library
West Wyandotte Branch
1737 N 82nd St
Kansas City, KS 66112

Please include with the application the following:

  • Five images of work to be displayed
  • A brief resume, no more than two pages
  • An artist statement, no more than one page

Selection Process:
All work submitted will be reviewed and selected by the Arts and Humanities Librarian. Selections will be made based on aesthetic quality, artistic merit, and appropriateness for the library setting. A selection will be finalized and the artist notified no later than November 1, 2013. Artist should have publicity images, an updated resume and artist statement to the Arts and Humanities Librarian by February 1, 2014.

Sales are allowed; however it is not necessary for your work to be for sale to be considered for exhibition. All transactions will be handled by the artist. Library staff will forward the artist’s contact information to interested buyers.

For additional information or questions contact Anne Lacey, Arts and Humanities Librarian at 913-596-5800 x 1025 or email alacey@kckpl.org

KCKPL Exhibit Space Specifications

Main Library—625 Minnesota Avenue
The exhibit space at the Main Library is located in the east reference room on the first floor. The space consists of the east brick wall fitted with a picture rail about 10’ from the floor. Rods 6’ long with adjustable plates to accommodate picture wire make up the hanging system. The space will accommodate pieces of greatly varying size. There are also two free-standing exhibit cases. The art space is near the café which attracts many library patrons and nearby business people.

South Library—3104 Strong Avenue
The exhibit space at the South Library is located in the middle of the library. The space consists of an open gallery with a total of 40 running feet. The space is lit by natural and artificial lighting.

Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library—4051 West Drive, Wyandotte County Lake Park
The exhibit space at the Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library is located across from the conference room on the upper level. The space consists of a long wall and is lit by track lighting. It will accommodate 10-12 pieces not exceeding 18” X 24”.

West Wyandotte Library—1737 N. 82nd Street
The exhibit space at the West Wyandotte Library is located on the first floor of the facility. The space consists of two main exhibit areas: the Fine Arts Gallery and the Foyer Exhibit Cases. All exhibit cases lock.

The Fine Arts Gallery consists of three wall areas: the east wall is 24’ wide by 7’6” high. The south wall is 24’ wide by 7’6” high and the west wall is 17’ wide by 7’6” high. All of this space is well lit by track lighting.  The remaining gallery wall space consists of the west wall—divided into two sections by alcove seating—each measuring 18’ wide by 7’6” high. This gallery space is lit by excellent natural and artificial lighting. In addition the gallery consists of an exhibit case 10’ wide and 4’10” high. It is divided into three sections: the left and right sections are 4’10” high by 34” wide and 25” deep. The center section is 4’10” high, 46” wide and 25” deep. The exhibit case is well lit and has adjustable glass shelves.

The Foyer Exhibit Case is 13’10” wide and 4’10” high. It is divided into three sections: the left and right sections are 4’10” high, 46” wide and 25” deep. The center section is 4’10” high, 70” wide and 25” deep. The exhibit case is well lit and has adjustable glass shelves.

In addition to the foyer cases, there are two pedestal cases located in the foyer. They measure 28” wide and 28” deep and 18” high. Each case sits on a base 32” high. They are well lit and the covers are made of Plexiglas.

Turner Community Library—831 S. 55th Street (inside the Arthur C. Waugh Community Center)
 exhibit space at the Turner Library consists of a locking display case in the hallway just outside the library. The case is approximately 12’ long and 4’ high with four adjustable shelves. The Turner Community Library is located inside the Arthur C. Waugh Community Center at 831 S. 55th Street, Kansas City, KS.

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Student Opportunity Deadline: Exhibit at Bitterman’s Eye Candy and Vintage Market

Bitterman’s Eye Candy and Vintage Market
3107 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO 64109
Bitterman’s Candy is a locally owned and operated confectionary for 77 years. They are currently seeking students interested in displaying art work or creative products in the Bitterman’s Eye Candy and Vintage Market space. They admire the creative community emerging in their neighborhood and would like to be a bigger participant with the introduction of a gallery space and programs.
What Bitterman’s provides:
Advertising to over 500 subscribers to their mailing list.
Gallery space with a pegboard wall for hanging work.
Opening reception with opportunities for additional events (pop-up shop, artist talks, workshops, etc)
6 ft long tables and table cloths.
Garage Door access.
Management of sales ( (Bitterman’s will take a 30% cut of all sales. Work must be for sale)
The space is open Thursday-Sunday 11-4.
Student provides:
Submission with letter of intent for the exhibition and 5 images of work to be considered.
Installation materials and installation assistance.
Exhibition labels.
Image list of exhibiting works, including pricing
Submit materials to Pat at info@bittermancandy.com. Questions? Call 816 531 3107
All potential applicants are encouraged to visit the space in advance.
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Senior Professional Practice with Diane Scott, Director of Artist Inc

We really enjoyed having Diane Scott at today’s senior Professional Practice. Artist Inc offers graduating KCAI seniors the chance to participate in a collegiate version of the professional development seminar with UMKC conservatory graduates. This is a wonderful opportunity to continue your professional development after KCAI and network with Artist Inc’s partners including the Charlotte Street Foundation, UMKC and Arts KC. Visit Artist Inc’s website to find out more. Also check out their blog www.pushingtheflywheel.com. We have a downloadable PDF of Diane’s presentation, available on the Case Study. If you are a KCAI senior who would like to participate in the collegiate Artist Inc next summer contact Calder Kamin, ckamin@kcai.edu.

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