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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 mgamble@kcai.edu or David Overholt at doverholt@kcai.edu with any questions or concerns.

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Student Opportunity Deadline: Kansas City Film Festival

Kansas City FilmFest 2014 is seeking great features, documentaries, short films, animation, student, experimental and web series for the 18th annual Festival. The Kansas City FilmFest takes place on April 5-13, 2014, and celebrates independent filmmakers and the stories they want to tell.

New this year:  A web series category and a special animation emphasis: Animation Inside Out.

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The Kansas City FilmFest is celebrating its 18th year and unites educational, cultural and film organizations in a celebration of independent filmmaking. Each year the festival builds on its tradition of bringing inspiring, thought-provoking, and entertaining films to Kansas City audiences and offers opportunities for artists and filmmakers to network, and develop their craft and art. KCFF encourages filmmakers to attend the festival so they can have the opportunity to interact and engage with our great Kansas City audiences! The Kansas City FIlmFest will be celebrating its18th year with a special animation emphasis: Animation Inside Out.


The Kansas City FilmFest is the largest film festival in the Kansas City Metro Area.  Kansas City FilmFest is a festival of juried films, seminars, panels, receptions and parties. It’s a collaborative, multi-day, annual cultural event designed to celebrate the creativity and hard work of independent filmmakers from around the world! A mix of local, national and international award winning films are screened over a period of 7 days.

The 18th Annual Kansas City FilmFest is celebrating a special emphasis on animation, Animation Inside Out; with expanded animation programming, competition and prizes, special guests, panels and seminars.

Over the years, our visiting filmmakers let us know how much they’ve enjoyed screening for, and interacting with, our engaged and enthusiastic audiences! Filmmakers planning on attending should notify Kansas City FilmFest as soon as possible so their names may be listed in the scheduled program with their film to be in attendance. Visiting Filmmakers, Jurors and Special Guests will be invited to attend a complimentary KC BBQ Crawl, along with opportunities to tour other KC landmarks including the American Jazz Museum and Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Seminars with local and national film professionals are held on various aspects of filmmaking. Visiting filmmakers, industry professionals and Kansas City audience members socialize at special events and parties throughout the festival.

Women Making Movies is a sidebar during the festival that focuses on the unique contributions of women making films. Top women film professionals share their experiences and work through film programs, seminars and panel discussions. The 2014 theme: Challenging Gender Stereotypes On and Off Screen.

CinemaJAZZ, originating in 2006, is a program intended to bridge two artistic communities – jazz and film. The program includes screenings of juried media works inspired by jazz, curated screenings, seminars and live jazz performances. This program was developed as a collaboration of the Jubilee, Mutual Musicians Foundation and the American Jazz Museum.

Final jurors for KC FilmFest 2014 will come from a selection of industry professionals in filmmaking, distribution, film media, and festival programmers from Sundance, AFI Silverdocs, Slamdance, SXSW and more.


Kansas City Women In Film & Television has partnered with KC FilmFest for an annual short screenwriting competition aimed to promote the work of women screenwriters/filmmakers and to support their effort to make their short film with a $1000 prize. The Short Screenplay Contest will provide a female screenwriter/filmmaker the opportunity to bring her vision from the page to the screen. The finalists will get a staged reading of their short screenplays at the festival and one-on-one meetings with screenwriting mentors.


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Student Opportunity Deadline: “The Artist Is In” at the Nelson Atkins Museum Store

Opportunity for artists at the Nelson-Atkins Museum Store!
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is looking for artists affiliated with KCAI to display their work outside the museum store on Saturday, March 29th, for a new program, “The Artist Is In”. The museum is looking for artists whose work is product based – something the public can purchase for their home. The museum is also looking for artists to do a presentation on their work, whether it be showing their artistic process, their inspiration, teaching a “how-to” presentation, or by personalizing the work for customers. This program is relatively new, so there is room for creativity and flexibility in the presentation.
All products will be evaluated for resale potential in the Museum Store, and depending on the cost/size of the work the store will either:
          1. Purchase the items at cost to have in the store for resale
           2. Display the pieces on a consignment basis in which, when sold, the profit will be split 50/50 between the artist and the museum.
Interested artists should submit images of their work along with a description of how they will involve the public with their art to Rishad Gandhi at rgandhi@kcai.edu. Applications are due by December 2nd.
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Student Opportunity Deadline A. Zahner Student Sculpture/Design Competition

Lady Martha By Wen Dan Lin 2011 A. Zahner Competition Winner

Outline of 
2013 Auction Sculpture/Design Competition


This sculpture/design competition has been established in order to facilitate interaction between the KCAI students and the architectural and design industry. In an attempt to enrich the city with new artworks, gain professional experience and showcase their emerging talent, winningstudents will work along side experts in the field in order to design, model and carry out the fabrication of their artwork in a collaborative format.


If the sculpture will be outdoors it must be constructed to withstand the elements of the four seasons. The sculpture may be mounted on an existing rock outcropping or be tall enough to still be interpreted as a sculpture with one feet of snow on the ground.

The sculpture must have a minimum life span of 25 years.

The sculpture should not require any ongoing maintenance.

The sculpture will be located in an area that is used by the general public. Subject matter should be suitable for a viewing audience of all ages.

The sculpture should have no sharp edges and be mounted securely.

The sculpture must be able to withstand touching and handling by the public.

Artists may submit more than one proposal but cannot have more than one sculpture chosen by the jury.

Proposals must include:

  • artist’s statement of interest or vision statement for the sculpture,
  • title of sculpture,
  • two drawings  or photographs of the sculpture (one from each side)
  • dimensions of the sculpture 
  • description of materials to be used in construction 
  • description of the method of installation
  • description of the foundation required to support the sculpture 
  • resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • phone and email

Time Table: 

November 2012

  • Email Call for entires to all sophomore, junior, and senior KCAI students
  • Presentation by Michael Wickerson, James Stuelke, and Jill Anthony to KCAI students in Irving Amphitheater
  • Tours of A. Zahner Company in regards to facility and material needs must be coordinated by individual KCAI departments through the A. Zahner Company.

December 12th, 2012

  • By 3:00 PM on December 12, 2012 Proposals must be:
    • Delivered directly to A. Zahner Company at 1400 East 9th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106.
    • Received at A. Zahner Company through postal mail.
  • Self addressed stamped envelopes must be included in application package if the artist wants the drawings returned.


Dec. 14th

  • Top three proposals are selected by initial jury
  • Stipends will be sent to the shortlisted chosen student entries
  • Students begin production on models and maquettes


Jan. 28th, 2013

  • Shortlisted students must present their models to the jury in the Vanderslice reception room at KCAI for approx. 10 minutes each.
  • Jury selects winning entry
  • Feb.- May, 2013
  • Selected student assists in the fabrication of winning entry at A.Zahner Company.


Late May 2013

  • Finished Sculpture is installed for KCAI Art Auction 

Winning artists will:

Not be responsible for costs incurred in the construction of the sculpture;

Not be responsible for the transportation of the sculpture to the site;

Be willing to allow use of pictures of the sculpture for the promotion of the project.


The jury reserves the right to reject any or all of the proposals at their discretion. 

Winning artists will be notified by phone. Artists whose work is not chosen will receive notification by email.

Sketches and drawings must have a self-addressed stamped envelope if materials need to be returned.

Questions? Contact Brigette Chirpich, Director of Special Events: bchirpich@kcai.edu 

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Student Opportunity Deadline: Call to KCAI Students to Teach a Manga Drawing Workshop During the 3rd Annual Teen Anime Festival at the Johnson County Library

Draw upon your magical powers KCAI students!

This year the Johnson County Library will host their 3rd annual Teen Anime Festival and one of their most popular activities is a manga drawing workshop.  This year they are seeking an interested KCAI student to conduct the two workshops.

Here is what they need:

  • Your contact information including name, phone number, email, and URL (if applicable)
  • Someone who enjoys drawing in the manga style.
  • Someone who enjoys teaching teens.  Experience not necessary, but welcome (they are a learning institution and want to give people the opportunity to try new skills).
  • A short curriculum description for a beginner and an advance workshop for teens.
  • Someone available on Friday, October 12th in the afternoon.

The selected instructor will teach 2 classes (45 min-hour long), one class for beginning drawers, and one for advanced drawers.  Afterwards, the art created in the workshop will be displayed in our teen room.  The compensation is $50 a class, so $100 for the day.

If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Career Services Assistant Calder Kamin, ckamin@kcai.edu, immediately!

You may also contact the Library directly:

Kate McNair • Young Adult Librarian • Johnson County Library • Office

913/826-4311 • mcnairk@jocolibrary.org 

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Access Alumni Events

New to Career Services is our Access Alumni Events, connecting students to recent alumni. The first event  is an alumni juried exhibition of student work at City Arts Project, March 2nd-April 21st. All students are encouraged to apply for an opportunity to interact with recent alumni and the chance to show their work off campus. Throughout the exhibition we will plan professional practice programs at City Arts Project with discussions relating to approaching galleries, exhibition design and installation, and artists talks featuring students and regional alumni. Please spread the word!

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