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The Studios Inc

The Studios Inc provides studio space, professional development, networking, and exhibitions for mid-career artists in Greater Kansas City.


Kansas City, Missouri: United States

Located in a 51,000 square foot building on the east side of the Crossroads Arts District, each of the resident artists work in approximately 3,000 square feet of private studio space. In addition to their studios, artists share access to a wood shop, a 4,500-square-foot exhibition space and a fenced-in lot available for outdoor installations and additional workspace.


  • Residency Length: 3 Years
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 10-20
  • Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 2
  • Total applicant pool in most current year: 49


  • Application type: Open application
  • Geography: Open to US artists
  • Additional eligibility information: 

    When selecting artists, The Studios Inc seeks the following: A strong desire to produce art as demonstrated by a solid track record. A focus on his or her unique definition of “next level” of professional achievement. 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 primary home in greater Kansas City area now, or are willing to relocate to live in the Kansas City area for the duration of the Studio residency.
    Applicants must be a mid-career artist: 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. Beyond our quantitative measure of seven years experience after undergraduate studies, it is a qualitative measure where an artist has a body of work that has a fully developed language or style.

Past Residents & Quotes

Past residents: 
Andrea Flamini Archie Scott Gobber Barry Anderson Davin Watne Diana Heise James Woodfill Julie Farstad Marcie Miller Gross Peter Warren Garry Noland Dylan Mortimer David Ford Lonnie Powell May Tveit Beniah Leuschke Colby K Smith Brant Sommerhauser Warren Rosser Jess Moffit Elijah Gowin Lynus Young Jorge Garcia Brendan Meara
The time I have had at Studios Inc has allowed my work to grow not only dimensionally, but in depth and language. I have also been exposed to many curators, both locally and nationally through the profile of the organization. It has been a rewarding experience that affords opportunities and advanced interaction with my peers.
— Archie Scott Gobber
Studios Inc actively draw members of the community together on a recurring basis to experience art in action through studio visits, exhibitions and artist’s talks. Whether it involves new understandings of creative processes, a stronger community bond or creates opportunities for artworks to remain in the community; artists and audience members gain increased knowledge, exposure and enjoyment from the Studio programs.
— Kathy Dowell

Facilities & Services

  • Meals: No meals/food provided
  • Computer/internet access: Computer and internet connection provided in common area (shared), Computer and internet connection provided in living or studio area (private), Wireless Internet, Ethernet provided in common area, Ethernet provided in living or studio area
  • Companions: Pets Allowed
  • Accessibility: no
  • Studios/special equipment: Woodworking

Stipends / other support

Additional expectations / opportunities

Contact Information

1708 Campbell
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
United States