Advertise with KC Studio Magazine.

KC Studio is committed to culture.

No other magazine covers the arts with the scope and intelligence of KC Studio.

Our expert contributors provide informed, authoritative coverage of the best art, dance, music, theater, film and literary arts in Kansas City.

Artists, actors, dancers, playwrights, musicians and writers are the lifeblood of a city’s cultural scene. They rely on patrons, arts organizations and institutions to support and present their work.

KC Studio looks at all of these participants in Kansas City’s creative life, highlighting their passions and personalities as well as their ideas and innovations.

Great cities possess a strong arts and cultural scene, and support of the arts is essential to a city’s success and community growth. The best way to stimulate audience development is to make people aware of our city’s many wonderful art and cultural opportunities. That is an essential part of KC Studio ’s mission, and we strive to fulfill it in a lively, engaging way that gets people excited and involved as participants in and patrons of the arts.

Why advertise in KC Studio?

It makes good business sense: Reach our educated, affluent readership of 45,000.

It’s good for the community: KC Studio is the only publication that regularly covers the talented artists and vital cultural organizations that make our city a vibrant place to live.


KC Studio – By the Numbers

READERSHIP
Average Readership Per Issue: 45,000
Average Circulation Per Issue: 15,000

DIGITAL REACH
kcstudio.org 2020:
Total pageviews: 174,000+
Average monthly pageviews: 13,000
Weekly E Newsletter Subscribers: 8,000+

TOTAL SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWERS
Facebook: 6,077
Twitter: 8,464
Instagram: 2,132
(as of Feb. 2021)

Reach affluent and sophisticated readers.

  • 48% of KC Studio readers are 45 64, 41% are 65 or older.
  • 83% own their own home, 72% currently have stocks/bonds.
  • 61% have their own financial advisor.
  • 67% have used KC Studio to make decisions about specific arts activities.
  • 94% shop at locally owned businesses at least 1 2 times per month.
  • Top items readers are most likely to purchase in the next 12 months: travel/vacation, skin care, art and frames, hair salons and landscaping.
  • 70% attend guest lectures at the Kansas City Public Library or local arts venues.
  • 53% dine out 1 3 times per week.

Data from Google online survey of anonymous KC Studio subscribers conducted April 2019.

KC Studio Subscriber Heat Map

KC Studio subscribers make up the top tier donors and patrons of the region’s arts organizations. The highest concentration of quantified subscribers resides among the top earning zip codes 64113 and 66208 in the Kansas City Metropolitan area (see darker areas on the map) and extend throughout the region. KC Studio is the region’s largest subscription based magazine. Individuals who request KC Studio are readers and donors and ideal customers!

Print Advertising Specifications

Type Sizes (width x height)
Double-Page Spread Bleed: 17″ x 11″
Trim: 16.75″ x 10.75″
Live Area: 16.25″ x 10.25″
Full Page Bleed: 8.625″ x 11″
Trim: 8.375″ x 10.75″
Live Area: 7.875″ x 10.25″
2/3 Page 5″ x 10″
1/2 Page Horizontal: 7.5″ x 4.875″
Vertical: 3.67″ x 10″
1/3 Page Square: 4.875″ x 4.875″
Vertical: 2.4″ x 10″
1/4 Page 3.65″ x 4.875″
1/4 Page Marquee 3.65″ x 4″

File Format and Delivery

Acceptable file formats: PDF, TIFF or JPEG
File image resolution: 300dpi reproduced at 100%
File delivery: Please email materials to your account executive.


KC Studio’s Holiday Supplement

Position your holiday message in KC Studio’s annual Holiday Supplement, published mid-November.

Curated by our editorial and design staff, this special supplement features a comprehensive calendar of holiday events, an Artful Gift Guide of unique, artist made gifts and updates on KC holiday favorites such as the Kansas City Symphony’s Tuba Christmas, KC Rep’s A Christmas Carol and the Kansas City Ballet’s Nutcracker.


Special Sections at a Glance

Target your message to key sectors of our wide-ranging readership of 45,000.

Special Section Audience Publish Dates
Gallery Guide
Listings of the regions top galleries and arts institutions including details on current and future exhibitions & programming.
Art lovers, collectors, patrons, enthusiasts and tourists Every issue (bi-monthly)
Kids Young Artist Camps & Summer Fun Guide
Highlights kid and family-friendly spring and summer activities, events and fine arts camps offered by Kansas City’s arts organizations.
Arts-involved families March 1
May 1
Art of Life @ 50+
Provides Kansas City-inspired content on the arts, culture, health and travel aimed at those aged 50 and older through the metro area.
Affluent readers, ages 50+ March 1
July 1
Cultural Giving
KC Studio invites arts organizations to share a on-page article to promote their efforts and to encourage year-end giving.
High-level arts patrons who have demonstrated charitable giving to the Kansas City’s arts and cultural organizations November 1

Gallery Guide

Gallery Guide from Jan/Feb 2021 issue

Reach art collectors and enthusiasts in a cost effective way by taking part in KC Studio’s Gallery Guide. Published in each bi-monthly issue (circulation: 15,000), KC Studio ’s Gallery Guide is a reader friendly listing of top art galleries and institutions, organized by neighborhood in each city.

Packages are available to include details on your current and upcoming openings, exhibitions, artist talks and special programming.

The Gallery Guide also appears in each digital edition with active links at kcstudio.org/digital-edition.

Gallery Guide by the Numbers

  • 78% of respondents attend visual art openings or galleries at least once per year and 19% attend five or more times per year.
  • 70% attend guest lectures at the Kansas City Public Library or local arts venues.
  • 67% use KC Studio to make decisions about specific arts activities.
  • Art and frames are among the top three items respondents are most likely to purchase in the next year
Options Info/Specs
Option A Gallery Name
Address
Phone
Website
Option B Gallery Name
Address
Phone
Website
25-word description
High resolution image (300 dpi at 2.5″ wide)
Option C Gallery Name
Address
Phone
Website
75-word description
High resolution image (300 dpi at 2.5″ wide)

KCStudio.org: Kansas City’s Arts Website

Our fully optimized website offers an image rich online experience that keeps readers informed and inspired with original content, in depth features, weekly reviews and news from the Kansas City arts scene. Total pageviews in 2019: 200,000+.

Web Banners

More than 41,500 impressions and 162 clicks per year (0.77% average ctr).*

Leaderboard – Run of Site (ROS): 728px X 90px

Sidebar: 300px X 250px

Specs:

  • JPG, PNG or GIF
  • 72-96dpi, 200kb or under
  • Link provided by customer

Weekly Sponsored E-Newsletter

Delivered on Wednesdays to nearly 8,000 subscribers, with more than 1,800 average opens and 21% average click-through rate.*

Specs:

  • Headline: maximum 10 word limit
  • Promotional copy: between 50-75 words
  • Include link to promotion, event, website, etc.
  • With link, please provide brief call-to-action (CTR), such as “Learn More,” Purchase Tickets,” etc.
  • Promo image: 580px X 375px

E-Newsletter Banner

Email banners are seen by an average of 1,884 users and receive an average of 6 total clicks with an average click-through rate of 0.3%.*

Specs:

  • 468px X 60px
  • JPG, PNG or GIF
  • 72-96dpi, 200KB or under
  • Link provided by customer

*Numbers based on analytics from Jan-Dec 2020.


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Digital Packages

All components of this self-contained program are managed through KC Studio to be completely integrated for maximum impact. This is a turn-key operation allowing you full control of content while setting yourself free of the production and coordination aspects.

Online Content Package for Raphael Hotel and Chaz on the Plaza

Meet Our Sales Team

 Jennifer De Luca
Senior Account Executive
816-384-1230
jenniferd@kcstudio.org
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Holly Swyden
Senior Account Executive
816-384-1779
hollys@kcstudio.org


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