Studios Inc provides studio space, professional development, networking, and exhibitions for mid-career artists in Greater Kansas City.
Launched in 2003 to serve mid-career artists, Studios Inc is Kansas City’s only nonprofit arts organization offering pivotal three-year residencies to mid-career artists who are poised to significantly expand their careers in accordance with the career goals articulated in their residency application. Its competitive application process, sharp focus on career advancement, and commitment to serve the underserved population of mid-career artists set Studios Inc apart from other artist-support organizations. Studios Inc offers a unique immersion experience for resident artists, who use their studio and exhibition space to produce and exhibit work, network and learn from one another, and attract and cultivate relationships with art patrons, collectors, and arts professionals. Operating within Studios Inc are five unique but inseparable programs. These are the Residency Program discussed above, the Public Exhibition Series Program which exhibits resident artist works five time annually free to the public, the Internship Program which offers students a custom designed internship experience that is immersive, fun and resume-building, the Patron Program which matches patrons to artists providing the opportunity for greater connection between patron and artist, and the Corporate Collection Program which provides the opportunity for a corporation to invest in a complete collection of resident artist works and then collaborate with Studios Inc to have the collection curated and a public relations campaign implemented.