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.
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
KC STUDIO is published seven times annually. 12,000+ copies are mailed to subscribers who have requested to receive the magazine.
2021 total pageviews: 232,000+
Weekly Newsletter subscribers: 8,000+
Bi-Weekly Reviews Newsletter: 1,500+
TOTAL SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWERS
Facebook: 8,400+ (7.4K likes)
(as of November 2023)
- 34% of KC Studio readers surveyed are ages 45-64, Over 50% are 65 or older.
- 84% own their own home.
- 70% have used KC Studio to make decisions about specific arts activities.
- Top 5 items readers surveyed have purchased in the last 12 months: travel/vacation, art and frames, healthcare, restaurant gift certificates and furniture.
- 78% attend or plan to attend guest lectures at the Kansas City Public Library or local arts venues.
*Numbers from 2023 reader survey
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!
2024 Publishing Schedule
|Issue||Ad Deadline||Publish Date|
|January/February||December 1, 2023||January 1|
|March/April||February 2, 2024||March 1|
|May/June||March 31, 2024||May 1|
|July/August||May 31, 2024||July 1|
|September/October||August 2, 2024||September 1|
|November/December||October 4, 2024||November 1|
|Holiday||October 15, 2024||November 20|
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.
2023 Advertising Focus Sections
Target your message to key sectors of our wide-ranging readership.
|January/February||Performance Arts Second Act||December 1, 2023|
|March/April||Summer Day Camps/|
|February 1, 2024|
|May/June||Staycations and Roadtrips||March 31, 2024|
|July/August||The Art of the Party||May 31, 2024|
|September/October||Fall Arts Premiere||August 2, 2024|
|November/December||Editors Choice||October 4, 2024|
|Holiday Special Issue||Holiday Theme||October 15, 2024|
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, 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*
- 75% of readers surveyed attend visual art galleries or openings at least once per year and 19% attend five or more times per year.
- 65% attend guest lectures at the Kansas City Public Library or local venues.
- 72% 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
*From 2021 reader survey
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2023 Gallery Guide Publishing Schedule
|January/February||November 15, 2023|
|March/April||January 12, 2024|
|May/June||March 15, 2024|
|July/August||May 15, 2024|
|September/October||July 12, 2024|
|November/December||September 13, 2024|
Digital Gallery Guide Map
As a Gallery Guide advertiser, you have the opportunity to enhance your digital gallery guide map to include photos, videos and links to your website and social channels
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, gallery listings, and calendar of selected arts events in the Kansas City area.
Weekly Sponsored Newsletter
Delivered on Wednesdays to 8,000+ subscribers, with more than 1,800 average opens and 21% average click-through rate.*
Advertise in one of our seasonal themed newsletters and your message will be featured for several weeks on a promotional landing page at kcstudio.org.
|Top Things To Do This Winter||January 9||Dec. 15, 2023||Jan. 9 – March 8|
|Top Things To Do in 2023||February 13||January 29||Feb. 13 – April 30|
|Top Things To Do This Spring||March 26||March 11||March 28 – May 8|
|Summer Destinations||May 7||April 23||May 7 – Aug. 26|
|Top Things To Do This Summer||June 4||May 21||June 4 – Aug. 26|
|Top Things To Do This Fall||August 27||August 13||Aug. 27 – Nov. 18|
|Fall Festivities||Sept. 17||August 30||Sep. 17 – Nov. 18|
|Holiday Happenings & Gift Guide||Nov. 19||Nov. 5||Nov. 19 – Jan. 6|
468×60 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%.*
*Numbers based on analytics from Jan-Dec 2020.
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.
Download the media kit for more details.