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KC Studio Magazine, November/December 2022
KC Studio Magazine, November/December 2022

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+

Facebook: 8,400+ (7.4K likes)
Twitter: 8,763
Instagram: 3,823
LinkedIn: 905
(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!

IssueAd DeadlinePublish Date
January/FebruaryDecember 1, 2023January 1
March/AprilFebruary 2, 2024March 1
May/JuneMarch 31, 2024May 1
July/AugustMay 31, 2024July 1
September/OctoberAugust 2, 2024September 1
November/DecemberOctober 4, 2024November 1
HolidayOctober 15, 2024November 20

KC Studio Magazine Holiday 2023

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.

PublicationAdvertising FocusDeadline
January/FebruaryPerformance Arts Second ActDecember 1, 2023
March/AprilSummer Day Camps/
Summer Fun
February 1, 2024
May/JuneStaycations and RoadtripsMarch 31, 2024
July/AugustThe Art of the PartyMay 31, 2024
September/OctoberFall Arts PremiereAugust 2, 2024
November/DecemberEditors ChoiceOctober 4, 2024
Holiday Special IssueHoliday ThemeOctober 15, 2024

Gallery Guide July/August 2022 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, 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

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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IssueAd Deadline
January/FebruaryNovember 15, 2023
March/AprilJanuary 12, 2024
May/JuneMarch 15, 2024
July/AugustMay 15, 2024
September/OctoberJuly 12, 2024
November/DecemberSeptember 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 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.

Web Banners

Leaderboard – Run of Site (ROS): 728px X 90px
Sidebar: 300px X 250px

Weekly Sponsored Newsletter

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

Promotional Newsletter

Advertise in one of our seasonal themed newsletters and your message will be featured for several weeks on a promotional landing page at

ThemeDistributionDeadlineLanding Page
Top Things To Do This WinterJanuary 9Dec. 15, 2023Jan. 9 – March 8
Top Things To Do in 2023February 13January 29Feb. 13 – April 30
Top Things To Do This SpringMarch 26March 11March 28 – May 8
Summer DestinationsMay 7April 23May 7 – Aug. 26
Top Things To Do This SummerJune 4May 21June 4 – Aug. 26
Top Things To Do This FallAugust 27August 13Aug. 27 – Nov. 18
Fall FestivitiesSept. 17August 30Sep. 17 – Nov. 18
Holiday Happenings & Gift GuideNov. 19Nov. 5Nov. 19 – Jan. 6

E-Newsletter Banner

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.

Sample of E-Newsletter Ad placements

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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.

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