Drugstore Studios Call for Entry + Gift of Faith Awards
Studios call for entry

The Drugstore is a non-profit organization run by artists and supported by local faith communities. We are seeking applications from visual artists, performing artists and writers interested in being considered for low cost studio space. Applications are due Monday, January 16, 2017 for a one year-long studio residency from March 2017-18, with extended stay possible. The Drugstore provides studio spaces at low cost (currently $75/month) to young, emerging and/or already accomplished artists in need of space to develop their work and increase their creative and cultural involvement within the city.

GIFT OF FAITH AWARDS: In addition to studio space, The Drugstore is offering four awards to local artists and creative workers. Preference will be given to artists who are traditionally under served and underrepresented. This award offers free residency space, along with a $2,000 stipend for the year. Applicants for this award will apply in the same process, for the same spaces, please note on your application if you wish to be considered for this award as well. Current residents will also be considered for this award.

Recipients of both studio space and the Gift of Faith awards will be decided by a panel of artists/curators outside of the Drugstore community.

Studio Space:
Roughly a 16x16’ space at 3948 Main St.,Kansas City, MO 64111 Residents are granted 24-hour access.

Other components:
Residents are expected to demonstrate a good work ethic, building a sense of community in the studios with their fellow artists, and leveraging their residencies toward future opportunities. In addition to providing low-cost studio space for artists in which to create new work and connect with a community of peer artists of all disciplines, the studio residency program provides important exposure for the participating artists and a range of supports geared toward helping them build their artistic careers. These include:
Open Studios– Twice yearly, Open Studios provides opportunities for residents to meet and share their work with the broader community. The public is invited to meet artists and see new and in-process artworks, experience live performances, hear artist talks, participate in workshops, and more.
Quarterly meetings – All residents are required to attend all-resident group meetings quarterly. These meetings connect residents with one another and provide a forum for sharing work and information, and planning activities.
Critiques–Several critique nights are arranged throughout the year to familiarize residents with each other and their work, and provide feedback to help each artist in their development.
Resident exhibition/performances/public programs- In addition to the Open Studios weekend, residents selected for 2015-2016 terms will have several additional opportunities to share their work with the public, and opportunities for exhibitions/performances in the Drugstore Gallery.

Full-time students will NOT be considered. Artists are selected for a one-year term. At the end of the one year term, residents can be considered for continued stay, based on their use of the space, involvement in the community, and need for space.

The Drugstore is a collaborative and grassroots effort between 20 artists of varying disciplines in the old Katz Drugstore, supported by local faith communities.
For more about the drugstore visit:
Please email info@thedrugstorekc.com with any questions.

Application Requirements: Please fill out this form by midnight Monday, January 16, 2017.

Email address
Phone number
Social Media
Website Link
Contact Preference
Resume/CV Highlights OR email a CV to info@thedrugstorekc.com with your NAME and "Drugstore Studio Application 2017" in the subject line
Links to Work Samples OR email no more than 10 jpeg images to info@thedrugstorekc.com with your NAME and "Drugstore Studio Application 2017" in the subject line
Describe your creative practice (300 words or less)
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