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The Space to Create

When artists are given the space to create, they are given the freedom to explore, experiment and sort out the ideas that fill every space in their brain.

Whether it's a comfortable home studio or the energy of First Fridays in the Crossroads, artists find inspiration in the spaces that surround them.

So when we say we are building new buildings, it's about more than putting a roof over our students' heads. It's about giving students a place to realize their vision, relax, recharge and do it all again. They are surrounded by others with the same dream - in a city that supports their pursuit.

But we cannot do it alone.

The Kansas City Art Institute is asking for your help.

Because the greatest gift you can give an artist is the Space to Create.

Naming Opportunities

We cannot do it alone. To learn more about how your contribution can impact the Kansas City Art Institute contact Nicolle Ratliff, Vice President for Advancement & Communications at or 816-802-3421.

The Space to Create

The Space to LIVE A healthy campus community starts with a comfortable living space.

The Space to GROW A young artist's vision must have room to grow.

The Space to SUCCEED The Kansas City Art Institute was established 133 years ago, and since then, the college and its graduates have become woven into the fabric of Kansas City.

Campaign Committee

Honorary Committee

Margaret Silva, ('85 Sculpture), Honorary Co-Chair
Charlie Sosland, Honorary Co-Chair

Nick Cave ('82 Fiber) | Lisa Dennison, Sotheby's
Sara Friedlander, Christie's | Nancy Lee Kemper | Bill Lyons
Bill Zahner

Campaign Committee

Gary Gradinger, Co-Chair | Sue Nerman, Co-Chair

Herb Kohn | Pat McCown | Marshall Miller | Josh Rowland
George Terbovich | Frank Uryasz | Pam Woodard

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