The Kansas City Art Institute participates in the New York Studio Residency program offered through the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design.
Photo of Pearl Street Pocket Park courtesy of The Squirrels, 2008.
The New York Studio Residency program (NYSRP) is a project of AICAD, the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. It is an example of a sixteen-credit program for undergraduate art and design students in New York City, a model of art education that combines learning with location as an important ingredient, and is built on diversity, self-motivation, and discourse, to experience a semester of living/studying in New York. It is a hybrid of structure and flexibility, which results in a meaningful experience and bonding within a diverse community of young artists. The contact with peers and other artists who are active professionally creates a community that is location-based as well as informational.
The New York Studio Residency program is a transitional space for a community of peers that provides both support and the taste of independent living as artists in the world beyond academia. The work in the exhibition has a freshness and authenticity that reflects this formula of challenge and support. Although the medium, style, and content of the work is individual, the show as a whole is an important indicator of how young artists are experiencing the world as expressed in their artwork. Numerous art events taking place in the city are posted so that students new to New York can take advantage of them. The '24/7' environment of New York City becomes an extension of the studio.
Students are partners in this experience; they decide on the work they make, share daily use and care of the work space, learn about each other and learn how to live as an artist in New York City. The semester ends with a one-night exhibition of student work and closing celebration with music and refreshments, open to the public consisting of family, friends made during the semester, artists, critics, collectors and alumni of the program. The students decide on a show title, design the exhibition and announcement card, as well as install the work in the show, facilitated by the director and the studio manager.
Information regarding internship opportunities is available upon request and all participants are eligible for consideration. For more information, please visit the programs official website.
To be eligible for NYSRP students must:
Applications to participate in NYSRP for the spring 2013 semester are due no later than 4 p.m. Oct. 17, 2012.
For more information, contact Emily Brattin, international studies coordinator in the Academic Resource Center.
Download the student handbook for information about student services, degree requirements, the grading system, course reservations, academic appeals and academic standings.