Since opening in 1999, the Artspace has been met with enthusiastic response. In some measure, success can be determined and gauged by the company kept and by the alliances formed. The Artspace has benefited from a range of partnerships and collaborations and has received the support of many.

The Artspace works closely with members of the Kansas City Art Institute community and the external community to realize exhibitions and public programs for the benefit of Artspace audiences, KCAI students and exhibiting artists. Over the years, the Artspace has cultivated numerous beneficial mission-oriented partnerships with educational institutions, arts organizations, corporations, foundations and others to expand the scope and reach of its programs.

Artspace partners

National Endowment for the Arts Missouri Arts Council
Missouri Cultural Trust Andy Warhol Foundation for the
Visual Arts
Institute of Contemporary Art
at Maine College of Art and Design
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
The Roger Brown Study Collection at SAIC UMKC Center for Creative Studies
Bates College Museum of Art Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College
New Art Examiner Creative Time
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
NAMA Young Friends of Art Neoclassics
NAMA Docents Southmoreland Neighborhood Association
Booklyn Pierogi Gallery
University of Kansas Salina Art Center
Asia Society and Museum Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis
Independent Curators International Derek Porter Studio
Dolphin Gallery Norton Family Collection
ah Gallery of Los Angeles Nancy Gray Foundation
Grand Arts NCECA
Surface Design Association Keith Coldsnow Art Supplies
UMKC Linda Hall Library
University of North Texas H&R Block Foundation
Charlotte Street Foundation American Century Investors
Henry & Marion Bloch Foundation Barbara Hall Marshall
Hallmark Cards, Inc. Courtney Turner Charitable Trust
Edgar Snow Society Kansas City Power & Light Co.
Janet and Marshall Miller Miller & Jeanette Nichols Foundation
Francis Families Foundation Vistawall
Bunni and Paul Copaken Copaken Family Foundation
Kansas City Visual Arts Committee Avenue of the Arts
Association of College and
University Museums and Galleries
Missouri Task Force: CUMG
Review Magazine The Kansas City Star
Art Papers Studio 150
Greater Midwest International Exhibition Columbia Art League
Oklahoma Arts Festival Hidden Glen Arts Festival
Plaza Art Fair Society for Contemporary Photography
Metropolitan Arts Council of KC Kansas City’s One Percent for Art Program