Cody Critcheloe, BOY, 2009. Film, 60 min. Photo: EG Schempf
Grand Arts is a nonprofit art project space in downtown Kansas City. We commission and assist artists in the production and realization of ambitious contemporary art projects. In our first sixteen years, we have produced and exhibited more than seventy-five projects by artists including Isaac Julien, Sanford Biggers, Rosemarie Fiore, Laurel Nakadate, William Pope.L, Emily Roysdon, and Sissel Tolaas.
Our mission is to provide financial, technical, and logistical support to artists while encouraging conceptual risk-taking and experimentation at all stages of the creative process. We function as a laboratory rather than a residency program. The public is invited to meet artists and observe them at work during the project and at culminating events and opening receptions.
At Grand Arts, artists can rely on the support of our expert staff and fully equipped facilities. By providing the best possible conditions in which to work, we have earned a reputation for being experimental, flexible, proficient, and dynamic. Artists who are ready to explore, engage, and produce will find here a rigorous collaborative environment with resources tailored to meet the needs of each project.