Each year, ArtsKC partners with the Country Club Plaza to facilitate nonprofit arts and cultural organization participation in the Plaza Art Fair. Called “Experience ArtsKC”, this area of the Fair is designed to introduce new audiences to the diverse offerings of arts and cultural organizations in the five-county metropolitan region.

Who: Arts organizations and programs

When: September 25, 26 and 27, 2020

Where: The Country Club Plaza, in between 47th and Nichols Road on Broadway

Why: To show the diversity of arts organizations and programs available year round to Kansas City area residents! (And give those organizations and programs an opportunity to reach new audiences, too!)

How: Organizations wishing to participate in the 2020 Experience ArtsKC section of the Fair must complete an application and pay a fee (payment only due if the Plaza Art Fair goes on as planned). Booth rental is $500 for not-for-profits and $1,000 for for-profits (payment not due until after successful completion of fair). Booth space is limited.  Selection is based on order of application submission and past participation. You may choose to share your booth with another organization. Only two organizations are permitted per booth space. Booths are 10 ft. by 10 ft., and include wooden lattice walls, tent, one electrical outlet, one 8 ft. table and two chairs.

To Apply: Visit – ArtsKC.org/PlazaArtFairApplication

Deadline to Apply: July 30, 2020

Applications will be accepted through Thursday, July 30, 2020.  Applicants will be notified of their status by Thursday, August 6th, 2020. If you are selected to participate, you will be required to send a representative to a mandatory participant meeting on Thursday, August 13th at 4pm either at the ArtsKC office or via an online meeting platform, TBD.

This year, due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 organizations will not be invoiced for their booths until after the successful completion of the event, the week of September 28.  If the Plaza Art Fair is cancelled, organizations will not be committed to any kind of payment.  If the fair continues as usual, payment will then be required by Friday, October 9, 2020.

Participant Information

The Coterie Theatre

Metropolitan Community College

Arrowhead Arts Collection

Starlight Theatre

KC Creates

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

Carlsen Center – Johnson County Community College

Kansas City Symphony

Kansas City Ballet

Bach Aria Soloists

The American Theatre Guild

KCUR 89.3

Heart of America Shakespeare Festival

Unicorn Theatre

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Stage Right Performing Arts