Paper Birch Landing

Youth Art Studio Residency

2019 Youth Residency

We offer a fun and innovative youth art residency program that focuses on portfolio building and exploring new ideas. One residency will be given out per year to a youth 10-16 years of age who is a resident of Kansas or Missouri. This art residency will focus on different art techniques, concepts and materials. The Artist will have the chance to work with painting, collage, photo transfer, printmaking, stenciling, oil, pastels and more. If the student is working in photography, they will work in our photo studio for part of the residency with our curator. The goal of this residency is to build a well rounded portfolio for a student wanting to pursue the visual arts in high school or college. The residency will build to a portfolio show at the Gallery in December 2019, where highlights of the past year of work will be displayed.


Artist will complete 5 to 10 hours of studio time per week of the residency, with breaks for holiday weeks. The studio time will be split between teacher lead and independent studio time for the artist to delve into their practice. Artist is required to work with the art director in their community outreach art program at least 5 hours a quarter.

$30.00 per application (non-refundable deposit. Not an indication that the artist will be chosen).

Entries due by December 15th, 2018

  • Youth Applicant

  • Please enter a number from 10 to 16.
  • Legal Guardian

    Transportation is the responsibility of the artist, to and from events and gallery/studio time.
  • Written Materials

  • (200 word limit)
  • If they have been in shows, received awards or honors in visual art:
  • Artwork Upload

    Upload the appropriate number of entries below.

    Entry images must be under 5mb. Accepted formats: jpg, jpeg, png, pdf
  • Drop files here or
    • Application Submission

      Included on program acceptance: Stipend of $300.00 of materials. Artist will have studio visits with accomplished artists, 2 gallery visits to meet local curators, 2 art museum visits, 1 street art tour, and a visit to a local highschool art department or college art center dependent upon age of artist selected. These visits will give the artist a sense of community and see where the next levels will lead in their art education and career.
    • Price: $30.00
    PAPER BIRCH LANDING : 405 East 19th Avenue North Kansas City, MO : Inside the Warriors Landing