CHOOSE TO GET INVOLVED
Students at KCAI often seem happiest when working late into the night in their studios, but opportunities abound for other types of experiences throughout the academic year. Involvement in student clubs and activities can have a positive impact on the overall experience of students by providing opportunities to meet new friends, connect with the campus and KC art community, as well as the development of valuable leadership skills. KCAI student organizations include professional, cultural, recreational, and social clubs.
“As a member of KCAI's queers and allies club, I have a community to talk with and those conversations feed my studio practice... ”Donut Goshorn
Important Events + ACTIVITIES
End-of-Semester Exhibition & Sale
Each fall and spring semester culminates with an exhibition and sale of student work in all departments. Proceeds from sales benefit both the departments and the individual students whose work is sold.
Inclusiveness Task Force
A cooperative initiative between students, faculty, and staff, the Inclusiveness Task Force provides educational opportunities, support, and advocacy that will raise awareness and facilitate an inclusive community for all persons at the Kansas City Art Institute. Events and activities include cultural awareness month events, support groups and dialogue circles; training for students, faculty and staff as well as many other activities that promote inclusiveness.
Community Connection Day
A highlight of the new student orientation experience at KCAI is Community Connection Day at the start of the fall semester. Entering freshman and transfer students spend a day partnering with the local community service organization, Harvesters Food Bank.
New Student Orientation
New student orientation is a multi-day program designed to help new students meet friends, learn more about the KCAI campus culture and resources, and become acquainted with the Kansas City community.
Celebrating spring is a late-April tradition at KCAI. Highlights include events on the campus lawn, food and music.
For more information on any of the events and activities listed here, contact the Residence Life and Student Activities Coordinator.