Professional Resources

Make the most of your education

Career Services provides extensive assistance, guides and helpful information for students and alumni to foster your professional development and help you find employment. Resources include downloadable PDFs about resumes, online presence, financial tips, graduate school and finding art-related employment.

Professional Presence

Professional Presence Advice

Financial Tips

Budget Advice

Credit Score Guide

Graduate School Resources

Grad School Application Tips

Competitions + Exhibitions

Career Services provides students with information on a variety of competitions, grants, residencies and fellowships through postings on the department’s Facebook page.

Writing an Exhibition Proposal

Employment Searches

We also maintain an opportunities list posted here, and job postings by category are available as well. During one-on-one sessions, advisors work with students to perfect their resume, write a persuasive cover letter and develop strategies for meeting their career goals.

Job Search Resources

Résumé Advice Guide

Interview Advice Guide

Job Search Links

Calls for Entry, Opportunities, and Job Search Links


Emerging Artist Residencies

Alumni Resource Library

Residencies Affiliated with KCAI Alumni

Connect and create with KCAI alumni!

Taxes for Artists

Learn about income taxes and find tips for self-employed artists.

Find a Studio Space in Kansas City

Looking for a new studio?

Business Development

Help identify opportunities, strategize, and maximize reach and potential.

Professional Development

Find a job, perfect your cover letter and learn new skills.


Learn more about freelancing and new ways of combining resources.

Gallery + Museum Introductions

Check out this advice from experienced artists!


Expand your contacts to grow your career with these resources.

Professional Practice

Peruse these tips and podcasts tailored to studio artists.

Find a Residency

Opportunities curated by KCAI faculty and staff.

Identifying Transferrable Skills

Pinpoint the skills that carry over between jobs.

Excel Spreadsheets

Strengthen your spreadsheet knowledge with these tools.

Contract Writing

Learn more about contracts and agreements for artists.