Aug 25–Oct 28, 2018



Help us celebrate Kansas City’s art and culture by letting us market your pop-up exhibition, art event, concert, performance and/or film screening during our nine-week arts experience. We are already partnering with many of the city’s art museums and exhibition spaces, as well as its concert and performance venues, to develop a packed calendar of daily and weekly activities. If your newest (or soon-to-be-realized) creative venture is happening during the nine weeks of Open Spaces, please let us know about it. Please considering submitting information about your project(s) if it meets the following requirements.
1. Project must occur any time during the following period in the Kansas City Metro Area:

Aug. 25 – Oct. 28, 2018 in the Kansas City Metropolitan area.

2. Applying & Approval

An application is required for all Expanded Field participants, and is subject to approval by Open Spaces. Expanded Field listings will be curated with priority given to performances, exhibits and events that emphasize contemporary or modern content. There is no fee to register as an Open Spaces Expanded Field participant. Your application ensures that we have correct details (dates, artist name(s), performance or exhibition title, locations, logo, etc.) for inclusion in Open Spaces promotional materials, and to ensure that public safety and needs are met – see below.

3. Federal, state and city codes and permit requirements

Open Spaces wants to make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience. In order to ensure public safety and security, all facilities, spaces or events that participate in the Expanded Field must meet all federal, state and city codes and secure all necessary permits.

City Codes and ordinances guide the development of the City and ensure public safety.  The City Planning and Development Department manages and regulates the following most common building, zoning and development codes.  For building and construction code-related questions, please call the Code Question Hotline at 816-513-1511.

If you are opening up a temporary space, contact City of KCMO Small Business (KC Bizcare) at (816) 513-BIZCare (2492) or email to to learn more about requirements for more information on types of required permits at or visit the Kansas City’s Business Customer Service Center located at 1118 Oak Street; Kansas City, MO 64106.

If you are creating a temporary event, KCEventHub can assist you with contracting the appropriate city departments for necessary permits: Contract Jenny Chrositer, KC Race & Outdoor Event Manager, at For a list of FAQs, visit

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities. To ensure your space or event is compliant, contact the City of Kansas City’s ADA compliance, please contact the Director of ADA Compliance Meg Conger at 816-513-6589 or visit

4. Agree to Cross-Promote Open Spaces

You and/or your organization agrees to promote Open Spaces and agrees to promote that your project is part of Open Spaces Expanded Field by using the provided logo and/or provided text on all marketing channels.

If you submitted a project in the previous call for Creative Concepts that ended on Jan. 31, there’s no need to re-register in this section.