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Creative Partnerships

Help us celebrate Kansas City’s rich arts 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, and if your newest (or soon-to-be-realized) creative venture is happening during our nine weeks, we want to know about it. Please considering registering if your project meets the below requirements.

1. Project must run on or in between the following dates:

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

2. Registration & Approval

Registration is required for all Creative Partnerships, and are subject to approval by Open Spaces. There is no fee to register as an Open Spaces Creative Partner. Registration ensures that we have correct details (dates, artists, performance or exhibition title – if any, address, logo, etc.) for inclusion in Open Spaces promotional materials, and to ensure public safety and needs are met – see below.

3. Meet 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 as Creative Partners 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 kcbizcare@kcmo.org to learn more about requirements for more information on types of required permits at http://kcmo.gov/kcbizcare/business-resource-guide/licenses/ 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: https://kceventhub.org/. Contract Jenny Chrositer, KC Race & Outdoor Event Manager, at jchronister@evenergy.com. For a list of FAQs, visit https://kceventhub.org/faqs/.

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 http://kcmo.gov/ada/.

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 by using the provided logo and/or provided text on all marketing channels.

If you registered your event in the original Artist call that ended on Jan. 31, then there is no need to re-register in this section.