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Arts and Entrepreneurship
Dr. Henry Bloch at the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
FAQs and Deadlines

Should the answers in these guidelines merely raise more questions, we are ready and willing to get you up to speed. One of our goals for this project is not only to give you the chance to represent the city as professional artists and get some award for your effort, but to collaborate with you.

Not sure where to begin when figuring out the projected cost of your submissions? No problem. There is a continually expanding team at work on this project, and they are prepared to help you approach this aspect of the submission.

Not sure where to begin when figuring out the projected cost of your submissions? No problem. There is a continually expanding team at work on this project, and they are prepared to help you approach this aspect of the submission.

Still unclear on what we mean when we request you to produce gifts "unique to Kansas City?” No problem. The team we’ve built will be here will not only to assist you in understanding what is being asked of you, but working with you to produce the strongest submission possible.

If getting in direct contact with us is not initially convenient for you, submit any questions or concerns you may have to the email below. A FAQ page will be built to answer your questions with further information regarding international gift exchanges, manufacturing cost, and aspects of Kansas City.

Should you register in the coming weeks, we'd like to give you a chance to hear some feedback from our team before submissions are judged.

Registrants will receive invitations to a group workshop allowing artists to engage directly with other entrepreneurs. This workshop is tentatively scheduled for Monday, November 2nd, to allow artists ample time to revise their proposals before the submission deadline.


To get in touch, shoot an email to pjmzp4@mail.umkc.edu


Send finished proposals to kcgiftexchange@hotmail.com

Our Entrepreneurship and Design Workshop will give you the entrepreneurial skills, knowledge of international gift giving culture, and the secrets to manufacturing your designs.

This workshop will give participants the best opportunity to produce a formidable proposal to win the recognition of a city and the cash to fund future endeavors. Artists participating in our Arts and Entrepreneurship contest are required to attend this workshop and sign the required forms to receive an award.

This workshop will be hosted in room 205C of the Fine Arts Building, Friday, Nov. 6 from 1-3pm.


Submission Deadline is November 17th, 2015
The award for the first place winner will receive a check for $1200
$750 for Second place
$500 for third place

Should you submit, please attend the awards announcement on November 20th at 5pm.

For the Gallery:
To show your work in the gallery, registration must be complete by November 12th. Click here to Register.

A separate room will be designated for the storage of your artwork beforehand.

Any work that you would like hung or on display must be stored with us by then as well.