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This year's fellowship will be centered around Kansas City's recently passed climate protection and resiliency plan. Selected artists will create original works inspired by climate justice in Kansas City. During this 12-week program, artist will be provided with career enriching masterclasses from policy experts and professional artists, collaborate with other local performers, and create relationships with the Kansas City community. 

Applications will be open to performing artists in Kansas City who are 18 or older. We encourage a variety of performance artists to apply. Our 2022 Fellowship included a comedian, rapper, poet, musician, and storyteller, but we'd love to also work with dancers, mimes, magicians, actors, anyone who loves an audience! 

Applications for the 2023 HE[ART]LAND Fellowship are open now through January 28, 2023. 

frequently asked questions

How long is the fellowship?

The fellowship is 12 weeks long beginning February 7, 2023 and ending April 29, 2023. 

What will we be doing?

Fellows will be learning from industry professionals in art and advocacy, diving into Kansas City’s recently passed climate protection and resiliency plan, and creating original work that reflects their learning over the 12 week period.

What is the timeline for acceptance into the fellowship?

Fellows will be selected and notified at the end of January.

What is the time commitment?

Fellows will meet on Tuesdays evenings for the first 11 weeks plus one full week of rehearsals and four Saturday performances. 

What do I have to do in order to apply?

Complete our online application by January 28, 2023.

What is the goal of the fellowship?

To bridge the relationship between artists and the communities they serve and to define Kansas City as a city for change-makers.

What is expected of me as an artist in the program?

Artists must attend 90% of the days to receive compensation. While in the program, artists are expected to collaborate with fellow artists, engage with the Kansas City community on issues of climate justice, and create and perform original pieces

Do I have to be based in Kansas City to apply?


What if I have more questions?

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