PLUG PROJECTS is a curatorial collaboration by five Kansas City artists
who share the mission of bringing fresh perspectives and conversation to
the local art community. Our goal is to energize artists and the public at
large by exhibiting challenging new work, initiating critical dialogue, and
expanding connections of artists in Kansas City as part of a wider, national
network of artists.
Click here to read PLUG's programming criteria and our submission policy.
Plug hosts Exhibitions every other third Friday (6 exhibitions a year). We feature work that we feel is challenging, provokes conversation, and does not have a significant presence currently in Kansas City through other venues. We host local, regional, and nationally artists in a variety of mediums in exhibitions inside of our Main and Solo exhibition spaces.
unPLUGGED is a series of exhibitions that occur outside of the Plug Projects gallery space in which Plug works with galleries and organizations outside of the Kansas City area to promote the work of Kansas City Artists in the national arena. The purpose of the unPLUGGED series is to diversify the exposure and networks of Kansas City artists by connecting them with other cities, gallerists, and resources.
Our Critique Night Series happens in-between exhibitions. Crit nights feature a small rotating panel of artists and art professionals in the community who participate in live dialogue (open to contribution from the public) with local artists about their work. Submissions for Critique Night are accepted on a rolling basis and three artists are chosen for discussion per event.
Conduit programming manifests itself differently on a per-show basis, but the goal in each case is to bring community members with interests related to the exhibition in conversation with the artists exhibiting and/or expanding discussion of the exhibition themes beyond the work on display. Examples might include studio visits, alternative approaches to lectures, site-specific talks, and other casual gatherings of smaller, more intimate groups.
The goal of our Frames Per Second Series is to extend and expand upon themes prevalent in the exhibitions through film and motion media. FPS occurs a month after each show's opening.
Art Writing = Critical is an initiative within Plug Projects to provide venues and support for art writing in the Kansas City Area. This initiative includes projects such as 8 1/2 x 11 (a print publication), serving as Kansas City editors for Temporary Art Review, and providing workshops and resources for developing art writers in the community.