The concept of 50/50, two parts equaling one whole, is represented in the physical structure and across our four curatorial platforms.




March 17- May 22nd, 2017

50/50 for the first time is accepting exhibition proposals. This announcement comes in conjunction with ATTACH FILES, 50/50's first exhibition of the year inviting participants to submit 8.5x11" images to print and have displayed in the gallery. The open call for exhibition proposals is not restrictive to geographic region or to age. 50/50's staff will select one proposal for our August exhibition, which will open Friday, August 18th, 2017. Emphasis will be placed on submissions that exemplify 50/50's mission:

50/50 is a platform for fostering progressive dialogues of equally exhibited local and national artists.  With an emphasis on exhibiting emerging to mid-career artists who take risks within varying disciplines, 50/50 will broaden Kansas City’s art ecology.  Constructed from two shipping containers, the venue will expand upon the concept of 50/50 while activating unused urban space in the West Bottoms.  

The selected proposal will be provided administrative support and resources. This includes stipends of $70 per exhibiting artist paid by 50/50, graphic design work for didactic materials, marketing and more. 

Submission Requirements:
Proposals should be submitted via email to no later than Midnight (CT) Monday, May 22nd and include the following information:

  1. Name(s) of organizer(s)
  2. Current Residence(s)
  3. Email(s)
  4. CV of organizer(s)
  5. Description of Proposal in .PDF format including:
    1. Exhibition and programming description (no more than 1,000 words)
    2. List of artists 
    3. Titles and images of work
    4. Proposed layout within the gallery
    5. Equipment needed (monitors, projectors, pedestals etc)
    6. Budget 

By submitting this proposal, organizers are confirming availability to facilitate and correspond throughout the installation of the proposed exhibition during August 1st - 17th, 2017. Proposals do not need to include artists representing specific geographic locations. Organizers are welcomed to utilize 50/50's floorplan to assist with their proposal. 


September 2016 - present


Evaluation and critical feedback from our community is important to 50/50's model as it will allow us to grow the ways we serve our audience. Our evaluation process includes three stages: internal, peer and public reviews.

We invite you to share your thoughts and experiences of 50/50 by completing our open evaluation form

The above infographic includes data of the past year's worth of programming, including information regarding our budget, traffic and more. This information is shared here now but will live permanently on the Digital Archive section of the website. 

Thanks in advance for choosing to participate in 50/50's annual evaluation. We value your critical feedback and look forward to hearing your thoughts on how this platform can better serve our community.