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2018 Art in the Loop Call For Musicians Open

2018 Art in the Loop Project:  KC Plays

Call for Musicians

The Art in the Loop Foundation is looking for talented, local musicians to perform at 3 sites this during our 2018 Art in the Loop Project:  KC Plays!  The theme for our 2018 project is “KC PLAYS!” How can play elicit happiness, friendship, excitement, humor and problem-solving through the lens of temporary art installations and performances? Play is evident at the base of every truly creative art expression.

Artwork will be installed at KC Streetcar stops, in West Terrace (Case) Park and at the Kansas City Public Library Central Library.  We want to bring music and artwork together and are seeking local musicians who want to experience performing in a unique setting, engaging with their audience in a distinctive way.

How to apply:

  • Complete the form at the following link, including links to an online music sample or video. Applications without music samples will not be considered.
  • Within the artist statement, please indicate why you’d like to perform as part of the KC Plays! Art in the Loop Project and what instruments you would use during your performance.
  • Apply here:  https://form.jotform.com/DowntownKC/2018-music-app
  • Applications are due Friday, March 16, 2018,  by 5:00 p.m. CST.

The details:

  • $300 stipend for one 2-hour performance with breaks. As these are paid musical performances, gratuity/tips should not be solicited.
  • This is a competitive selection process. Qualified applicants will be notified of their selection status prior to April 15.
  • Musicians must be local. Musicians can be individual or groups. Group size onboard a streetcar is limited to 4.
  • If performing in the park or at streetcar stop, musicians must be able to provide their own amplification system. A portable power source is a plus.
  • Musicians must be able to perform acoustic-style while on board the streetcar.
  • Planned performance times and dates are listed below but subject to change.
  • Check out last year’s performers at http://www.artintheloop.com
Locations Performance Dates Time
West Terrace (Case) Park, 8th & Jefferson. Specific performance location TBD.

*Possible early evening performances

May 16 – June 20

(Wednesdays)

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.*
KC Streetcar Stops and/or on-board Streetcar Vehicle July 11 – Aug 29

(Wednesdays)

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
KC Public Library – Perform in Kirk Hall or on the Rooftop Terrace as part of Art Starts at the Library Friday, June 1

Friday, July 6

Friday, August 3

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The following performance opportunities will be combined with receptions and events are listed below. The stipend, time and length of performance will vary and be finalized at a later date.
Art in the Loop – Opening Reception Tuesday, May 1 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Scavenger Hunt Event June/July Early evening
Art Walking Tour/Reception September Early evening
Art in the Loop – Closing Reception Friday, Nov 6 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

Applications Due: Friday, March 16, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. CST.

Apply here:  https://form.jotform.com/DowntownKC/2018-music-app

For more information, contact ann@downtownkc.org or visit www.artintheloop.com

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Call for Artists: Streetcar, West Terrace Park and KC Public Library

 

Wait Here by JT Daniels, 2017 Art in the Loop Project.

Art in the Loop Foundation (AILF) is seeking artists to engage the Downtown Kansas City community through a series of art installations and performances in the center of Downtown Kansas City from May 1 through September 30, 2018.

The goal of the Art in the Loop Project is to infuse the center of Downtown Kansas City with innovative and engaging temporary art that will refresh, intrigue and surprise our audience of Downtown employees, residents and visitors. Equally important, the project will also create an opportunity for local emerging and established artists to extend their practice into the Downtown environment with curatorial, professional and logistical support.

Inscribed performance by Jeramy Zimmerman, 2017 Art in the Loop Project

The theme for our 2018 project is “KC PLAYS!” How can play elicit happiness, friendship, excitement, humor and problem-solving through the lens of temporary art installations and performances? Play is evident at the base of every truly creative art expression. Taking inspiration from the president of the American Association for the Child’s Right to Play and professor at Hofstra University, Dr. Rhonda Clements, says, “It is important to maintain a healthy sense of play throughout childhood and into adulthood. Our complex society requires clear thinkers, playful attitudes, humor and creativity for complex problem-solving.” We are looking for artists to infuse our city with Play!!

Cloud Canopy by Monica Dixon, 2017 Art in the Loop Project.

Sites for proposed artwork include KC Streetcar, West Terrace Park and Kansas City Public Library.  Stipends will range from $500 to $5,000.

 

 

Applications are due February 9, 11:59 p.m.

 

 

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Call for Artists: Rocket Grants Applications Open!

The applications for Rocket Grants opened January 15, 2018 for artists who live within an 80-mile radius of Kansas City. Rocket Grants receive support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and are developed and implemented through a partnership between the Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, MO and the Spencer Museum of Art, at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. In its ninth year of serving the Kansas City arts community, the program for 2018-19 will provide grants in the amount of $60,000 total. Artists can learn more on how to apply by going to rocketgrants.org/apply.

The $60,000 total includes Full Project Awards, which are cash grants that award up to $6,000 each to area artists, performers, curators, and writers – as individuals or groups – to support the creation and presentation of NEW work/projects. The program also distributes R & D Awards. These awards are cash grants of $2,000 each, to support research and development for ambitious new projects that require a longer period of planning. These projects can request a further $4,000 when their research is complete, in order to extend or implement the work.

Learn more at http://rocketgrants.org/

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Call for Artists: Open Spaces

Artists, creatives, and organizations of all artistic disciplines are invited to submit proposals for Open Spaces 2018, a nine-week, city-wide arts event. If you have an artistic concept, a new project or collaboration, Open Spaces may be the platform for you. Applications will be accepted through January 31, 2018 (5PM, CST). Click here to apply.

 

For questions, please email Open Spaces Project Manager Lea Petrie at lea@openspaceskc.com.

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2018 Call for Artists – KC Streetcar, West Terrace Park & KC Public Library

Art in the Loop Foundation (AILF) is seeking artists to engage the Downtown Kansas City community through a series of art installations and performances in the center of Downtown Kansas City from May 1 through September 30, 2018.

The goal of the Art in the Loop Project is to infuse the center of Downtown Kansas City with innovative and engaging temporary art that will refresh, intrigue and surprise our audience of Downtown employees, residents and visitors. Equally important, the project will also create an opportunity for local emerging and established artists to extend their practice into the Downtown environment with curatorial, professional and logistical support.

The theme for our 2018 project is “KC PLAYS!” How can play elicit happiness, friendship, excitement, humor and problem-solving through the lens of temporary art installations and performances? Play is evident at the base of every truly creative art expression. Taking inspiration from the president of the American Association for the Child’s Right to Play and professor at Hofstra University, Dr. Rhonda Clements, says, “It is important to maintain a healthy sense of play throughout childhood and into adulthood. Our complex society requires clear thinkers, playful attitudes, humor and creativity for complex problem-solving.” We are looking for artists to infuse our city with Play!!

Sites for proposed artwork include KC Streetcar, West Terrace Park and Kansas City Public Library.  Stipends will range from $500 to $5,000.

Applications are due February 9, 11:59 p.m.

Click here to read the full guidelines.

Click here to apply.


Interested in learning more?

Join us for an Information Session:

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
6:30 p.m.
Charlotte Street Foundation, Neighborhood Artist Residency
4001 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64110

Register here for this free information session:  https://2018artintheloop.eventbrite.com

 

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2018 Art in the Loop/Box Gallery Internship Opportunity

The Box Gallery and the Art in the Loop Foundation (AILF) are seeking a talented individual to assist both art programs. The shared position will assist The Box Gallery with exhibitions, marketing and communications.  The position will also assist Art in the Loop with the implementation of temporary public art installation and performance projects in collaboration with their partner organizations the Downtown Council (DTC), the Downtown Community Improvement District (DCID) and the City of Kansas City, Missouri. This is the perfect opportunity to gain experience in art administration and project management.

A stipend will be provided at the completion of the internship.  We will work to create a valuable experience for the intern that includes mentorship and the development of skills and knowledge that will benefit you in the future.

Arts Intern – Responsibilities

  • Communications & Social Media
    • Work with staff to create content for websites, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
    • Assist with photo-documentation of art installations and performances
  • Assist with Call for Artists and Selection Process for Art in the Loop’s annual curated outdoor exhibit of temporary art and performances in Downtown Kansas City by organizing applications, preparing for Artist Selection Panel meeting, and preparing artists contracts and related materials

The ideal candidate should possess:

  • Strong written/verbal skills;
  • Be detail-oriented and highly organized
  • Ability to take on multiple projects and see them through to completion
  • Experience with Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and event support is a must;
  • Experience with WordPress is a PLUS;
  • Experience photo-documenting art performances and installations
  • Familiarity with Adobe Products
  • Photo editing skills

The intern will need will need access to:

  • A computer
  • photo editing software

When:

The internship can be divided into 3 sessions:

Session 1: Jan – April

Session 2: May – Aug

Session 3: Sep – Dec

10+ hours per week (hours may vary.)

This intern must be able to work collaboratively and efficiently with others and is expected to support events. This intern should have strong communication skills. The intern meets weekly to discuss assignments and progress with staff.

Stipend: A stipend will be paid on completion of each intern session

Apply:  Please send a letter of interest, resume and brief writing sample to Ann Holliday, Director of Arts Initiatives, ann@downtownkc.org.  No calls please.

Learn more:
www.artintheloop.com
www.theboxgallery.org

 

 

Art in the Loop Releases 3D Digital Model of Downtown KC

The Art in the Loop Foundation, in partnership with the Kansas City Design Center and the Downtown Council, is pleased to announce the release of an interactive, three-dimensional, model of Downtown Kansas City which features 21 sites identified by the Kansas City Design Center as strategic locations for future enhancement of Art in the Loop public art sites system.

Viewers of the digital model (which is available on the Art in the Loop website as a free web application) are invited to explore the site locations by flying through, zooming in and out of, and clicking on the sites which contain downloadable reference manuals designed to aid future artists in their proposals development.

To access the digital model, visit: http://www.artintheloop.com/digital-model/

About the Art in The Loop Vision Study

In 2015, the Kansas City Design Center (KCDC) was awarded a Challenge America grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to help fund the development of the Art in the Loop Vision Plan. Working with the Art in the Loop Foundation and the Downtown Council, the KCDC developed a strategic system to identify sites for artwork with the goal of improving the connectivity and identity of Downtown Kansas City.

The project included a public input process, inventory of physical assets, survey of existing artwork, and development of criteria for a site selection process. The process also included the development of a three-dimensional digital model for Downtown Kansas City. During the process, KCDC identified 21 sites; then documented the sites and a created a reference manual for future for artists’ concept development. Three local artists, Julia ColePhil Shafer and Barry Anderson, acted as consultants to not only enrich the dialogue between disciplines but lend their unique expertise to the development of art sites.

The project vision was to enhance the identity of Kansas City’s Downtown core by improving walkability, authenticity, safety, and connectivity by expanding the network of Art in the Loop art sites. By developing a strategic framework of public sites for art, the project emphasizes the Greater Downtown Area Plan goals of walkability, authenticity, safety, and connectivity. These sites will generate opportunities for a variety of artists to create art for downtown’s diverse populations. This leads to a stronger community identity that binds together visitors and citizens alike with a sense of belonging.

About the Kansas City Design Center

Located in the heart of Downtown Kansas City, the Kansas City Design Center [KCDC] supports educational initiatives that help build public awareness of the factors that influence the character of the public realm. The KCDC also works to strengthen the educational experience of future design practitioners by engaging university faculty and students with real-world issues facing Kansas City’s built environment. For more information, visit www.kcdesigncenter.org

 

2017 Art in the Loop Catalog – Now Available

Art in the Loop ended it’s 2017 season with our Closing Reception and Pop-Up Exhibit at the Kansas City Public Library earlier this month.  Nearly 90 people joined the participating an artists in a celebration and review of the seasons’ artworks and performances.

2017 Art in the Loop Project:  Cue! included 10 art installations and 5 generative art performances. We also added a lunchtime music series that took place Wednesdays from May through September featuring 16 local musicians and bands.  The performances took place throughout Downtown in City Market Park, at KC Streetcar stops and onboard vehicles, and at the Kansas City Public Library.

Click here to download the 2017 Art in the Loop Catalog or contact Ann Holliday, ann@downtownkc.org for a hard copy.

Art in the Loop’s success lies in the creativity of our local artists and the passion of our partners.  We greatly appreciate the generous support of KC Streetcar, the City of Kansas City, Missouri, the Missouri Arts Council, Arts KC, the Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts, and our corporate sponsors including Stinson Leonard Street, Henderson Engineers, JE Dunn Construction, McCownGordon Construction, Port KC and UMB Financial Corporation. We appreciate in-kind support and guidance provided by the Downtown Council, the Downtown and River Market Community Improvement Districts, KCMO-Public Works Department, KC Streetcar, the City Market, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City Art Institute, Folk Alliance International and The Bridge 90.9.

For more information about the project, the artists and performance schedule visit www.artintheloop.com, www.facebook.com/artintheloop, or twitter.com/ArtintheLoop

Audience participating in sample from Shelby Burchett’s installation “Wait Here”. Photo courtesy of KC Public Library.

Beth Byrd-Lonski closes the program with a Silly Walk. Photo courtesy of KC Public Library.

Photo courtesy KC Public Library.

Photo courtesy of KC Public Library.

Ephemera from “Fancy This” by Maria Ogedengbe and “Silly Walkways” by Beth Byrd-Lonski.

Ephemera from Run this Town by Sarah Star.

Art in the Loop 2017 closing reception and pop-up exhibition this Wednesday

Photo by Ruben Gusman

Art in the Loop marks the conclusion of the 2017 season and Project: “Cue!” with the  2017 Art in the Loop Closing Reception & Pop-Up Exhibit.  Objects and ephemera from the 2017 projects will be displayed, turning the Helzberg Auditorium at KC Public Library into a gallery for the evening.  Participants will enjoy an intimate look at selected art objects and video installations.  The reception will screen feature videos by filmmaker Cody Hunt, as well as several performance-based works.  In addition, artists will speak about their Art in the Loop projects.    The reception and pop-up exhibition will take place this Wednesday, November 1, from 6-8 p.m. at the Kansas City Public Library Central Library, 14 West 10th Street.

Learn more or RSVP at https://artintheloop2017.eventbrite.com

 

About Art in the Loop

This event is part of the 2017 Art in the Loop Project:  Cue! The project is made possible through the generous support of KC Streetcar; the City of Kansas City, Missouri; the Missouri Arts CouncilArts KC and our corporate sponsors including Stinson Leonard StreetHenderson EngineersJE Dunn ConstructionMcCownGordon ConstructionPort KC and UMB Financial Corporation.

We appreciate in-kind support and guidance provided by the Downtown Council, the Downtown and River Market Community Improvement DistrictsKCMO-Public Works DepartmentKC Streetcar, the City MarketKansas City Public LibraryKansas City Art InstituteFolk Alliance International and The Bridge 90.9.

For more information about the project and artists, visit  artintheloop.comfacebook.com/artintheloop, or twitter.com/ArtintheLoop

Art in the Loop to close 2017 season with reception and pop-up exhibit

Celebrate the end of the 2017 Art in the Loop Project:  “Cue!” outdoor public art exhibition and performance series with the  2017 Art in the Loop Closing Reception & Pop-Up Exhibit.  Artists and performers will speak about their projects, highlighting the impact of the project on their art practices.  The reception will screen videos by filmmaker Cody Hunt, as well as a selection of videos from performance-based works.  Objects and ephemera from the 2017 projects will be displayed, turning the Helzberg Auditorium into a gallery for the evening.  The reception and pop-up exhibition will take place on Wednesday, November 1, from 6-8 p.m. at the Kansas City Public Library Central Library, 14 West 10th Street.

Learn more or RSVP at https://artintheloop2017.eventbrite.com

 

About Art in the Loop

This event is part of the 2017 Art in the Loop Project:  Cue! The project is made possible through the generous support of KC Streetcar; the City of Kansas City, Missouri; the Missouri Arts CouncilArts KC and our corporate sponsors including Stinson Leonard StreetHenderson EngineersJE Dunn ConstructionMcCownGordon ConstructionPort KC and UMB Financial Corporation.

We appreciate in-kind support and guidance provided by the Downtown Council, the Downtown and River Market Community Improvement DistrictsKCMO-Public Works DepartmentKC Streetcar, the City MarketKansas City Public LibraryKansas City Art InstituteFolk Alliance International and The Bridge 90.9.

For more information about the project and artists, visit  artintheloop.comfacebook.com/artintheloop, or twitter.com/ArtintheLoop

Filmmaker Captures Dynamic Record of 2017 Art in the Loop Project

Photos by Cody Hunt.

The Art in the Loop Foundation is pleased to wrap up the 2017 Art in the Loop Project: “Cue!” by sharing videos created by local artist and film-maker Cody Hunt over the course of the summer, highlighting several 2017 Art in the Loop artists:  Barry Anderson, Chris Dahlquist, JT DanielsMonica Dixon, Daniel Morel, Beth Nybeck, and Jeramy Zimmerman.  In addition, Hunt assisted with photo documentation for performance artist Beth Byrd-Lonski.  Hunt also photographed the first Downtown KC Art Crawl, which featured 2017 Art in the Loop installations. Check out the videos at http://www.artintheloop.com/videos/

We appreciate the participation of the artists, musicians, actors, directors, choreographers, dancers, and performance artists that participated in these video productions. These videos, as well as presentations from the artists, will be part of the 2017 Art in the Loop Closing Reception & Pop-Up Exhibit on Wednesday, November 1, 6-8 p.m. at the Kansas City Public Library Central Library, 14 West 10th Street.  Learn more or RSVP at https://artintheloop2017.eventbrite.com


The 2017 Art in the Loop Project:  Cue! is made possible through the generous support of KC Streetcar; the City of Kansas City, Missouri; the Missouri Arts Council; Arts KC and our corporate sponsors including Stinson Leonard Street, Henderson Engineers, JE Dunn Construction, McCownGordon Construction, Port KC and UMB Financial Corporation. We appreciate in-kind support and guidance provided by the Downtown Council, the Downtown and River Market Community Improvement Districts, KCMO-Public Works Department, KC Streetcar, the City Market, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City Art Institute, Folk Alliance International and The Bridge 90.9.

For more information about the project, the artists and performance schedule visit www.artintheloop.com, www.facebook.com/artintheloop, or twitter.com/ArtintheLoop

Downtown KC Art Crawl Highlights Art in the Loop

The Art in the Loop Foundation held its first Downtown KC Art Crawl on Wednesday, September 13th. The tour was conceived as an opportunity to more deeply learn about the Art in the Park and Art on the Line artwork that is included the 2017 Art in the Loop Project: “Cue!” 
The crawl began at the Kansas City Artists Coalition, which co-sponsored the event.  At that time, the KCAC was showing the River Market Regional Exhibition: Trust, Truth, Transcend (July 14 – September 22)The crowd next headed to the River Market West streetcar stop, to hop on-board KC Streetcar. Participants enjoyed stops at most of the 2017 Art in the Loop installations, where some of the artists shared insights and project experiences personally.
The tour ended with a tour of the four 2017 Art in the Park installations and was followed by a reception in City Market Park.  The event was a resounding success!

About Art in the Loop

This event is part of the 2017 Art in the Loop Project:  Cue! The project is made possible through the generous support of KC Streetcar; the City of Kansas City, Missouri; the Missouri Arts CouncilArts KC and our corporate sponsors including Stinson Leonard StreetHenderson EngineersJE Dunn ConstructionMcCownGordon ConstructionPort KC and UMB Financial Corporation.

We appreciate in-kind support and guidance provided by the Downtown Council, the Downtown and River Market Community Improvement DistrictsKCMO-Public Works DepartmentKC Streetcar, the City MarketKansas City Public LibraryKansas City Art InstituteFolk Alliance International and The Bridge 90.9.

For more information about the project and artists, visit  artintheloop.comfacebook.com/artintheloop, or twitter.com/ArtintheLoop