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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 Monday, March 26, 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: Monday, March 26, 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