Kacico dancers perform as part of the 2015 Art in the Loop Project. Photo by Madison Kludy.

Are you an artist interested in the future of the public realm of Downtown Kansas City? Are you an artist interested in working with the college-level architecture students and the community to develop a plan for temporary and permanent public art that would improve pedestrian connections in Downtown Kansas City?

If so, please take a look at this Call for Artist and consider participating!

About the Project

The Kansas City Design Center in partnership with Art in the Loop will be undertaking the development of a comprehensive vision plan for the development of art installation sites for Art in the Loop.

Currently, Art in the Loop installation sites (located primarily in the Central Business District of Kansas City) are chosen on a spontaneous basis. The purpose of the study would be to assess the viability of all potential sites, develop criteria for their selection, make account of all relevant contextual factors that need to be taken into consideration when making the site available to artists, and provide a reference for artists’ concept development.

Artist’s Role

Each artist will act as a consultant to the KCDC urban design studio which will operate as a team on the project design execution. Artists will be meeting with the design team for an hour a week, requiring a 15 – 20 total hour commitment, in addition to attending Advisory Committee meetings and project presentations. Ideal candidates will have public art experience and a passion for art in the public realm. A stipend of $1,000 will be provided for each artist; the timeline for this project is January 2016 – May 2016. This project will be led by a volunteer Advisory Committee representing community organizations, the City of Kansas City, and local arts organizations.

Interested candidates should email their resume/cv, 5 images/video of relevant work or a website link, and a letter of interest to Art in the Loop Director, Ann Holliday by December 15th: ann@downtownkc.org.

Click here for more information about the project and call for artists.

Kansas City Design Center,  kcdesigncenter.org
Art in the Loop Foundation, artintheloop.com