The Art in the Loop Foundation is looking for talented, local musicians to perform on the KC Streetcar or at Streetcar stops during our 2019 Art in the Loop Streetcar Summer Sounds Music Series. The theme for our 2019 project is “Make/Believe”.

Artwork will be installed at KC Streetcar stops and in Washington Square Park. 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 Streetcar Sounds Music Series and what instruments you would use during your performance.
  • Apply here: https://form.jotform.com/DowntownKC/2019-Streetcar-Music
  • Applications are due Friday, April 26, 2019.

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 June 1, 2019.
  • Musicians must be local. Musicians can be individual or groups. Group size onboard a streetcar is limited to 4.
  • If performing 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
KC Streetcar Stops and/or on-board Streetcar Vehicle Thursdays: June 6 – August 1*
No performance the week of July 1
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Art in the Loop – Kick-off Event Wednesday, June 5 6:00 p.m.
816 Day Celebration August 16 TBD
Art in the Loop – Closing Reception Wednesday, November 6 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Applications Due:

Apply here, https://form.jotform.com/DowntownKC/2019-Streetcar-Music

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

Kansas City area artists – apply now to create temporary art for KC Streetcar, Washington Square Park and KC Public Library Central Library.  APPLICATIONS ARE DUE, SUNDAY MARCH 3! Stipends will range from $500 to $5,000.  Click the link below to apply!

Art in the Loop Foundation (AILF) is seeking artists to engage the Downtown Kansas City community through a series of site-specific art installations and performances in the center of Downtown Kansas City from May 1 through September 30, 2019.

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 2019 project is “Make/Believe.”  How can creative making transform reality for both artist and audience?  We ask makers to explore the ability for art to be transportive and for fantasy to be collective. 

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

Applications are due March 3, 11:59 p.m.

Art in the Loop Foundation (AILF) is seeking artists to engage the Downtown Kansas City community through a series of site-specific art installations and performances in the center of Downtown Kansas City from May 1 through September 30, 2019.

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 2019 project is “Make/Believe.”  How can creative making transform reality for both artist and audience?  We ask makers to explore the ability for art to be transportive and for fantasy to be collective. 

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

Applications are due March 3, 11:59 p.m.

Party Car by Amy Kligman, 2018 Art in the Loop Project

SlinkyBall by Denise DiPiazzo, 2019 Art in the Loop Project

Running Idle by Daniel Chase, 2019 Art in the Loop Project

Night People by Stephen Proski, 2019 Art in the Loop Project