Artists Sought for Creative Placemaking in Kansas City


photo by Andra Eglitis

Seeking Artists for the West Bottoms Reborn Project

The City of Kansas City, Office of Culture and Creative Services (OCCS) seeks two artists to participate as part of the core design team for the West Bottoms Reborn project. The selected artists will collaborate with the team to research, plan, design, and execute the project. The OCCS requests qualifications from artists who live and work within a seventy-five mile radius of Kansas City, Missouri. Up to five finalists will be selected and interviewed. From the group of finalists, two artists will be recommended for the project.

Each selected artist will act as a consultant to the team and will be expected to meet with the team for eight hours on a weekly basis, requiring a 400 hours total commitment, in addition to attending Advisory Committee meetings and project presentations. A stipend of $15,000.00 will be provided for each artist; the timeline for this project is February 2017 through May 2018.

Interested artists should read the full Request for Qualifications, including evaluation criteria, timeline, and project background and scope.

The deadline for submission is February 1, 2017. Candidates must email a letter of interest and resume to Candidates may attach up to five images and/or five short video clips (these should be condensed to fit the maximum allowable 25MB) or provide a website link. Please reference “West Bottoms” in the subject line.