The Art in the Loop Foundation (AILF) seeks artists for the 2022 Summer Public Art program in Downtown Kansas City, Missouri.
Through a competitive, open-call process, AILF selects local artists to create temporary, site-specific work along and near the KC Streetcar route in Downtown Kansas City. Artwork will be viewed by thousands of KC Streetcar riders and Downtowners daily. Selected artists will receive funds and project support to bring their big ideas alive for a 5-month outdoor program.
2022 Theme/Prompt: Sustainable
This year Art in the Loop asks artists to consider the word Sustainable, and the many ways in which it can guide us through this present moment and into our shared futures.
How do you define sustainability? What are the intersections between public art and sustainability? What does a sustainable Downtown Kansas City look like? How does sustainability impact your art work and art practice, your community, and your city? How can you incorporate sustainable materials, processes, etc., into your practice and design? How can public art intersect with social practice? How can public art encourage sustainability?
For the 2022 Art in the Loop Project, AILF asks for artists to respond to these questions and to explore their vision of sustainability. Proposed projects should reflect these questions and ideas in ways that engage and stimulate Kansas City audiences through public art installations.
Eligibility, Requirements & Schedule:
Professional visual artists, or artist teams, art students, at least 18 years of age residing within 50 miles of Kansas City are eligible.