Art in the Loop (KC) / Deadline: May 22

The Art in the Loop Foundation (AILF) is in search of performing artists to bring their creativity to Downtown Kansas City for the 2023 Art in the Loop Performance Series.

Through a competitive, open-call process, AILF selects local artists to perform along and near the KC Streetcar route as well as at other sites in Downtown Kansas City. This performance series will feature multi-sensory performances such as spoken word, dance, music, improv, etc., while also highlighting the visual artworks installed along the KC Streetcar route. 

Artists will receive a stipend for their work and selected artists will perform at one of five Art in the Loop events: 

  • June 21st: Kick-off Ceremony at the Central Library
  • July 12th: Summer evening concert on July 12th
  • August 16th: 816 Day at City Market
  • September 13th: Outdoor Performances at Streetcar Stops
  • November 8th: Closing Reception at the Central Library

2023 Theme/Prompt: Celebrate

How do you celebrate? This year artists are asked to show how/what they celebrate in their lives. This could be the celebration of art, identity, culture, community and more. How do you reflect celebration in your artwork and art practice, your community, and your city? Proposed performances should reflect these questions and ideas in ways that engage and stimulate Kansas City audiences through public performances. 


Professional artists, musicians, spoken-word artists, dance artists, and other performers, at least 18 years of age residing within 50 miles of Kansas City are eligible.

For more information or to apply, visit: or contact Jade Osborne, Performance Art Director,

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