Charlotte Street is currently seeking submissions from local artists who want their work considered for the Crossroads Artboards 2023-2024. The Artboards are exterior, double-sided billboards at 125 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri. From April 2023 through March 2024, new, commissioned images by Kansas City area artists will be presented and rotated approximately every three months.
Selected artists, chosen through a competitive process, will receive artist fees of $1000 each for completing and delivering print-ready images for one set of two side-by-side billboards. Proposals are invited from ALL interested non-student artists 21 years of age and older living within the five county Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area (Jackson, Platte, and Clay counties in Missouri and Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas). It is expected that eight artists will be selected through this call, for Artboards to be displayed April 2023 through March 2024. Proposals are reviewed and selected by a panel comprised of artists and arts professionals that will be made public following the selection of the work. Charlotte Street administers the process from application through installation.
Public Announcement of the recipients of Artboard commissions will be published around February 20, 2022. The first installation of Artboards will be the first Friday of April, 2023.
Image: Derrick Benitz, Kiss, Summer 2022