City of Kansas City, Missouri Seeks Public Art / Deadline: October 24

The City of Kansas City, Missouri One Percent for Art program seeks to commission a professional visual artist or artist team to design art to be placed on or near a newly expanded section of Maplewoods Parkway in Clay County, Missouri.

One of the major streets, roads and bridges projects of the GO KC initiative is the expansion of Maplewoods Parkway from NE 96th Street to Shoal Creek Parkway. This project will upgrade this section of road to the current pakway standard. Improvements include wide grass medians, on-street bike lanes, sidewalks, enclosed storm systems, and roundabouts at the key intersections.

The total budget available for this project is $150,000. The RFQ deadline is 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time Zone, October 24, 2020.

Artist Eligibility
Professional visual artists or artist teams, at least 18 years of age are eligible, with a preference for artists who live or work in the Missouri counties of Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray, or the Kansas counties of Johnson and Wyandotte. Demonstrated experience working with diverse community stakeholders is desired. 

Full-time, permanent City of Kansas City, Missouri employees, project consultants and their employees and sub-consultants are ineligible to apply.

All applications must be submitted by following the instructions listed at the City of Kansas City Missouri’s Online Contract Advertising System at http://city.kcmo.org/kc/ads/default.aspx using the “Art RFQ/Ps” drop-down menu. A free profile at www.callforentry.org (“CaFE”) will be required to complete the application process. At the CaFE website you will be asked to submit an artist’s statement, a letter of interest, your resume/CV, examples of your past work and an image list that provides details about the examples of past work that you are submitting.