Public Art – Starlight Theatre (KC) / Deadline: August 15

The City of Kansas City, Missouri One Percent for Art program seeks to commission a professional visual artist, or artist team, to design original, site-responsive public art for Starlight Theatre, utilizing a green space near the east entrance of the venerable Starlight Theatre.

The total budget available for this project is $60,000.


Professional visual artists or artist teams based in the United States 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 County, 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.


The public art budget for this Starlight Theatre public art project is up to $60,000. The selected artist(s) will provide original, site-responsive public art for a green space on the east side of the Starlight Theatre grounds (see Site Details for photographs).

Artist Information Session

An information session with the KCMO Public Art Administrator and Starlight Theatre personnel will be held via Microsoft Teams videoconference 11:00 a.m. CDT Friday, July 23, 2021. Please use the following link to join:

Click here to join the meeting

Click here to apply.  

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