ArtsKC Seeking to Commission Artist to Create 6 Artworks

The commissioned artworks are to be presented to businesses and individuals by the arts commission of Kansas City. If you live outside this area, perhaps you could present the idea to your local arts commission, for their consideration, to adopt a similar program to commission artists in your area.
CALL FOR ARTISTS – 2016 ArtsKC Awards Commission Accepting Applications

ArtsKC is seeking to commission a Kansas City artist to create 6 works of art to present to metro-area businesses and individuals in recognition of their leadership in the arts.

Eligibility and SelectionLinda-Lighton_Mark-Southerland

This opportunity is open to visual artists residing in and around the five-county Kansas City metropolitan area (Clay, Platte, Jackson, Johnson & Wyandotte).  Winning artists from previous years are ineligible to submit.  Proposals will be reviewed by a panel comprised of business and arts professionals.

Commission:$6,000 for 6 works of art
$2,000 for 50 centerpieces
Option to create up to 80 centerpieces
($40 commission per additional piece)

Event: ArtsKC Awards – AMPLIFIED!
Thursday, February 25, 2016
The Grand Ballroom at the Kansas City Convention Center
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Artist Benefits
This is a very high visibility commission! The awards artwork will be part of the permanent collection of each business recipient as well as of ArtsKC. The selected artist will have an exhibition at the Grand Ballroom, the location of the pre and post event receptions.The exhibition will feature the 6 award pieces as well as the artist’s selected body of work.

In addition, the selected artist will be a special guest at the awards ceremony and will give brief comments from the podium.

Featured at right: Selected work from Mark Southerland and Linda Lighton’s 2015 ArtsKC Awards commission.



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