Artist Submission Deadline Extended to August 23, 2019,11:59 PM in Mountain Time Zone
The City of Kansas City, Missouri is seeking one artist and/or one artist team to develop and create original, innovative new works of visual art for exterior or interior spaces of Kansas City Campus for Animal Care located at the northeast corner of Elmwood Avenue and E Gregory Blvd. in Swope Park.
The Kansas City, Missouri Animal Shelter is the third largest open-admission no-kill shelter in the United States.
The KC Parks Department staff has been working with representatives from HNTB, Grand Construction, Kansas City Campus for Animal Care (KCCAC) and Park Staff to design and construct a new animal shelter in Swope Park. A larger upgraded facility is needed to provide better care of the animals entrusted to them and to provide better access by the community they serve. The state-of-the art facility will be pivotal in accommodating the 57% increase in admissions since 2012 while providing a clean, accessible facility in the center of the city.
The selected artist(s) will create one (1) work of art for Kansas City Campus for Animal Care. The selected artist will work collaboratively with City staff, KCCAC Board, and the design team to develop concepts that are site-specific and site-responsive.
Estimated Public Art budget: $175,000
For information regarding Kansas City Campus for Animal Care and its mission visit: https://raisethewoofkc.org/
For information about City of Kansas City, Missouri visit our website:http://kcmo.gov/
For information about KC Parks and its mission visit:https://kcparks.org/
CONTACT: Jimmi Lossing, 816-513-7627