ArtsKC is seeking to commission a Kansas City artist to create 6 works of art and 100 table centerpieces to present to metro-area businesses and individuals in recognition of their leadership in the arts. The event is attended by over 1,000 leaders in the arts, business, and civic community.

Artwork may be 2- or 3-dimensional in nature and must be appropriate for the business setting. Because the awards will be exhibited together at the ArtsKC Awards Luncheon, the 6 works of art, and 100 table centerpieces should be similar in nature (i.e., part of the same series), but not
necessarily identical.

Eligibility and Selection:

This opportunity is open to visual artists residing in and around the five-county Kansas City region (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.

Details:

Awards Commisson: $10,000.00 in total.
$6,000 for 6 works of art and $4,000 for 100 centerpieces in the spirit of the award design. Collaborations and edition pieces are welcome. Objects should be approximately 14” in height with a base of no more than 12”.

Event Dates:
ArtsKC Awards Luncheon
Thursday, February 28, 2019
The Grand Ballroom at the Kansas City Convention Center.
11:00 am- 2:00 pm
The selected artist will be a special guest at the awards ceremony and will give brief comments from the podium. Their work will also be the focus of the pre and post event receptions at the venue.

VIP Post-Event Reception
Thursday, March 7th, 2019
Selected Artists’ Studio
5:00pm – 7:00pm
The selected artist will be asked to open up their studio post event for a reception hosted by ArtsKC for the artist and VIP donors of the luncheon. The guest list and all food and beverages will be provided by ArtsKC.

Artist Benefits:

In addition to the commission, this is a very high visibility event! The awards artwork will be part of the permanent collection of each business recipient. The selected artist will be a special guest at the awards ceremony and will give brief comments from the podium. They will have an exhibition at the Grand Ballroom, and will be asked to open their studio a week after the luncheon for an exclusive VIP donor post event reception, hosted by ArtsKC.

Project Timeline:

  • Deadline to Apply: Sunday, July 1, 2018
  • Artist Notification: Week of July 30, 2018 (all applicants will be notified via email of the selected artist)
  • First Payment: Week of August 6, 2018 ($3,000 for awards, $2,000 for centerpieces)
  • Artwork Due + Exhibition Setup:  Wednesday, February 27, 2019
  • Awards Program + Final Payment: Thursday, February 28, 2019 ($3,000 for awards, $2,000 for centerpieces)
  • Post-Event Artist Studio Reception: Thursday, March 7, 2019 5-7pm

To Apply:

Fill out the form below.

ArtsKC Awards Luncheon Call for Featured Artist

Please complete this form to submit your proposal for the 2019 ArtsKC Awards Luncheon Featured Artist Commission. All applicants will be notified of the selected Artist by email the week of July 30, 2018.
  • Please upload up to 3 digital images (.jpg or .jpeg) of your existing work. Maximum file size is 10 MB. Please include medium, size and year of completion for each piece in title of image.
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  • Please provide a brief summary of your concept for the 6 Featured Awards Pieces (2000 character limit).
  • Please upload up to 2 digital images (.jpg or .jpeg) of your proposed concept. Maximum file size is 10 MB.
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  • Please provide a brief summary of your concept for the 100 Awards Table Centerpieces (2000 character limit).
  • Please upload up to 2 digital images (.jpg or .jpeg) of your proposed concept for the 100 table centerpieces. Maximum file size is 10 MB.
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  • ArtsKC will provide the guest list, food and beverages.
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