Independence Public Art

Call for Artists

The City of Independence, Missouri is looking to commission artwork to enhance the new US 24 Bridge over Delaware Street.
Questions Deadline: July 10, 2019 by 4PM CST
Application Deadline: July 17, 2019 by 4PM CST Timeline for Artwork Submission: must be

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About Independence Public Art

Under the auspices of the City of Independence, the Mayor’s Advisory Commission on the Visual Arts, and other partners, this site has been created to promote and foster public art in Independence. Utilizing the City’s One Percent For The Arts Program and other resources, we strive to encourage the establishment of public art in keeping with the following Missions and Goals:

Our Mission

To promote, support, and facilitate public art projects in the City of Independence, Missouri.

Goals (click each)

   Objectives

   1. Utilize the City’s 1% program process to advocate for the inclusion of features of aesthetic ornamentation and adornment in public building projects
    Strategies
  • The Commission should meet with City staff and consultants in the early stages of design of new or reconstructed City buildings as required per the 1% program
  • Use the meeting process to advocate for the inclusion of features of aesthetic ornamentation and adornment in public building projects even if 1% funding is not used for this purpose
  • 1% program funds not used on a specific City building will be accumulated for use by the Commission on other public art projects
2. Utilize 1% program funds, when appropriate, to fund aesthetic ornamentation and adornment in public building projects
    Strategies
  • The Commission should meet with City staff and consultants in the early stages of design of new or reconstructed City buildings as required per the 1% program
  • Approve the use of 1% program funds where appropriate, in whole or in part, for aesthetic adornment of public buildings
  • Any unspent portion of the 1% program funds not used on a specific City building will be accumulated for use by the Commission on other public art projects

   Objectives

1. Utilize City funding through the 1% program to commission public art works
    Strategies
  • Work with the City Finance Department to accumulate 1% Program funds not used for ornamentation of a specific City building
  • Determine what type of public art project is needed and proposed location
  • Issue calls for artists and oversee selection of artists & artworks
  • Approve payments to artists by City Finance Department
2. Obtain private donations to commission public art works
    Strategies
  • Establish and maintain an account at the Truman Heartland Foundation for private donations
  • Actively seek donations for public art
  • Determine what type of public art is needed and proposed location
  • Issue calls for artists and oversee selection of artists & artworks
  • Approve payments to artists from the Truman Heartland account through the City Finance Department

   Objectives

1. Sponsor art projects & events
    Strategies
  • Establish and maintain an account at the Truman Heartland Foundation for private donations
  • Fund art events sponsored by the Commission through funding sources other than the 1% program
2. Support art projects & events sponsored by others
    Strategies
  • Encourage other organizations to sponsor art events and provide endorsement if events are consistent with the Mission of the Commission
  • Provide limited financial support from sources other than the 1% program for art events sponsored by others provided such events are public in nature and consistent with the Mission of the Commission

Links

Independence Public Art Gallery  Events