• Commissioning Entity

    Roeland Park Arts Advisory Committee

  • Application Open Date


  • Application Deadline Date


  • Minimum Budget


  • Maximum Budget


  • Location of Commission

    Roeland Park, Kansas, United States

  • Commission Portal

    View Link

  • Geographic Eligibilty


  • Contact Name

    Mary Schulteis

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone

  • Commission Document

    View Link Document

  • Brief Description

    The Roeland Park Arts Advisory Committee (AAC), on behalf of the city of Roeland Park, Kansas (RP), is seeking a regionally based (Missouri‐Kansas region) professional artist or artist team to collaborate with the AAC, city council and city staff to create a site‐specific permanent and original piece of art. The art will be sited on the north end of Roe Boulevard.


    This project is open to all professional artists and artist teams with public art experience ages 18 and older who demonstrate the capability to complete a project of this magnitude. Artists or artist teams are expected to be regionally based around the Missouri‐ Kansas area. Artists and/or artist groups from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

    Project Description

    Public Art Budget = $100,000. All materials, travel, lodging and shipping for the artists and sculpture are included in this amount.

    Therefore, RP is seeking an artist or artist team for the design, fabrication, and installation of a signature work of public art at the northern entryway to the City. The artist or artist team selected for the project will be expected to collaborate with the City of Roeland Park through the AAC, city staff and city council. The design of the art will need to consider the surrounding area, be of robust construction and environmentally sound. It is expected the art will have a year‐round visual impact and compliment the city’s vision through a visible, dynamic and engaging work of public art symbolic of the values of RP. Construction elements can make use of glass, metal, light, ceramics, color, texture, etc. The commissioned art will be an important welcoming feature to Roeland Park, Kansas.

    Design Packet Submission Requirements

    Interested artists should submit all of the following, which must be received by 5:00 pm, February 1, 2023. Materials should be sent/delivered [email protected] through Google Drive. Please submit packet in the order listed below:

    1. A professional resume/CV (of 1 to 2 pages) including contact information: name, address, telephone number, and email.
    2. A letter of interest outlining your desire to make art for this project; sources of inspiration provided by the project and site; a colored rendering of the sculpture (3‐4 views); a narrative explaining your ability to collaborate with the City and design team if selected for the project;
    3. At least 6, but no more than 10 images of related past work. You must include an annotated image list of past works that clearly indicates the title, dimensions, materials, date of work, location, as well as project costs and commissioning entity if applicable. Works can be located anywhere nationally and internationally.
    4. Three references of similar commissioned work with current contact information. Works can be located anywhere nationally and internationally.

    Please see commission document for full project information and application instructions.