FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 6, 2015
The City of Kansas City, Missouri is calling for local artists to participate in a creative convergence of visual art and the use of data that drives decision-making at City Hall. As part of this temporary exhibition, titled The Art of Data, Kansas City is seeking conceptual proposals from professional artists or collaborative artist teams to design and create artwork that responds, reflects or reinterprets the City’s performance data. The project brings together two of the City’s biggest priorities: promoting the creative economy and showing our residents how important data is when deciding how to best use their tax dollars to provide services.
Local artists can submit ideas and apply to participate in the The Art of Data by visiting www.kcmo.gov/artofdata. The selected works will receive a $500 artist stipend, and the artwork will be on display during June 2015 at the ArtsKC gallery space in Kansas City’s Crossroads District.
An artist’s information meeting will be held on February 20, 2015. During the meeting, City staff will provide an overview of the project and details of the city performance data, discuss the selection process and be on hand for questions. For more information on the meeting location, and other deadlines, please visit www.kcmo.gov/artofdata.
Media inquiries should be directed to Chris Hernandez, Director of City Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-513-3474.