Call Detail
City Of Wichita East Patrol Station - Public Artwork

Entry Deadline: 9/4/23
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 10
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Kansas
Jury Dates: 9/5/23 - 9/12/23
Budget: $375,000

Project Description

The City of Wichita East Patrol Station, currently housed at the Fire Department Station No. 9 at 331 Lexington Road, Wichita, Kansas, is being relocated to its own building that is now under construction. This new facility for the Patrol Office will house spaces uniquely designed for that department branch’s needs. The public art component of this Project seeks to bridge a connection to the community it will serve. The artist or artist team should create relevant works that serve as an icon or beacon, something of meaning to both the community and the Patrol Station, that furthers a sense of place.

Art Goals or Criteria

·         To create a sense of place within the community.

·         To foster connection between the community and the professionals of the facility.

·         The artist or artist team must be able to work alongside a team of design consultants during construction and installation of artwork.


The new East Patrol Police Station is located on the corner lot of E. Lincoln Street and S. Pinecrest Street, Wichita, Kansas. The area is mostly residential, with education institutions on neighboring properties. Community engagement during the design process may prove valuable to the design process.


The location of the artwork will be in one of the highlighted areas on site, or incorporated on the indicated north façade of the newly constructed building. The Patrol Office building signage can be a consideration as well to be a portion of the art. The artist can be included in the exact placing of the artwork within the site, considering visibility with the site and from the community, lighting information, structure, and materials to be used. Relevant architectural and engineering information is also to be considered.

Application Requirements

1.       Six to ten total images of past large-scale public art and infrastructure projects by the artist or artist team’s lead artist(s).

2.       Annotated Image List: An annotated image list that includes the title, media, year completed, dimensions, location, project budget, timeline, and client or commissioning entity for each corresponding image.

a.       The annotated image list may include thumbnails of submitted images but does not replace the need to upload individual image files in fulfillment of item 1. above.

b.       Image annotations may include very brief descriptions of how the image illustrates one or more of the selection criteria.

3.       A one-page LOI stating why this opportunity is meaningful and appropriate for the applicant’s work, as well as potential approach to this Project.

4.       A two-page resume or curriculum vitae (CV).

a.       If applying as an artist team, provide a resume or CV for each team member and a list of key team members and their roles/affiliations in one PDF.

5.       Three professional references.


Incomplete applications will not be considered.

All inquiries should be emailed to Jeanelle Robinson at by August 30, 2023, 4:00 p.m., Central Daylight Time.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Preference will be given to, but not limited to, local professionals.
  • Emerging artists are welcome to submit, with some evidence of being able to achieve the expectations. Brief portfolios are acceptable.
  • All artists or teams must provide:

o    Evidence of completed projects with similar budget, scale, and scope; or

o   Evidence of being able to achieve expectations such as scaled drawings, scaled model, photographs of relevant experience. 

The City of Wichita has a vibrant art community and many local vendors and contractors who can assist with the development, fabrication, and installation of the art piece. The committee prefers to have local artists and firms involved in the Project and will give preference to artists who plan to utilize these local resources.

This could include:

  • Engineering consultants for developing stamped drawings.
  • Concrete firms for pouring the footers.
  • Fabricators.
  • Installation crews.
  • Lighting specialists.
  • Landscape architects.

Professional artists who are new to the field of public art are encouraged to apply. Those that have experience with community interaction are also encouraged to apply.

It is the declared policy and practice of the City of Wichita to extend equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, political affiliation, sexual orientation, disability, or other non-merit factors.

The artist or artist team will be expected to attend progress and planning meetings for the duration of the design phase after receiving Notice to Proceed.