Public Artist Roster

The City of Lee's Summit Cultural Arts Division maintains a Public Artist Roster to select artists for new projects. Artists will be encouraged to re-apply for inclusion every three years. All experience levels are welcome.

Submit the Public Artist Registration below to be considered for future public art projects! 

The Public Artist Roster will be used for the following: 

  • Permanent artwork that can be site responsive and/or site integrated. Artists for these projects would work closely with the project design team to develop public artwork in either interior or exterior locations. Artists selected for these projects generally have examples of past work within the public art field.  
  • Temporary artwork that can be site-responsive and created with materials that can have a shorter lifespan. Examples of this would be the Downtown Sculpture Walk, Rotating Art Exhibitions and more. 
  • Design-only artwork is site-specific and has a scope in which the artist creates the design for the artwork. The City of Lee's Summit would be in charge of the fabrication with another entity. 
  • Social Practice is an art medium that focuses on engagement through human interaction and social discourse. This can include participatory art and socially engaged art. Please include past experiences and proposed projects. 

Application and Review Process

The following information should be provided when applying: 

  • Contact Information. 
  • Biographical Statement (300 words written or two minutes via audio/video external link). 
  • Artist Statement (300 words written or two minutes via audio/video external link). 
  • Experience, Project Preferences and Additional Questionnaire (responses to these questions will not affect selection to the roster).
  • Up to five artwork samples (still images or external links to video files one minute or less). 
  • Metadata (additional information) on the details about each image or video file (title, medium, etc.). 

We recommend that answers be copied from an outside source such as Word. This form will not save your work, please complete it in one sitting. 

Once the application is submitted, you will receive a notification stating that your application was successful. The team will receive your application and we will review it as a collective.

If accepted, your portfolio of images will be shared with the project selection teams and posted on the Public Art Artist Roster online gallery.

Eligibility & Requirements

Professional visual artists, artist teams and art students, at least 18 years of age residing within 100 miles of Lee's Summit, Missouri are eligible.


Applicants will be notified of the decision once the panel has agreed upon the selected artist or artist groups.

Inclusion in the Public Art Artist Roster does not guarantee a commission of artwork. 

Public Artist Registration