- Arts & Heritage Center
- Public Art Program
- Art Nine Disc Golf Course
Art Nine Disc Golf Course
Apply Now! The Call for Artists is Open.
Are you an artist residing within a 250-mile radius of the Kansas City metro area with a special interest in permanent public art installations... and disc golf too? View the project details below and apply to be considered for this project today!
Qualifications are due by Thursday, June 8th.
Virtual Open House Resources Available for Artists
A virtual open house was held on May 3 at 11:00 AM to offer an overview of the project, a review of how to apply, and an opportunity to ask questions. The presentation and Q&A from the virtual open house can be found below.
The Public Art Program is interested in commissioning artists to create site-specific, permanent sculptures at the Art Nine disc golf course located at Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66219. It is the goal of this project to hire three artists/artist teams to each create a series of three art pieces. With nine total sculptures, placement will occur in proximity to each of the nine tees.
The goals for the Art Nine Disc Golf Course are to:
- Encourage the discovery of disc golf as a fun, healthy and relatively inexpensive pastime for individuals and families.
- Use art to highlight and celebrate the natural environment within Shawnee Mission Park including native flora, fauna, animals, birds, and unique features of the park. The artist may find inspiration for their design by spending time in this park, utilizing resources provided in this document, or visiting with JCPRD staff.
- Create whimsical art sculptures that can be enjoyed by disc golfers and park patrons.
- Celebrate the role that art and artists play in our community and in our economy.
The public art opportunity is open to professional artists residing within 250 miles of the Kansas City area including Kansas City, St. Louis, Wichita, Omaha, Lincoln, Fayetteville, Bentonville, Hutchinson, Emporia, Topeka, Manhattan, Lawrence, Columbia, and others.
April 13, 2023
Issue call for artists
May 3, 2023
Virtual open house (11 – 11:30 AM @ Zoom)
June 8, 2023
Artist qualifications due
June 14, 2023
ASC meets to determine 6 finalists
June 29, 2023
Optional site visit for 6 finalists
August 3, 2023
Artists present concept proposals to ASC virtually
August 7 - 21, 2023
August 22, 2023
ASC meets to determine 3 winners and assign tee locations
Design proposal / finalization
August 29, 2023
Public Art Committee approval
September 20, 2023
JCPRD Board approval, contract initiated
Oct 2023 - Feb 2024
March - April 2024
Site preparation, art installation
Ribbon cutting / community engagement event
Art Selection Committee
The Art Nine Disc Golf Course Art Selection Committee (ASC) will review artist qualifications and design proposals, ultimately selecting 3 artists to complete 9 art sculptures for the "Art Nine" disc golf course.
- Bill Maasen, JCPRD Superintendent of Parks and Golf Courses
- Clifton Alexander, Artist and Disc Golf Advocate
- Kelby Hellwig, JCPRD Central Region Park Manager
- Susan Mong, JCPRD Superintendent of Culture
- Yolonda Guyton, JCPRD Planning & Development Department + Public Art Committee Liaison
- Rich Smith, Kansas Flying Disc Association
- Laura Hayes, Disc Golf Advocate
- Lenexa Arts Council / Community Art Advocate
- Jen Newell, administrative support, non-voting