KCUR Arts
8:51 am
Tue October 4, 2005

Funding for Public Art at an All-Time High Across the Country

This week, Kansas City's one percent for art program issued a call for artists for the Kansas City Power and Light District, with a budget of three hundred thousand dollars. Last month, it was a request for artwork for the new Sprint Center arena complex with a budget of 1 million, three hundred twenty-five thousand dollars. With the flurry of development in downtown Kansas City, an estimated three million dollars will be spent on public artwork.

Kansas City, MO – This week, Kansas City's one percent for art program issued a call for artists for the Kansas City Power and Light District, with a budget of three hundred thousand dollars. Last month, it was a request for artwork for the new Sprint Center arena complex with a budget of 1 million, three hundred twenty-five thousand dollars. With the flurry of development in downtown Kansas City, an estimated three million dollars will be spent on public artwork. To get a national perspective on the topic, KCUR's Laura Spencer talked to Jack Becker, publisher of Public Art Review magazine.