The NOTO Arts and Entertainment District is seeking four sculptures that are appropriate for public viewing and support the family friendly atmosphere of the NOTO district. The NOTO District aims to install sculptures that are diverse in style and media with the goal of   exposing the local community to different types of art, increase tourism, add to district beautification, and encourage visitors to NOTO by providing a dynamic and engaging experience. 

The selected sculptures for this newly established NOTO Rotating Sculpture Program. The sculptures will be on exhibit for a one or two year period and remain under the artist’s ownership during that time.  Sculptures must not pose risk to public safety; no sexual, bloody or violent content shall be accepted. Sculptures must be made of materials that can withstand the harsh Kansas weather and require no maintenance by NOTO. 

Selected artists will be required to enter into a one or two-year loan agreement with the NOTO. Clickhere to view the agreement. 


A $1,200 to $2,000 honorarium shall be awarded for each piece for the installation, exhibition and removal of the artwork for a two-year period. NOTO will pay the Artist a stipend in the amount of $1,200, for one year or $2,000 for two years. NOTO will pay one-fourth upon selection, and thremainder upon successful installation of the Sculpture. All money paid by NOTO shall be refunded to NOTO should the installation not be completed as agreed.  The existing concrete pads shall be used for display 

The NOTO Arts & Entertainment District is located in North Topeka, North of Downtown Topeka and across the Kansas River. Sculpture locations include placement in front of the NOTO Arts Center, in  Redbud Parkanin the Breezeway Park.  The NOTO Board has sole discretion on site selection for each sculpture. 

In early 2010, through the Heartland Visioning processThe NOTO Arts & Entertainment District was developed in the city’s old North Topeka Business District, once the site of bustling train depot and vibrant retail and service center, it served as the impetus for the founding of NOTO. The arts scene is alive and well in the NOTO Arts & Entertainment District, with over 3,000 people visiting every month for the NOTO First Friday Art Walk.

Artists must reside in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, or Colorado. All works must be original.

  • Base must fit on 4’x4’ concrete pad. 
  • Max Height of 12’ 
  • Max Weight 2,500 pounds 
  • Sculpture must be ready for installation no later than May 1, 2020 (exact installation date shall be coordinated with NOTO staff). 


One sculpture submission per application, 5 applications per artist limit – PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IMAGES OF MORE THAN ONE SCULPTURE PER APPLICATION.

Applications shall only be accepted through the NOTO Arts & Entertainment District website starting January 30, 2020. Questions regarding Rotating Sculpture Program should be directed to Staci Ogle, Program & Communications Coordinator by emailing re: Rotating Sculpture Program, or call 785-408-8996.

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