High School and Middle School - Call for Artists

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InterUrban ArtHouse and Art As Mentorship, in partnership with AT&T/Believe Kansas City, announce a call for design concepts for murals that inspire HOPE & HEALING.

“AT&T is proud to support the communities where our employees and customers live, work and play,” said Alyson Woodard, vice president/general manager, Mid States Region. “Believe Kansas City is a grassroots, employee driven initiative with the goal of making an impact on a local issue. When we discovered that our local community was above the national average in the area of youth suicide, we felt compelled to act. We have a responsibility to support the health and well-being of our Kansas City metropolitan area and want to do what we can to support community agencies that strive to reduce the prevalence of youth suicide and reduce the level of stigma often associated with mental health conditions.”

All students in Middle and High schools in the metro area (Kansas Counties - Johnson, Wyandotte, Douglas, Leavenworth and Missouri Counties - Clay, Platte, Jackson, Cass) are eligible to submit designs to this open call for art.  There is no fee to participate. 

  • Submitted artwork will be eligible to be selected as one of the 8 finalists. Finalists will be paid directly $250 each.

  • Students who’s designs are selected as the top 2 from the finalist pool, will be paid directly $500 each.

  • You may create your design using software or using traditional techniques such as drawing, painting, etc.;

  • You may participate in this project individually or as part of a class assignment;

  • Use of words that inspire hope and healing should appear on your design;

  • To participate, please deliver original artwork or email high quality images in your submission.  Digital Images must be submitted in either .jpg or .pdf format.  If you have difficulty with the technology, please contact the program Sponsors for direction, we are here to help you;

  • All submitted artwork will be part of an ARTHEALS exhibition at InterUrban ArtHouse in February.  Event dates and invitation to receptions will be provided closer to the exhibition period.


  1. Register your intent to participate by 12/15/2019

  2. Deadline for Artwork Delivery by 1/15/2020

Believe Kansas City is a grassroots, AT&T employee driven campaign focused on supporting youth suicide prevention and mental wellness efforts through technology, innovation and partnerships in the greater Kansas City metro area.  The initiative is an extension of AT&T BELIEVES,  AT&T’s larger company-wide initiative designed to create positive change in local communities by tackling issues impacting those communities. More information about Believe Kansas City HERE.

InterUrban ArtHouse