Kineticity Seeks Submissions for Interactive Public Art Project

The project is a series of interactive, pedestrian-scale, art installations that will be placed between neighborhoods.

Kineticity announced last week that its place-making project is open for interactive public art concept submissions.

Kineticity describes itself as a “series of interactive, pedestrian-scale, art installations that will be placed between neighborhoods to entice visual interest and curiosity that can only best be appreciated through human interaction.” 

The project is seeking submissions in two categories: professionals and students. 


Kineticity said that persons submitting in the professional category may be “artists, experiential designers, architects, engineers, or anyone who has the desire to make Dallas a more playful city.” 

College students can apply, and creating a team for project completion is allowed, Kineticity said. Each category winner will receive a  $1,500 prize, as well as a $7,000 budget to bring their idea to life. 

May 30 is the deadline for idea submissions.

According to a release, the project’s objective is to help encourage walking and cycling as preferred ways for people to get around, improving public spaces. 

Kineticity said that the top six winners and project locations will be announced within a week of the due date.

Finalists will be required to present their ideas in June for a final round of judging. 


Project guidelines are available at

Kineticity traces its roots to the 2016 Dallas Festival of Ideas pitch contest that sought citizen ideas to empower North Texas professionals and students to take part in shaping their environment. 

The “Ideas to Action” phase of the contest was facilitated by Social Venture Partners (SVP) Dallas, which provided coaching, feedback, and support to participants, the release said. 

Five finalist groups presented their ideas to a judging panel for an opportunity to pitch for $25,000 of seed funding at SVP’s annual bigBANG conference, supported by the Sapphire Foundation, with Kineticity winning the top prize.

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