Free City FestivalFlint Public Art Project seeks proposals from Kettering students for a temporary structure, vehicle, robot, DIY machine, or other object to be featured in Free City an international public art festival May 3-5 at the former Flint-Chevy manufacturing site adjacent to campus. The winning team or individual will receive $500 to build the proposed project.
Free City will feature projects from artists, designers, engineers, and performers from around the world, and we want to highlight the most creative, resourceful, unusual, or ingenious ideas from Kettering students for a temporary structure, vehicle, or other interactive object.
Competition Guidelines:
1. Anyone currently enrolled as a Kettering student may apply. Students may work individually or in teams, and may include faculty advisors on their teams.
2. Proposals should include the following:
  • project description, no more than 200 words
  • image of the project: this can be a sketch, rendering, photograph of existing/previous work, etc.
  • cost of producing the project
3. Students can propose projects that they have already designed and/or built. 
4. Proposals should be sent to info@flintpublicartproject.comProposals are due Monday, March 4 at 5 p.m.
5. Flint Public Art Project staff and a Kettering University representative will select the winning project. The winner or winning team will be notified Monday, March 11. Projects must be built by Saturday, April 27, when the project will be unveiled at a ceremony honoring the winning project.
Questions should be sent to Please see for more information about the Free City festival.