Wichita Broadside Project

The mission of River City Poetry is to celebrate local, regional, and national poets.  If we can provide poets with inspiration and opportunity to work in new and innovative ways, that’s even better!  And what better way to inspire than to pair poets and text-based artists with visual artists from around the Wichita area?

Partnering with Harvester Arts and the Wichita Arts Council, we’ve formed The Wichita Broadside Project.

Broadsides are inexpensive graphic/text based digital prints that are traditionally distributed in public places.  These have ranged the gamut from political proclamations to punk band parties.  But they’ve also been done in major cities as a way of sharing art and poetry.  These Broadsides would be “Art & Poetry for Public Consumption.”  We want Wichita Artists and Poets to celebrate the creative community by collaborating on new pieces that would become broadsides.  Broadsides will be posted and shared through out Wichita at various locations with heavy foot-traffic.


For Samples, see:


Bones Aching

Van Gogh Stares…

Solar Flair

No More




We are looking for dynamic collaborations between Wichita Poets and Artists.  Final selections will be made by a review panel consisting of members of Harvester Arts and River City Poetry.  Partnerships selected will receive proof sets and distribution materials, along with a public viewing at

Harvester Arts
April 17th
5:00-7:00 PM

Broadsides should be submitted with the following technical specifications:

Files should be made 9 x 12  & include crop marks with at least an 1/8″ bleed (will be cut to 8.5 x 11)
300 dpi resolution (if made in photoshop)

All files need t contain one of htelogo watermark designs.  Visit the Submittable link to access watermark desings.  You may change the opacity, add a color overlay, and tweak the logo fils as necessary to fit your design as long as all logos remain legible
convert all fonts to outlines (if made in Illustrator or InDesign)
submit as pdf
expect that there will be some color shift, files should be prepped in CMYK