1% for Art

Nebraska’s 1% for Art law has been in effect since 1978, and has generated more than $3 million in artwork for Nebraska’s state buildings, state colleges and the University of Nebraska system. The number of projects generated each year is dependent on legislative appropriations for one) new construction in excess of $500,000 and two) remodeling or renovation of a public building in excess of $250,000. Buildings meeting this criteria must be open to public access in order for a project to take effect. An Art Selection Committee is then established for each project to determine the criteria for suitable locations, art forms and artist eligibility.

Recent Call for Artists

Wayne State College (Wayne, Nebraska)

See information below regarding artist opportunity at Wayne State College:


ELIGIBILITY: This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) competition is open to all professional artists or artist teams from throughout the United States. Artists from diverse backgrounds and Nebraska artists are encouraged to apply. CV/Resume and 5 works required.

DEADLINE: August 28, 2017

BUDGET: $30,000, finalists will receive stipends

ARTWORK/ENVIRONMENT: The committee is seeking a large interior mural, sculpture, installation public art project. The proposed site of the commissioned artwork is on the highly visible first floor atrium wall, approximately 6 feet x 45 feet. The committee is seeking artists who can design, in an engaging manner, innovative, thought-provoking projects that relate to the proposed space.

ABOUT THE WAYNE STATE COLLEGE CENTER FOR APPLIED TECHNOLOGY: The Center for Applied Technology will continue to attract first-rate students and faculty and increase the number of industrial technology teachers, diversified manufacturing administrators, construction and safety managers, drafters and computer programmers. It is the intent of Wayne State College to respond to identified and continuing demand for management positions in industry and K-12 teachers in industrial education. Wayne State College will enhance and modernize program offerings and facilities in these areas to address the acute shortages of personnel in industry and education in Nebraska. Majors in Industrial Technology include: Construction Management, Drafting, Planning and Design, Safety Management, Field Endorsement in Industrial Technology, Education 6-12 and Supplemental Endorsement to Teach Skilled and Technical Science Education 9-12.

RFQ Submission Deadline: August 28, 2017

For questions regarding 1% for Art projects in Nebraska, contact Launa Bacon at 402-595-3935.

Current Projects