1% for Art

Nebraska’s 1% for Art law has been in effect since 1978, and has generated more than $3 million dollars 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

University of Nebraska - Lincoln College of Nursing (Lincoln, Nebraska)

Artwork Site/Type of Art Sought/Environment: The committee is seeking innovative, thought-provoking projects by artists that relate to the proposed space in an engaging way. There are two possible site options for the commissioned work. The first option is on the lobby floor and the second option is in the exterior circular Zen garden. The committee requests that the artists consider themes appropriate for the heath care field, however the aesthetic statement made by the selected artist is more important than an identifiable allusion to a particular idea or theme. Issues of particular concern include, but are not limited to, the safety and durability of the artist work and its suitability to the proposed site.

About the College of Nursing and Health Clinic Building: This project will add a new, state-of-the-art building on the University of Nebraska at Lincoln campus. The building will include state-of-the-art classrooms, extensive simulation and clinical skills laboratories for pre-clinical education and complex clinical scenarios, learning studio and seminar rooms, health assessment laboratories and simulated primary care spaces, a gross anatomy lab, and administrative, faculty and staff office space to accommodate current and expanded numbers of faculty and staff members.

Budget: $85,000

Application Deadline: January 10, 2017

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

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