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.
Metropolitan Community College – Fort Omaha Campus (Omaha, Nebraska)
Note: This specific project is not a 1% for Art project.
Artwork Site/Type of Art Sought/Environment: The committee is seeking a large exterior sculpture, installation or environmental public art project. The proposed site of the commissioned artwork is in the highly visible central courtyard, with a base area spanning approximately 8 x 8 ft. However, the site could incorporate the entire 120 x 120 ft. courtyard. The work will represent the movement from a historic fort to a 21st Century learning environment while honoring donors and providing an identity for the expansion project on campus. Most importantly, the committee is seeking artists who can design, in an engaging manner, innovative, thought-provoking projects that relate to the proposed space.
About the MCC Fort Omaha Campus: MCC is moving forward with its community partners to expand its facilities and prepare students for the workforce by creating a place where business and education thrive together. The Fort Omaha Campus will be home to three new academic centers: Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology, Construction Education Center and Academic Skills Center.
RFQ Submission Deadline: April 10, 2017
For questions regarding 1% for Art projects in Nebraska, contact Launa Bacon at 402-595-3935.