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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

The Wayne State College call-for-artists has closed. Commissioned artists will be announced in July 2016.

Wayne State College U.S. Conn Library Renovation (Wayne, Nebraska)

Wayne State College seeks to commission an original three-dimensional work of art for an outdoor site near the U.S. Conn Library. Ideally, the artwork will be an outdoor sculpture, but other three-dimensional work will be considered. The RFQ is open to all professional public artists or artist teams from throughout the United States. Artists from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

BUDGET: $100,000

Wayne State College Carhart Science Building Renovation (Wayne, Nebraska)

Wayne State College seeks to commission original three-dimensional works of art for an outdoor site near the main entrance of the Carhart Science Building. Ideally, the artwork will be an outdoor sculpture, but other three-dimensional work will be considered. The building exterior wall could serve as another site, measuring  10 x 30 ft. or serve as a secondary space or background option. The ground site for the proposed sculpture could have a maximum base size of 10 x 10 ft.

Work that references natural and social sciences in some capacity are of interest to the committee, however the aesthetic statement made by the selected artist is more important than an identifiable allusion to a particular idea or theme. This RFQ is open to all professional public artists or artist teams from throughout the United States. Artists from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

BUDGET: $37,000

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