1% for Art

Nebraska’s 1% for Art law has been in effect since 1978, and has generated over $3 million dollars in artwork for Nebraska’s state buildings, state colleges, and the University of Nebraska system.

Projects vary in size, with figures ranging from $5,000 to $150,000 or more. The number of projects generated each year is dependent on legislative appropriations for new construction in excess of $500,000 and 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.

The Art Selection Committee established for each project determines the criteria for suitable locations, art forms, and artist eligibility.

Artists interested in being notified when projects become available can sign up for our enews list dedicated specifically to Nebraska 1% for Art program news and other public art opportunities. Join our Public Art eNews list.

An online Nebraska 1% for Art Collection Gallery is currently under development. Click on "State College System" at the left side of this page to see artwork on the campuses of Chadron State College, Peru State College, and Wayne State College. More artwork will be online soon...

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