1% for Art RFQ: University of Nebraska Omaha | H&K REACH

RFQ Submission Deadline: January 29, 2024

Total Budget: $ 88,944

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The H&K REACH (Health and Kinesiology – Research, Engagement, and Collaboration Hub) will call home to this 33,200 renovated building, which will include space for research laboratories, classroom, meeting spaces, and more. The offices for these programs are currently scattered across the campus and will now all be housed in one accessible and central location. H&K Reach programs include Physical Activity in Health Promotion, Midlands Sexual Health Research Collaborative, Exercise and Vascular Physiology Labs, Sports Medicine, and spaces specific for graduate students in those programs.

One artist/team will be selected to develop a work using the shown spaces as they believe is most appropriate and as can be created within the budget. Since the available space flows through the first floor, the Committee believes the artwork has the potential to connect the spaces together and lead viewers through the space. From a spatial perspective, the Committee wants to emphasize that there won’t be room to stand back and see the work from a distance. The available space is a heavily trafficked hallway and waiting room area, so the artists must consider the longevity and/or protection of materials as well as the maintenance methodology for the proposed artwork. In all the sites, the ceiling is not tall enough to have anything attached to or hanging from the ceiling. Anything attached to the walls should extend not more than 4”, as per ADA compliance requirements.

Artists should include in their application’s Statement of Intent, what spaces they intend to use should they be selected for the project, as well as a general idea of how they might use the space (floor plans are included in the PDF located above).

Selection Process

The UNO H&K REACH Selection Committee, in consultation with the NAC, has full oversight for the selection of an artist for this project. Professional public artists/teams are eligible who live within the United States. The committee reviews RFQ submissions on SlideRoom. Finalists will receive a presentation honorarium and a travel stipend, if applicable. Finalist presentations should include concept, design, detailed budget for the available funds, installation method, projected maintenance. Artists should include lighting in their budget, the University will provide access to their electrician.


A maximum of $ 88,944 allocated for this project. All expenses for the selected design and commission are the responsibility of the artist/team, including but not limited to: travel/lodging, fabrication and supplies, installation expenses (as needed: engineering, lighting, rigging, equipment rental, etc).

Selection Criteria
Letter of Interest and clarity of conceptual approach. Evidence of skill in artist’s material and ability to complete projects from prior artwork.

Timeline *subject to change.

December 6, 2023 | RFQ posted on SlideRoom

January 29, 2024 | RFQ Deadline

February 7, 2024 | Finalists notified

April 4, 2024 | Finalist proposal presentations

April 9, 2024 | Selected artist notified

By December 2024 | Artwork installation

Click here for the full RFQ and submission instructions