The University of Nebraska Kearney (UNK) seeks qualifications from artists able to create monumental-scale sculptural/architectural work for their new UNK University Village.
Eligibility: Professional artists or teams living in the U.S.
Deadline: 06/24/2019 11:00 PM Central Time
PLEASE NOTE: This process requires a $10 application fee. It is up to the applicant artists to determine whether this condition is acceptable.
The University of Nebraska Kearney (UNK) is the higher-education center for central and western Nebraska, a regional epicenter for education, culture, health care and economy. This university – community integration is a unique urban locale in a rural setting.
A new housing complex is underway to attract advanced students to live on campus in addition to faculty and staff housing options. University Village adds a “sense of place” within Kearney, with its convergence of striking green spaces, trails and walkways, education, retails, recreational venues, and public art.
The committee envisions a significant, timeless, and distinctive artwork that acts as a beacon to draw people in and invite them to stay and interact. The committee would like to consider artists who can design a large-scale structure vertically, and potentially work with light and color options. The artist will be responsible for designing the footing or pedestal for the artwork within the greenspace. Artwork must be suitable for long-term outdoor display, including durability and minimal routine maintenance.
Artwork Location Description
The site is at the heart of the greenspace in the center of the new UNK University Village. The green space is roughly 1.7 acres and will be landscaped and designed for pedestrian activities as well as performances and events. The artwork will serve a focal point for a diverse community and as a backdrop to many activities.
The University Village Public Art Selection Committee, in consultation with the Nebraska Arts Council, has full oversight for the selection of an artist for this project. The committee reviews RFQ submissions on SlideRoom. Two to four finalists will present proposals in Kearney, NE, and will receive travel and proposal stipends. For presentations, proposals include concept, design, and budget.
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