The University of Nebraska Kearney | STEM building selection committee, in partnership with the Nebraska Arts Council, is seeking artist qualifications for a new 1% for Art project.
Eligibility: U.S. professional artists
Deadline: 11/29/2019 5:29 PM Central Time
Full RFQ: https://www.artscouncil.nebraska.gov/opportunities/for-artists/1-for-art.html
*NOTE: there is a $10 application fee for this project.
The new 80,000 square foot STEM building will house the following programs: construction management, industrial distribution, interior design, aviation, cyber systems, mathematics and statistics, physics and astronomy and engineering.
The STEM building Selection Committee is seeking submissions for a public art project within the central atrium of the building, which connects the north and south wing, each housing classrooms and practical learning spaces. The first floor acts as a passageway through the building, with large glass entrance vestibules on the east and west sides. The intent for the central spaces on all three levels is for collaboration, study space, open-air classrooms and critiques, and a space to witness the process of learning and creation in the classrooms while walking through the building.
The STEM Selection Committee is most inspired by the notion that all the programs in this building are united by the hard work of research, trial and error, repetition that goes into every discovery, creation and invention that improves the world around us. The artwork for both projects should use this notion as an overall concept. While the building and artwork leads students, faculty, and guests through the building, it leaves them with an understanding of the concept and inspired about the path of discovery and creation. The committee is not particularly interested in artwork that specifically or literally addresses the included programs.
Artwork Location Description
The project is a large-scale sculptural piece in the two-story section of the central atrium, which is separated from the courtyard by a multi-paned glass wall and doors. The committee is interested in the idea of the artwork continuing into the courtyard on the other side of the glass wall for an exterior 3D sculpture. There is an opportunity of the art to incorporate some practical options like seating. A third, optional 3D component could expand to the East Atrium, which is more narrow and long but extends vertically between the first and second floor. The artwork should align with the overall concept and unify the building and the experience walking through the building.
The deadline for RFQs is November 29, with artwork installation tentatively set for Nov 2020.
What to Submit
How to Submit
Submit information online at nebraska.slideroom.com.
QUESTIONS? Contact Meagan Dion, Public Art and Artist Programs Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org
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