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I’d like to share summaries for three new 1% for Public Art projects for the state of Nebraska.

For more details on any of the projects and submission instructions, please read the RFQs posted on the website:





Meagan Dion

Public Art & Artist Programs Specialist

1004 Farnam, Plaza Level, Omaha NE 68102






University of Nebraska Medical Center | Davis Global Center

Deadline: February 4, 2019

Budget: $200,000 (total for six sites)


Serving as the headquarters for iEXCEL (the Interprofessional Experiential Center for Enduring Learning), the Davis Global Center (DGC) will distinguish Nebraska by creating a new transformative model for health care education, training and research. This model incorporates a wide range of simulation technology so health care professionals can learn and become proficient in taking care of patients in safe, simulated settings. The National Center for Health Security and Biopreparedness will occupy the ground level.

The Committee is seeking artists who can design, in an engaging manner, innovative, thought-provoking projects that relate to the proposed space and can thematically align with the missions of UNMC and the DGC, as a premiere technological and simulation center for teaching health care professionals.

The Committee seeks artwork with a more traditional approach of method and medium; the Committee will not accept any work that has video or technological elements. There are 6 site opportunities throughout the building, artists can submit for any or all sites. 



University of Nebraska Omaha | Strauss Performing Arts Center

Deadline: February 11, 2019

Budget: $65,000 (total for two sites)


Originally built in 1972 on the UNO campus, the Willis S. and Janet Strauss Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is undergoing a major renovation. SPAC serves as the center of musical activity for the School of Music within the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media. The building's main performance space is the Concert Hall, seating 422 for over 200 performances a year. SPAC includes state-of-the-art recording studios, a Casavant Organ, Recital Hall, rehearsal studios and classrooms. 

There are two interior opportunities available, the hallway to the Recital Hall and the entrance to the Concert Hall. Artists can submit to both sites using separate submission forms on SlideRoom.

I. Hallway to Recital Hall and Classrooms
As part of the new addition, this hallway presents an interesting architectural feature with a two-story atrium and hallway to the new recital hall. The selection committee seeks a wall treatment and will consider paint, light, or low profile installations. 

II. Entrance Lobby to Main Concert Hall
The artwork must fit into the defined space, which includes two 10'8" wide by 12'6" tall wall spaces that flank the entrance to the main concert hall. The selection committee will consider various media, including painting, textile, a lightweight wall relief, or light installation. 



Peru State College | Performing Arts Center


Deadline: March 22, 2018

Budget: $20,700


Originally constructed in 1921, the Peru State College theatre houses a large auditorium with a balcony. The renovation, soon to open its doors as the Performing Arts Center, includes a new main floor and second floor lobby, workshops and dressing rooms, acoustic and technological updates, and new exterior spaces as a welcoming entrance to the campus and for outdoor events.


The committee is seeking a large interior kinetic sculpture, mural, or installation public art project. The proposed site of the commissioned artwork is in the newly constructed stairwell, bathed in natural light by a large window and lit at night. The window faces the campus quad, making the sculpture highly visible from the interior and exterior of the Performing Arts Center.