The Calvin T. Ryan Library is an essential hub of the campus and the Library interacts with every other department on campus in some way. It is a space that strives for accessibility or democratization of education.
The Library is a place to exchange and gain information and academic resources; a place to interact with knowledge, various collections of books, and study groups. It also houses several University departments and programs, including the UNK Learning Commons and the Honor’s Program. There are three site options for the Library. Each submitting artist should review the sites and note which site they prefer in the artist’s statement.
Only one artist will be selected for the full budget listed, and will receive the full budget for the site they select. Artists can choose the the East Entrance Vestibule, the East façade, and/or the West Entrance. Artists can select multiple sites. In particular, the Committee is interested in proposals that carry a concept from the East Entrance Vestibule or the East Façade to the West entrace. However, artists will not necessarily gain preference for proposing multiple sites. Artists must consider longevity of materials and maintenance methodology, especially for an exterior piece or for any work that is physically interactive.