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RFP: Native American Cultural Display in Reno-Tahoe Int'l Airport

Thursday, December 14, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rosalind V. Rini Larson
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Nevada’s Indian Territory has issued a request for proposals for a Native American cultural display at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport in order to attract and educate visitors to Nevada’s Indian Territory.

Currently there is a small exhibit housed at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Reno, NV that requires relocation to a larger area inside the airport. The purpose of this display is to educate visitors to the airport about Native American culture and to encourage visitors to visit Nevada’s Indian Territory. Designers will work with territory representatives to design and install a permanent Native American cultural display using mixed mediums.

The display will interpret the nature and lifestyles of the Native Americans of Nevada pre and post western expansion. The display should inform visitors to the airport about the unique history of the Native Americans of Nevada (Northern and Southern Paiute, Western Shoshone, and Washoe) and should also embody essential aspects of Native American culture and contemporary life, encouraging visitation to Nevada’s Indian Territory using the following:

  • Two wall areas: 24’ 4’’ and 18’ 7” with 95” ceiling height
  • Large flat screen monitors as visual aids and at least one interactive virtual geographic map Native mixed media artwork from the Nevada Tribes (Northern and Southern Paiute, Western Shoshone and Washoe)
  • Wall art
  • Display cases housing pre-modern cultural artifacts
  • If space permits, a floor map outlining traditional tribal areas
  • Repurposing existing exhibit pieces as much as possible

The actual square footage for display cases is limited, but reconfiguration/redesign of seating is possible and designers are encouraged to submit a project that reconfigures the seating for maximum impact of the exhibit.

Contact Sari Nichols at 775-687-7603 or for exact location of proposed area and current exhibit.

RFP’s must include the following information:

  • A letter of interest
  • A cost estimate and budget outline
  • A current professional resume
  • Three professional references
  • Work samples

 Conditions: Upon completion of the project all work will become the property of Nevada’s Indian Territory, including copyright, and be free from any proprietary restrictions.

Timeline: Spring 2018 with a deadline for work of June 2019.

RFP Submission Deadline: Proposals must be postmarked or submitted via e-mail by 5PM PST Thursday, January 11, 2018. Submittal of a proposal does not guarantee project award.

Nevada’s Indian Territory
Attn: Sari Nichols, Secretary
5366 Snyder Ave
Carson City, NV 89701

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