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Workshop for Art Administrators: How to Solicit for Public Art Using RFPs vs RFQs

October 18, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Mind your P’s & Q’s!

Learn the difference between RFPs and RFQs and best practices for both. Join us for a 1-hour professional development workshop for arts administrators with Megan Berner, City of Reno Arts and Culture Manager and Mickey Sprott, Clark County Parks and Recreation Cultural Supervisor Public Arts.

This workshop will cover:

  • The difference between Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Requests for Qualifications (RFQs)
  • When to use RFPs vs. RFQs in order to solicit public art for your municipality or organization
  • Best practices and moving towards statewide consistency

October 18th, 2023
10:00 am – 11:00 am PST
Zoom Registration Required


Meet our speakers:

Megan Berner, Arts & Culture Manager, City of Reno.

BIO: Megan Berner is a visual artist and arts professional living and working in Reno, NV. Coming from a multi-disciplinary and non-traditional art background, Megan is interested in innovative ways to activate public space and create opportunities for citizens and artists to engage with the community and connect people to their environment. Her personal practice is centered around place and the psychological experience of the environment. Megan holds an MFA from the University of Iowa in Intermedia. She is currently the Arts & Culture Manager for the City of Reno.



Mickey Sprott, Cultural Supervisor, Clark County, Nevada

Mickey Sprott is the cultural program supervisor for public art at Clark County, Nevada in the Department of Parks and Recreation. Ms. Sprott manages the Public Art Office focused on creating large scale public art in both rural and urban settings, education for the professional artist, youth education, operates two galleries and oversees the conservation of the collection.  Ms. Sprott holds a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in art with a minor in art history. She is a member of the Americans for the Arts, served on the City of Las Vegas Arts Commission as Chair in 2021-2022 and was the project manager for the 1 October Memorial Committee and winning concept design from JCJ Architecture, the Forever One Memorial. The County Arts Plan was established in 2013 using the percent for the arts model.


October 18, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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