Category: Commissions


Public Art Commissions | Gaining Ground, Clare County Council   Recently updated !

Deadline for Stage 1 proposals: 16 February 2018

Gaining Ground is a major Public Art Programme developed by Clare County Council’s Arts Office. Open to all art forms. The development of Gaining Ground has been built upon a legacy of rural arts programming in County Clare, initiated in 2006 with the programmes Ground Up and Shifting Ground (shifting-ground.net) As such there is a responsibility of care to ensure that the commissioning for Gaining Ground is in keeping with the legacy of previously commissioned works.

Both Ground Up and Shifting Ground had a strong ethos of engagement. An understanding of what makes a ‘community’ needs to be a consideration of this brief. The term ‘community’ can be conceived of, as a fluid concept, from the customary understanding of an established societal grouping, relative to a particular locality, place, organization or network, to a looser understanding of social encounters built upon points of connection, interest or ideology.

Clare County Council Arts Office invites proposals for the following projects:

Legacy – North Clare – 2018 – 2020
A number of projects will be selected to take place over a 2 year timeframe. The overall budget for this programme is 64,000 euro. Artists can submit proposals for projects up to a maximum value of 32,000 euro and minimum of 8,000 euro per project.

Re-imagining the Rural – West Clare – 2018 -2019
A single project will be selected to take place over a 1 year timeframe

View the full artists brief detailing both projects here: clarecoco.ie/gaining-ground-public-art-commissions.pdf

This is a two stage commission process. Stage 2 will comprise of a limited competition with up to five artists/arts groups directly invited to make submissions. Shortlisted individuals or teams will be requested to provide more detailed analysis of the concept, ideas, methodology and finances of their proposal in Stage 2.

A selection panel will include representation from; Clare County Council, and representation from local and national organisations as well as independent artists / arts organisations.

For further information email:
Sally O’Leary: aspreyarts@gmail.com
Clare Arts Office: arts@clarelibrary.ie
Tel: 065 689 9091


Open Call | Public Art Proposals for Festival of Thrift 2018, UK

Application deadline: 5 February

Public artwork proposals are invited for the wider programme around Festival of Thrift, which takes place in September 2018. The festival itself will take place in Kirkleatham, Redcar, these commissions are intended to extend the reach of the event across the Tees Valley.

Artists are asked to respond to the broad theme of future sustainability – proposals which explore aspects of the ecology, technology, landscape, history or industries of the Tees Valley will be particularly welcomed. Proposals can be for new commissions, existing works or adaptations.

The works selected will be sited in accessible locations in the Tees Valley open to the public for up to a week during May Bank holiday 2018 (May 28th week). Additional online presence will be encouraged. There is a fee of £5,000 plus expenses.

For an application pack and for further details please email: festivalofthrift@gmail.com

festivalofthrift.co.uk


Per Cent for Art Commission | Fran O’Toole Bridge, Bray, Wicklow

Application deadline: 9 February 2018

Outlining a unique opportunity for national and international artists to develop a proposal for a Wicklow County Council Per Cent for Art Scheme commission for the linear walkway beginning at the Fran O’Toole Bridge, Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland.

This commission presents a challenging and exciting opportunity to deliver a new site-specific artwork. Wicklow County Council are seeking proposals for an imaginative, contemporary work to engage the public, sited within a new civic amenity that has been developed as part of the Flood Defence Scheme.

The budget available to the successful artist or team for the project will be €65,000.

Artists brief: FOT Brief – December 2017
For more information please follow this link to find the brief and other relevant supporting documents: drive.google.com/open

The selection process will take the form of a one stage competition. The selection panel will be comprised of: Tim Austens (Landscape Architect), Liam Bourke (Senior Executive Engineer, Wicklow Co. Council), Des O’Brien (Wicklow Co. Council), Ruairi Ó Cuív (Public art consultant), Jennie Guy (Curator / Project Manager), Eilís Lavelle, (Curator / Project Manager), Jacquie Moore (OPW), Aisling Prior (Public art consultant) and an independent artist.

Site Visit:
There will be a site visit on 12th January 2018 from 11am until 12pm followed by a meeting in Bray Municipal Buildings from 12:15pm to 1:15pm. This meeting will give interested parties an opportunity to visit the site and ask questions to a selection of Wicklow County Council staff and curators, Jennie Guy and Eilís Lavelle, who are project managing the commission on behalf of the County Council.

Proposals to be submitted in soft-copy to the curators via email and in hard copy delivered to:

Eilís Lavelle/ Jennie Guy
c/o Wicklow County Arts Office,
Bray Municipal
Buildings,
Bray,
Co. Wicklow.

Queries to jennieguy@mac.com or eilislavelle@gmail.com.


Open Call | Bodies With Organs Commission, Dorset County Hospital, UK

Deadline for applications: 14 January

Arts in Hospital and the Organ Donation Fund of Dorset County Hospital wish to commission new artwork that engages people in some way with the idea of organ donation. We are seeking an unusual, creative and innovative approach to this subject that provokes conversations, debate on the subject and raises awareness of organ donation amongst the public.

The total budget for the art work is £10,000. This must include artist’s fees, all materials and fabrication costs, travel and expenses for the scheme as a whole. However further resources may be available for ancillary work such as landscaping, planting or physical artwork enablement.

To apply for this commission please send an up to date CV, a selection of up to 10 images of recent work or projects and a statement setting out your interest in the project with any initial thoughts about how you might approach it. Three shortlisted artists will be asked to interview week commencing 12th of February 2018 (precise date tbc) at Dorset County Hospital.

For more information and to apply online: curatorspace.com//bodies-with-organs-artist-commission/1862


Per Cent for Art Commission | Glanmire Community College, Cork

Application deadline: 12 February, 5pm

Glanmire Community College invites applications for a Per Cent for Arts competition arising from the construction of a new extension completed in 2016. The commissioned artwork is to be installed in a large second level (post-primary) school in Glanmire, Co.Cork.

Glanmire Community College is a co-educational secondary school located in Glanmire, Co.Cork. Opened in 1997 it has expanded to over 1,000 students. It is situated in a rural setting, on a spacious 12 acre site and equipped with modern buildings and facilities. The motto of the school ‘Ní neart go cur le chéile’ translates to ‘a chain is only as strong as its weakest link’ or simply put UNITY.

The Budget for the commision is €35,000 (including VAT and all expenses).

For Artists Brief and Application Form, click here: Glanmire Community College BRIEF

This is a two stage commission process. A detailed project proposal is not required at stage 1.

Applicants will submit the following material for Stage 1:

1. Completed application form (hardcopy or USB) (See below)
2. An up to date C.V (hardcopy or USB)
3. Selection of images of recent work (hardcopy or USB)
4. A type written one page plan outlining general ideas for the commission
5. Two to four drawings, illustrations or other materials for the purpose of communicating the artistic concept of the proposed work
6. Examples of previous commisions or references.

The selection panel will be comprised of members of the school faculty, a representative from the parents council, a member of the board of management, the Cork County Council Arts Officer, the school architect and an independent artist.

Stage 2:
The selection panel will short list between 3 and 5 artists from expressions of interest received. Submission details for Stage 2 will be sent to short listed artists.
Shortlisted artists will prepare and deliver fully developed and budgeted proposals for assessment. A development fee of €500 (inc. vat and all other charges) will be provided to each of the shortlisted artists.

Please note all submissions should be posted in hard copy to:

Per Cent for Art Scheme,
Glanmire Community College,
Glanmire, Co.Cork.

Enquiries to: ronan.mccarthy@glanmirecc.ie
School telephone: (021) 4822377
School website: http://www.glanmirecc.ie/


Public Art Commission | St. James’s Hospital Commemorative Artwork

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications: Monday 8 January, 12 noon

St. James’s Hospital (SJH) is seeking expressions of interest from Professional Artists with experience in the area of creating Permanent Artworks, whose practice is also informed by engaging with communities.

The brief is to create a site-specific interactive Permanent Artwork work for the main foyer of SJH, Dublin to represent the Cancer Genetics Art Exhibit Project in commemorating the contribution of SJH to the discovery of the BRCA2 gene (see Artists Brief).

The total anticipated budget for the project is €60,000. Please note that this project is subject to funding approval.

For Artist Brief and Application Form click here: Stage1 Project Brief & Application

The selection process will take the form of a Two Stage Open Competition. It is open to all interested professional artists at any stage of their career or experience. Selection will be based on the information supplied and how that establishes the competence of the artists to carry out this commission. No designs or detailed proposals are required at Stage 1.

Artists are invited to express their interest in being considered for this project at the first stage of this commission. Artists may do this by completing the application form and submitting a CV and images / details of recent relevant works / projects.

From the completed Stage 1 applications; a shortlist of artists will be selected by panel jury. Stage 2 short-listed artists will be paid a concept and maquette development fee of €250 to work on a detailed proposal for final selection. A Stage 2 brief will be available to shortlisted artists and a site visit is an expected component of this stage.

The Selection Panel will consist of two / three members of the Public Art Working Group and two Professional Artists and will be chaired by the Curator / Project Manager.

It is anticipated that the project will be of nine months duration to commence during Spring 2018 (subject to funding approval) and reach completion by December 2018.

Applicants can make enquiries regarding the commission to Rina Whyte, email rinawhyte@yahoo.com or by telephone + 353 87 238 9591.


Open Call | Public Art Commissions Sacred Heart Hospital

Deadline for Stage 1 submissions: Friday 5 January 2018.

The HSE and the management of the Sacred Heart Hospital Castlebar Co Mayo wish to invite proposals for site specific art work, these pieces of art will be positioned in the newly constructed 74 bedded hospital which is currently under construction with a view for completion by the end of 2017. The funding for this project has been kindly funded by the Per cent for Art Scheme.

Value €55,000 split into 3 projects
The budget covers design, materials and fabrication costs, and installation costs and all other associated costs including V.A.T

View Artists Brief here: www.hse.ie/sacred-heath-per-cent-for-art-brief.pdf

No specific theme, or outcome, is prescribed for this commission, however the preferences are that it impacts positively on the quality of the residents lives incorporating the spirit and ethos of today’s care delivery with an acknowledgement of the hospitals rich and varied history. All art forms will be considered.

The art work is required by Autumn 2018.

This is a two stage open competition. Artists will be selected on the basis of their submission.

Stage 1 submissions must contain:
1. CV and relevant examples of previous work
2. Costings of the project
3. Concept of the art work
4. Supply minimum of 2 A4 drawings or alternative expression to communicate
the concept of the art work

Stage 2 shortlisted artists will be invited to develop proposals in more detail and an honorarium of €500 will be paid to each shortlisted artist.

Selection panel
The panel will consist of the Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, Estates Project Manager, a Resident and two external artists with public art commissioning experience.

Site visits will be facilitated on Wednesday 6th December 2017 at 10am. by appointment only.

Please contact Claire McGinley on 094 9051701 or via email claire.mcginley@hse.ie to confirm attendance at the site visit, or for any further queries.


Open Call | East Community Centre, London, Ontario, Canada

Application deadline: 15 December

The London Arts Council (Canada) is seeking to commission an artist or artist-led team to create a permanent new creation to be integrated into the site of the East Community Centre, a multi-purpose recreation facility to be opened in early 2019. The commissioned artist(s) will be expected to complete the project by spring 2019. This project is administered by the London Arts Council on behalf of the City of London’s Culture Office as part of the City of London Public Art Program and funded by the City of London.

The goals of the project include:

  • Supporting and enhancing the goals of the East Community Centre in providing a neighbourhood hub and destination centre for the East and Southeast area of London and in maximizing the potential for indoor and outdoor social space.
  • Enlivening the outdoor social spaces of the East Community Centre and engaging the community in an enhanced visitor experience.
  • Promoting the economic development and cultural identity of the neighbourhoods served by the East Community Centre.
  • Building strong community connections by providing artistic expression of the cultural diversity of the surrounding communities.
  • Providing accessible art that is relevant to London and Londoners through daily living, work, and play.

Budget
Up to $67,000.00 is the total amount available for all related expenses of this Public Art project, including (but not limited to) artist fees, site preparation and restoration, technical consultation, travel to the site, fabrication, insurance, installation, permit fees, documentation, all applicable taxes, etc.

For more information about this opportunity visit londonarts.ca/call-to-artists-ecc


Commission | Expansion and Arts Court Redevelopment Project, Ontario, Canada

Stage 1 Deadline Date: Tuesday 14 November, 4pm

The City of Ottawa invites artists and artist teams to submit qualifications for consideration to design, fabricate and install a permanent site-specific artwork for the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) Expansion and Arts Court Redevelopment Project. This two-stage competition is held in accordance with the Public Art Policy.

Budget: $385,000.00 in Canadian Dollars + HST

The Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) Expansion and Arts Court Redevelopment project is part of a long-standing vision for the revitalization of Ottawa’s downtown. It will provide a new Ottawa Art Gallery and help raise the profile of Arts Court as the City of Ottawa’s downtown arts centre, located on Daly Avenue in the heart of Downtown Rideau’s retail, arts and theatre district, surrounded by the University of Ottawa, the Rideau Centre, the Convention Centre, and steps away from the Rideau Canal, National Arts Centre, Byward Market and new LRT stations.

For more information, please review the full Call to Artists: Ottawa Arts Gallery (OAG) Expansion and Arts Court Redevelopment Project online: ottawa.ca/arts-heritage-and-culture//public-art
or contact Melissa.black@ottawa.ca


Open Call | Commission for Drogheda Arts Festival 2018

Deadline: November 11 2017 at 4pm

DROGHEDA ARTS FESTIVAL 2018 | Artist Commission
Commission Award: Maximum €5000

Call for proposals from professional artists, arts collectives, and arts companies based in the North East and working in any genre to support the presentation of new work at the Drogheda Arts Festival in May 2018.

This commission is open to professional artists at any stage in their career looking to present new work in a festival setting. The aim of the commission is to assist artists living in the North East region to present new work and develop their professional practice. This new work can take any form – including visual arts interventions (please note both Highlanes Gallery and Droichead Arts Centre are already programmed, so all visual arts proposals should be outside of these two spaces), performance of new music compositions, scripted theatre, off-site dance, and everything in between – we are not prescriptive about in the manner in which you work, only that the work is new, ambitious, and professional.

www.theatreforum.ie/jobs-board/view/jobs/jobaction/show/job/drogheda-arts-festival-2018-artist-commission/


Commission | The Grainstore, dlr’s Youth Arts Facility, Cabinteely Park

The closing date for submissions: Thursday 2 November, 5pm

Applications are invited for a commission for the creation of new artwork connected to the Grainstore, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Youth Arts Facility located at Cabinteely Park.

The budget for the commission is €20,000 inclusive.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council are looking for an artist(s) or organisation with experience of working collaboratively and a flexible approach towards working with young people. They are open to a broad range of artistic disciplines, including visual arts, film, animation, digital arts, performing arts, sound art. The outcome of the commission must be centred in the Grainstore and there should be scope for the wider public to share in this. In addition there must be some outcome that takes place in the Studio, dlr LexIcon. The selected artist(s) should engage directly with young people from the area.

A site visit will take place at 11.00am on Friday 6 October for interested applicants.See the full brief on the dlr arts webpage for details on how to apply: dlrcoco.ie/en/arts/public-art


Open Call | Alderville First Nation Commemorative Public Art Project, Ontario, Canada

Application deadline: Wednesday, 1 November, 3pm

The Corporation of the City of Kingston, Cultural Services Department invites expressions of interest from artists or artist teams interested in working with the Alderville First Nation and the City of Kingston to develop an artwork in Lake Ontario Park. The artwork will commemorate the history and ongoing connection of the Mississauga people of Alderville First Nation with the land now known as the City of Kingston.

Artists who work in a diverse range of mediums as well as contemporary and customary (traditional) disciplines are welcome to apply. We welcome artists and/or team members with Anishinaabeg ancestry and all First Peoples. This public art call is held in accordance with the City of Kingston Public Art Policy.

An artwork proposal is not requested at this time. Through this RFI process, the City of Kingston will identify up to five artists or artist led teams who will be invited to interview with the City and members of the Alderville First Nation, and receive a Request for Proposal and a stipend of $2000.00 to produce a design concept, as well as travel to the City of Kingston for an interview with first nation and city representatives.

Please contact Taylor Norris, Public Art Coordinator for the City of Kingston for a copy of the RFI. Any inquiries or clarification regarding this Request for Information shall be directed, by email, by 3:00:00 p.m., October 1st, 2017 to:

Taylor Norris, Public Art Coordinator, Cultural Services
Community Services
Email: tnorris@cityofkingston.ca

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Commission | Ottawa Art Gallery Expansion (OAG) and Arts Court Redevelopment Project, Canada

Application deadline: Tuesday 14 November, 4pm

The City of Ottawa invites artists and artist teams to submit qualifications for consideration to design, fabricate and install a permanent site-specific artwork for the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) Expansion and Arts Court Redevelopment Project. This two-stage competition is held in accordance with the Public Art Policy.

Budget: $385,000.00 in Canadian Dollars + HST

The Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) Expansion and Arts Court Redevelopment project is part of a long-standing vision for the revitalization of Ottawa’s downtown. It will provide a new Ottawa Art Gallery and help raise the profile of Arts Court as the City of Ottawa’s downtown arts centre, located on Daly Avenue in the heart of Downtown Rideau’s retail, arts and theatre district, surrounded by the University of Ottawa, the Rideau Centre, the Convention Centre, and steps away from the Rideau Canal, National Arts Centre, Byward Market and new LRT stations.

Public art for the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) Expansion and Arts Court Redevelopment Project must be an iconic and significant presence representing the highest standards of contemporary artistic excellence. The artwork should attract people to the facilities and act as a dynamic beacon, reflecting OAG and Arts Court’s role as leading municipal arts facilities and hub for creativity, experimentation and collaboration in the arts. The artwork must be forward thinking and innovative and is encouraged to challenge our expectations of public art and architecture.

Design requirements for public art
Completed works of art shall:

  • Represent highest standards of contemporary artistic excellence
  • Be conceptually and visually innovative
  • Have a significant presence that attract visitors to the site
  • Speaks to the creative endeavours located within OAG and Arts Court
  • Be made of materials that are suitable to the environment, durable and require minimal maintenance
  • Be safe for the public
  • Comply with all building and electrical codes and bylaws

For more information, please review the full Call to Artists: Ottawa Arts Gallery (OAG) Expansion and Arts Court Redevelopment Project online here: ottawa.ca/en/residents/arts-heritage-and-culture/

Or contact Melissa Black, Public Art Officer at Melissa.black@ottawa.ca


Commission | Two Wall Mounted Artworks for The Innovation Factory, Belfast

Deadline for proposals: Friday 13 October, noon

The Project
To create two large artworks at the Innovation Factory in Belfast that reflect the rich and evocative entrepreneurial history of West Belfast and forward thinking future of the Innovation Factory and its customers, through an open competition which will be judged by a panel of key local stakeholders.

The Innovation Factory would like to commission two artworks that can either be mounted or applied to two walls at the Innovation Factory. They are seeking artists who would like to provide 1 or both of the artworks. This could be an individual or collaboration of artists. The most important element is that the artworks reflect innovation and enterprise within West Belfast, are engaging and eye catching – in keeping with the overall branding and fit out of the Innovation Factory.

The Innovation Factory is the newest business community in Belfast – and attracts national and international customers. Based on the previous site of Mackie International, this renovated factory space has now returned to its employment roots by offering a future for entrepreneurial spirit. With flexible, leased space and bespoke business advice in the heart of a well-connected, booming city.

Please read the artists brief for full details here: Artwork for IF Competition Brief-

The Budget
The total budget for both artworks is £5,000 inclusive of design, materials and time.

Judging Criteria
In terms of scoring, below is how proposals will be evaluated:
• 40% artistic treatment
• 40% reflection of West Belfast heritage/future facing nature of Innovation Factory
• 20% cost

Enquiries
For all enquiries and to confirm attendance at the open house please contact Innovation Factory by either phone on 028 9590 2500 or by email at info@innovationfactoryni.com

http://www.innovationfactoryni.com


Commission | Allianz Arts + Business NI Awards Pieces Tender

Submission of initial design concepts: 9 October 2017

The Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards celebrate the best in creative partnerships between the business and arts sectors in Northern Ireland.

This glittering annual ceremony is the Arts & Business NI flagship event of the year and always attracts an impressive cross-section of approximately 250 high profile people from the worlds of business, arts, media and government across Northern Ireland.

Budget for 16 pieces is £3,200

Our theme this year is Partnership. We connect our business and arts member network in original and unexpected ways with amazing results. We find new ways for businesses to grow and arts organisations to flourish.

The partnership theme invites us to explore not only the types of relationships that exist between arts and business organisations, but also the breadth and diversity of the Arts in Northern Ireland.

We are looking for artworks that reflect this theme; however the brief leaves it open for the artist to interpret partnership in their own way, and medium, based on the brief outlined below

Briefing Notes

  • The award should be a high quality art piece interpreting the theme
  • The award pieces should reflect the 3-way relationship between Arts & Business NI, Business and the Arts
  • It should reflect the quality, creativity and style of the Allianz Arts & Business Awards event
  • The piece must be suitable for display in a business office or boardroom
  • The piece can be free standing or wall mounted
  • The award should be sufficiently light-weight and compact, yet also robust, for the purpose of being handed from one person to another during the awards presentation
  • The design should include a surface for engraving purposes

It is essential that in addition to being functional, the pieces stand out as being unusual and imaginative pieces of art

The design must be capable of being replicated 16 times (16 pieces are required).

Submissions for applications:

Post: Sarah Mackey, Arts & Business NI, Bridge House, 2 Paulett Avenue, Belfast, BT5 4HD
Email: s.mackey@artsandbusinessni.org.uk

For more information on the Awards please go to www.artsandbusinessni.org.uk
or contact Maeve McKervey m.mckervey@artsandbusinessni.org.uk or 028 90 735 150


Public Art Commissioning Programme | Fingal County Council Infrastructure 2017-2021

Deadline for submissions: 28 September, 5pm.

Fingal County Council has launched its Public Art Commissioning Programme, Infrastructure 2017-2021, as part of the Creative Ireland Programme. This programme endeavours to bring art to the public in a new and exciting way, and to the highest standard.

Infrastructure is open to artists working across all art forms, providing routes to public participation and engagement through four commissioning strands. The Public Art Awards offer artists the opportunity to produce flagship projects, which can represent Fingal at national and international level. The Co-Production strand encourages artists to collaborate with communities, creating work that speaks to their place or activities.

The People’s Purchase strand will be a ‘community collection’, promoting discussion on submitted work and its suitability to become part of a local public meeting place. The Buildings & Public Spaces Panel invites submissions for work within the built environment, with potential of permanent commissions in public spaces county-wide.

Commissions will be awarded by open competition, with selections being made by panels comprised of artists, curators and public representatives from Fingal’s Public Participation Network and Fingal County Council. The extensive artist brief has been devised by Fingal County Council’s Public Art Co-ordinator Caroline Cowley and Curator Aisling Prior who collectively bring a wealth of public art commissioning experience to the field.

For a copy of the brief and application form contact Caroline Cowley, Public Art Co-ordinator caroline.cowley@fingal.ie or visit www.fingalarts.ie/infrastructure.

Further information on Fingal’s Creative Ireland Programme can be obtained by emailing creativefingal@fingal.ie or calling 01 8905097.


Percent for Art Commission | Gaelscoil Riabhach Loughrea, Co. Galway

Application deadline: Friday 29 September, 12 noon.

Budget €29,000

Guidelines, click here: Stage 1 Project Brief and Application Form

Gaelscoil Riabhach’s Public Art Working Group have made the decision to commission Permanent Artworks for both the internal and exterior spaces of their new school. The exterior artwork to help express their welcoming identity, visualise their presence and help to express their vision.

They wish the artist(s) to engage meaningfully with as many of their 183 students as is possible as part of this process. Various approaches and levels of engagement are welcomed as part of this Per Cent for Art project. Collaborative partnerships are also welcome, should artists wish to partner with another artist for this project.

Fluency in the Irish language is not a requirement to be considered for this commission, however, the artist(s), the process and final artworks should be cognisant of and sympathetic to the central role of the Irish language in the school and the school’s identity.

It must be noted that the new school building is ‘on site’ at present with an estimated completion date of October, 2017.

The Commissioning Process:
The selection process will take the form of a Two Stage Open Competition. It is open to all interested professional artists at any stage of their career or experience. Selection will be based on the information supplied, establishing the competence of the artists to carry out this commission. No designs or detailed proposals are required in Stage 1.

From the completed Stage 1 applications; a shortlist of artists will be selected by panel jury. The Selection Panel will consist of two / three members of the Public Art Working Group and two Professional Artists and will be chaired by the Curator / Project Manager.

Stage 2 short listed artists will be paid a concept development fee of €150 to work on a detailed proposal for final selection. A Stage 2 brief will be available to shortlisted artists and a site visit is expected at this stage.

Stage 1 application form and supporting information should be returned HARD COPY to the address below:

Per Cent for Art Commission
Rina Whyte
C/O The Principal,
Gaelscoil Riabhach
Loughrea
Co. Galway

Queries:
Applicants can make enquiries regarding the commission to Rina Whyte, email rinawhyte@yahoo.com or by telephone + 353 87 238 9591.


Open Call | Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Caterpillar Commission 2017

Application deadline: Wednesday 13 September, 12 noon.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office is looking to commission a new interactive arts based experience for pre-school children based in Ballyogan Community Childcare Service. This commission is grant aided by the Arts Council and Creative Ireland.

The successful applicant/s will engage with children (from 1-5 years) and early childhood educators from the Ballyogan Community Childcare Service to learn from, be inspired by and develop their ideas. It gives the successful applicant/s time to reflect on and develop the work with their target audience.

DLR envisage awarding 1 commission to a maximum of €12,000.

For more information email: mdavey@dlrcoco.ie or phone (01) 2362756

www.dlrcoco.ie//caterpillar-commission-call-out-july-2017


Per Cent for Art Commission | Wicklow Educate Together National School

The closing date for applications: 29 September, 12 noon

Wicklow Educate Together National School (WETNS) have recently moved to a brand-new premises located on the outskirts of Wicklow Town. The school is delighted to have been provided with a budget to commission works of art under the Per Cent for Art Scheme funded by the Department of Education and Science. Artists are invited to tender for the project in a two stage process as outlined in the artists brief. WETNS are proud of the school ethos and its unique identity and are eager that our new building and grounds should come to reflect that identity. The addition of art to our new building is an important step in this process. WETNS’s Percent for Art Group are looking for submissions for art for their students and staff that will inspire all, enlighten the children and reflect the ethos of the school and instil pride in the children.

Click link to download Artists Brief and Application Form here: Artists Brief + Application Form

Budget: €36,500 (inclusive of VAT)

Site Visit
There will be an open day for site visits on Saturday 24th June 2017. Please email Percentforart@wicklowetns.com for details.

Stage 1
Artists are invited to express their interest in being considered for this project. Artists may do this by completing the application form (attached) and by submitting the following:

• Preliminary sketches and ideas (as this is stage 1 of the process, detailed proposals are not required).
• A CV and examples outlining details of relevant previous work if applicable.

Please note that all submissions should be posted in hard copy to:

“Public Art Commission”
Wicklow Educate Together National School,
Hawkstown Road,
Wicklow Town

Stage 2
From the completed Stage 1 applications, a shortlist of artists will be selected by panel jury. The Selection Panel consists of members of WETNS staff, parents and community representatives and an independent artist. Stage 2 short listed artists will be paid a concept development fee of €150 to work on a detailed proposal for final selection. The award of the commission will be made following receipt of the stage 2 applications.

Queries
Applicants can make enquiries regarding the commission to Percentforart@wicklowetns.com

www.wicklowetns.com


Deadline Reminder | Thomas “Big Tom” Mc Bride Sculpture, Monaghan

Application deadline: 30 August, 5pm

Monaghan County Council have formed a committee and are seeking expressions of interest from artists of all levels of experience in creating a statue to be situated outside the Market House, Market Square, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan. See artists brief for site location.

The piece is to celebrate the achievements of Thomas “Big Tom” Mc Bride and his contribution to music locally and nationally. The commissioners are seeking a figurative bronze sculpture of Big Tom as it is to be a permanent fixture and should require minimum maintenance.

Budget
The total budget available for the artwork is €85,000 (inclusive of VAT).

The Artists Brief for the commissioning of this sculpture can be found by clicking on the following link: monaghan.ie/arts/2017/07/14/big-tom-celebrative-statue/

Applications
This is a Two Stage commission process. €500 will be made available to the artists selected for Stage 2, who will be invited to present their proposals to the Selection Panel.
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