Category: Commissions


Per Cent for Art Commission | Our Lady’s Secondary School, Belmullet, Co. Mayo.   Recently updated !

The closing date for tenders: Wednesday, 12 April, 12 noon.

Our Lady’s Secondary School invite submissions for a sculptural piece’ (fixed, permanent), an external or internal sculpture or another art expression that which will enhance the school building and enrich the daily experience of the school community including students, staff, parents and the visitors to the school.

The Commissioners require this commission to represent the school and/or the Erris Region’s rich cultural heritage. The theme of the artwork should reflect the past history of the school and/or the Erris area and be part of the future history of the school and its ethos. The artwork should be relevant now and in the future for the new generations that will inhabit this site.

The Artist is required to create an original artwork that is permanent, durable, easily maintained and secure. The artwork should be distinctive, interesting and complement the wonderful design of the new school building.

Budget: €35,000 (inclusive of VAT)

Site visit:
The school will be made available for site visits for interested applicants on Friday 3rd of March 2017 from 10:00am.
Ring 097 81157 to book an appointment.

Artists brief here: OLSS PUBLIC ART BRIEF

Submission:
Submission is open to all interested professional artists at any stage of their career or experience.
Submission for this commission must include:

1. Curriculum Vitae
2. An outline proposal and concept for the project,
3. Detailed sketches displaying the proposal, minimum 2 x A3 drawings or alternative expression.
4. Detailed budget breakdown, inclusive of all costs, including tax and insurance details (public liability cover indemnifying the school), as well as material and fabrication costs, design costs, artist fee, transport and site costs.

The artist must be tax compliant.
All submissions must comply with relevant Health and Safety regulations.

The Commissioners reserve the right to commission at stage one, or to shortlist for a Stage 2 process. If shortlisting does apply, Stage 2 submissions will be required by ​Friday 28th April ​and each shortlisted candidates will receive €250.00 towards their Stage 2 submission.

Submissions in hardcopy marked “ OLSS – Public Art ” should be returned to;

The Public Arts Working Group,
Our Lady’s Secondary School,
Budget: €35,000 Belmullet,
Co. Mayo.

Late submissions will not be accepted.


Commission | ilDÁNA Irish Language Arts Documentary Scheme from TG4

Deadline: 10 March, 5pm

Fógraíonn Ionad Scannánaíochta na Gaillimhe i gcomhar le TG4 agus An Chomhairle Ealaíon ‘ilDÁNA’.

Galway Film Centre in association with TG4 and the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon are delighted to announce the launch of ‘ilDÁNA’.

Tá ‘ilDÁNA’ cruthaithe le tacú le léiriú cláracha faisnéise teilifíse ar shaol agus déantús na n-ealaíon in Éirinn inniu. Beidh deis ag scannánóirí faoin scéim saothar faoi leith a chruthú faoin scéim a chuirfidh le saibhreas phríomhsceideal cláir TG4 agus a bhéas tionchar orthu ar lucht féachana leathan, náisiúnta.

‘ilDÁNA’ is designed to support the production of landmark creative documentary films on the arts in Irish. ‘ilDÁNA’ will provide film-makers with an opportunity to make distinctive ambitious works to enrich the TG4 primetime programme schedule and have a national impact with audiences.

Films commissioned for ‘ilDÁNA’ will provide a definitive creative treatment of their arts subject. All artistic disciplines will be considered. Contemporary subjects are preferred but contemporary treatments of historical works may also be considered. Two films will be funded with a budget of up to €80,000 each in the first season of the scheme. Both will launch with a dedicated cinema screening and will have a theatrical window before broadcast to a primetime TG4 audience in Spring 2018.

Full information attached and also available on: www.galwayfilmcentre.ie/2017/01/18/commissioning-round-for-ildana/

Cliceáil anseo le haghaidh breis eolais:
www.galwayfilmcentre.ie/2017/01/18/babhta-coimisunaithe-ildana/


Percent for Art Commission | Scoil Uí Mhuirí, Dunleer, Co. Louth

Stage 1 Deadline: Monday 13 March, 12 noon

Permanent Artwork with Student Engagement
Budget €31,000

Scoil Uí Mhuirí’s Public Art Working Group have made the decision to commission an interactive / functional permanent artwork(s) for their students and staff in an outdoor space with engagement of some of their 650 students in the process as part of their Per Cent for Art project. The space the group have identified for the artwork(s) has been primarily considered as a communal space for their students between the existing school and the new extension.

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

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 submission of a CV and images / details of recent relevant works / projects.

Stage 2
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 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.

Selection Panel
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.

Artists Biref
For more information and application form see: Scoil Ui Mhuire Stage 1 Project Brief and Application

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


Deadline Extended | Ennis Street Arts Festival 2017 Commission Opportunity

esaf-logo-2017-smallDeadline extended: 27 January, 5pm

The Ennis Street Arts Festival in collaboration with Clare County Council Arts Office is offering two individual commissions for visual artists for the production and presentation of a Street Arts Project during the Ennis Street Arts Festival 2017.
The two chosen projects will each receive €1000 plus they will be offered support in the form of a mentoring fund of up to €500 to assist them with their own artistic development goals.
This is a fantastic opportunity for both emerging and established artists to showcase a professional street art project to a wide and varied audience, and to gain access to professional mentoring to help them with their own artistic development.

For more informations please visit www.ennisstreetfestival.com where you can download guidelines and an application form.

 


Open Call | Public Art Commission, Doe Lea, Bolsover, Derbyshire

doe_lea_public_art_location_copyDeadline for applications: Monday 9 January, 9am

To create an ambitious and contemporary permanent artwork at a key location at the entrance to the village of Doe Lea, in Bolsover, Derbyshire. The artwork must both acknowledge the heritage of the village, whilst firmly looking to and celebrating the future for the Doe Lea community. The artwork will help to create a sense of place and will welcome both residents and visitors alike to Doe Lea and the wider Bolsover district.

Beam has been appointed by Bolsover District Council to deliver the commissioning of this new Artwork for the village of Doe Lea funded through section 106 monies from recent residential development.

Beam’s approach encompasses a broad definition of public art. Public Art is a specific process and a way of engaging with art, artists, communities and public space.

The total fee for the commission is £65,000 plus VAT (if applicable)

This fee includes engagement workshops, concept design, detailed design, production, materials, installation (including foundations as applicable), public works, attendance at meetings and all other costs associated with the work / any subsidiary commissions and expenses.

Shortlisted artist interviews – Wednesday 8 February
Following interview a maximum of 3 artists will be invited to prepare concept proposals

Concept Stage
A maximum of 3 artists will be commissioned to undertake the development of a concept design for the commission. A fee of £1,500 will be available to develop this concept. One Artist will be selected to deliver on their concept.

To read the full brief and to apply visit: www.curatorspace.com/opportunities/detail/doe-lea-public-art-commission/953


Per Cent for Art Commission | St. Fintina’s Post Primary School, Longwood, Co. Meath

st-fintinas-post-primary-school-longwood-co-meathDeadline for Stage 1 Applications: 3 February, 12 noon.

St. Fintina’s Post Primary Public Art Working Group have made the decision to commission a permanent artwork(s) with engagement of some of their 300 students for their school for their staff, students and community as part of their Per Cent for Art project. The new school will be ready in February, 2017. The plans for the new school are available on the school website: www.stfintinas.ie/index.php/new-school/ground-floor

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.

Total budget: €43,000.

Artists Brief and Application Form: st-fintinas-brief-application

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 submission of a CV and images / details of recent relevant works / projects.

Stage 2
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 development fee of €200 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.

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


Commission | Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Northamptonshire, UK

screen-shot-2016-11-30-at-15-52-27Deadline for applications: 11 December

Fermynwoods Contemporary Art invite artists with experience of working in the public realm to develop a series of site-specific artworks.

The artwork must create a visual or narrative link between three villages which are being built as part of a development project in Corby, Northamptonshire. A shortlist of artists will be selected from Expressions of Interest and will be invited to visit the site in January. The shortlisted artists will be paid a Fee of £500 to develop a full proposal. The total budget to realise the commissioned work includes an artist fee of £3,000-£5,000 and a materials budget of £10,000-£12,000.

For more information and application details see: drive.google.com/file/d/0B-lNA283mKNfOU9iNU0zeHBQWm8/view


Per Cent for Art Commission | Ratoath College, Co. Meath

ratoath-collegeDeadline for Stage 1 applications: 20 January, 12 noon

Ratoath College Public Art Working Group have made the decision to commission a permanent artwork with engagement of art students for their school for their staff and 1,060 students as part of their Per Cent for Art project. It is envisioned that this overall artwork will be sited outside the building of the older part of their school. There is little space internally for permanent works and the new phase of the school building is ‘on site’ at present.

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.

Total budget: €65,000.

Artists Brief and Application Form: ratoath-college-stage-1-project-brief-application

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 submission of a CV and images / details of recent relevant works / projects.

Stage 2
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 development fee of €350 to work on a detailed proposal and maquette for final selection. A Stage 2 brief will be
available to shortlisted artists and a site visit is expected at this stage.

Selection Panel:
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.

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


Per Cent for Art Commission | St. Peter’s College, Dunboyne, Co. Meath

spc_logo-1Deadline for Stage 1 applications: Friday 20 January 2017, 12 noon.

St. Peter’s College Public Art Working Group have made the decision to commission a process led permanent artwork(s) with engagement of some of their 1,172 students for their school for their staff, students and community as part of their Per Cent for Art project.

Budget:
The total budget for the project is €19,000
Inclusive of all costs incurred in the production of the project / artwork.

Artists Brief and application form: St. Peter’s College-stage-1-project-brief-application-final

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.

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 submission of a CV and images / details of recent relevant works / projects.

Stage 2
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.

Selection Panel:
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.

Project Delivery Timeline:
It is anticipated that the project would commence during the Spring of 2017 and completion Summer / Autumn 2018.

This 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,
St. Peter’s College, Dunboyne,
Co. Meath

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


Open Call | Design Commission for Ceramic Artists 2017

Deadline for design submissions: 24 February

Mill Cove Galleries and Irish Ceramics are providing 10 artists with the opportunity to create unique ceramic works. Each artist will be commissioned to create 20-40 ceramic pieces. The amount of pieces will be decided by the galleries – minimum 10 and maximum 40 at the first stage. The maximum commission is €1,350 for 40 pieces.

Conditions of the Commission
This commission is open to anyone working in clay in Ireland (north or south).
The work must be original and of a high standard, both in presentation and content. Work that is below gallery standard in quality, finish and presentation cannot be acquired by the gallery.
Commissions should not have been previously exhibited and will be exclusive to the galleries for the period of the commission. Commissioned work that is exhibited in other venues in Ireland will forfeit your commission. The copyright will remain with the artist.

All enquiries regarding the Commission should be directed to John Goode.
Tel. 087 2436502 or email millcovegalley@gmail.com

http://www.millcovegallery.com


Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Caterpillar Commissions

dlrDeadline: Wednesday 30 November, 12 noon

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office with support from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Childcare Committee is looking to commission new interactive arts based experiences for pre-school children. These commissions are grant aided by the Arts Council.

The successful applicant/s will engage the children (from 1-5 years) and early childhood educators in one of our local community childcare facilities 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.

Please apply in writing clearly marking the application Caterpillar Commission and include 3 copies of the following:

  •  One A4 page statement outlining why you have applied for this commission and the relevance on work to date.
  •  Proposal outlining artistic ideas and approaches (no more than three typed A4 pages). Please clearly indicate how you would work with the children as co-creators to develop the work.
  •  Budget including proposed fee and other expenditure related to the creation of new work.
  •  Curriculum vitae (maximum 3 A4 pages).
  •  2 x References (must be relevant).
  • In addition please include one copy of supplementary materials – these may include reviews, programmes, images, etc.

DLR County Council Arts Office envisage awarding 2 commissions to a maximum of €7,500 each.

For more information see: www.dlrcoco.ie/sites/default/files/atoms/files/caterpillar_commissions_call_out.pdf

Queries to: mdavey@dlrcoco.ie


Percent for Art Commission | Beaufort College, Navan, Co.Meath

navanDeadline for Stage 1 applications: Friday 9 December, 12 noon

Beaufort College Public Art Working Group have made the decision to commission a permanent artwork in the form of a ‘Creative and Contemplative Space’ within their school for students and staff for their Per Cent for Art project. It is envisioned that this overall
artwork will be sited inside the building.

Budget:
The total budget for the project is €43,000.

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.

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 submission of a CV and images / details of recent relevant works / projects.

Stage 2
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 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.

Selection Panel:
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.

Brief
For full guidelines, brief and application form see: beaufort-college-stage-1-project-brief

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


Open Call | International Early Childhood Arts Commission 2016

early-childhood-artsClosing date for Stage 1 applications: Thursday 24 November, 12 noon

The four Dublin Local Authorities (Dublin City Council, Fingal County Council, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and South Dublin County Council) are working in partnership to invite applications for the creation of new artwork(s) of ambition, scale and depth for an early childhood audience.

This opportunity is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland’s Invitation to Collaboration Scheme and the four Dublin Local Authorities.

Brief
We are looking for individuals, collectives, organisations or companies to develop exciting and ambitious new artistic work for an early childhood audience. This audience includes children, parents and early childhood educators.

• We are open to all artforms.
• Proposals must have the capacity to present within each of the four local authority areas over the course of an agreed delivery schedule.
• Proposals must take into consideration that they will be required to perform/showcase in a variety of contexts including festival, professional arts space, library and childcare settings. (This element will need to be flexible and responsive to each local authority programme).
• We are open to collaborative approaches.
• We are inviting applications of between €20,000 and €50,000. Final budgets must be inclusive of VAT, full production costs and all other associated costs including the presentation of work in each Local Authority area. The budget amount will be inclusive of VAT whether VAT responsibility lies with the applicant/s or the commissioners.
• Artists are not required to be living in or from any of the four Dublin Local Authority administrative areas and may work with artists/collaborators from elsewhere in Ireland or internationally.
• Artists may apply from abroad, as well as from Ireland, and while artists are not expected to live in the county, they must be in regular contact and make regular visits.

Presentation and Discussion of Brief – 3 November 2016
A presentation by the four Dublin Local Authorities on the International Early Childhood Arts Commission will take place during the Dublin City Council Arts Office Development Day / Children’s Arts Sector, from 11.30-2.30, in the Lab. Places are limited for the performance and presentations, for booking please contact: liz.coman@dublincity.ie

This is a two stage open submission selection process.
Stage One:
Please apply in writing clearly marking the application ‘International Early Childhood Arts Commission’ and include 6 hard copies of the following:

• An expression of interest as to why you have applied for this opportunity and how you feel this proposal will develop the area of Early Childhood Arts within the Dublin region. (max 500 words)
• Please provide 3 examples of your work that are relevant to this commission. (max 500 words per example)
• An outline of artistic ideas and approaches for the commission. Please outline how the commission would have the capacity to present in each of the four Dublin Local Authorities.
(max 800 words)
• An indication of budget with a broad outline of expenditure (short-listed candidates will be asked for a detailed budget break-down).
• Please submit Curriculum Vitae/s of key personnel involved and company profile if relevant.

Stage Two:
A maximum of four of the highest scoring candidates from stage one (please note that the minimum qualifying mark is 80), will be invited to further develop their proposal and present at interview for phase two.
A fee of €500 will be paid to the short-listed candidates.

For full Artists brief see: www.dublincityartsoffice.ie/content/files/International_Early_Childhood_Art_Commission_-_briefing_document.pdf

For more information see the supporting document: www.dublincityartsoffice.ie/content/files/International_Early_Childhood_Art_Commission_Previous_Work.pdf

Stage one applicants are welcome to make general enquiries regarding the commission.
Queries should be sent to Orla Scannell: Tel: 01-4597834
Email: oscannell@sdublincoco.ie


Deadline Reminder | Per Cent for Art Commission | Cork City North West Quarter Regeneration

water-tower-copyDeadline: 2 November, 4pm

Introduction
Cork City North West Quarter Regeneration under their Capital Regeneration Programme has provided funding through the Percent for Art Scheme to undertake the management and realisation of a significant art commission for the area.

The Commission seeks to support new and exciting opportunities for artists to engage with communities through dynamic collaborative arts projects and responses led by artists.

The National Sculpture Factory will manage an open call for proposals to artists for the commission, with support from Create the national development agency for collaborative arts Ireland and a panel of independent advisors.

Artists will be supported at Stage 2 with introductions to communities and other stakeholders.
The commissioners intend to create a supportive enabling environment and the selected project/s may be supported to base themselves within the community for periods (work space/living space).

Communities
The brief seeks proposals from artists or collectives of creatives who wish to work collaboratively with communities of place.

You do NOT need to identity a specific community or group of interest at this stage of the proposal process however you may wish to identify a context area or suggested collaborators as part of your response.

Finance
The total value of the commission(s) is up to 75,000 euro. This budget is fully inclusive of all costs including fees to the artist/arts group, any necessary research, production/realisation, insurance, documentation and VAT.
You may wish to apply for the full amount or part of.
Short-listed artists will be paid an honorarium for completing Stage 2 of the submission process.

Selection Process

This is an open submission, competitive process in two stages:

Stage 1
Stage 1 is an open call from which artists will be short-listed, then briefed in detail and invited to make a more detailed proposal.
Stage 1 requires artists to make a written proposal to include an initial response to the context and opportunity and support materials, as follows:
• Names of the lead artist and if relevant other key members of the team
• Summary concept and approach to the commission
• Indication of potential collaborators and clear rationale for engagement and interest in the context of this opportunity.

Stage 2
Stage 2 will comprise of a limited competition with up to 8 artist’s/arts groups directly invited to make submissions. Short-listed individuals or teams will be fully briefed on site and will subsequently be requested to provide more detailed analysis of the concept, ideas, methodology and finances of their proposal. The selection panel, which will include representation of expertise in contemporary art practice, will make the final selection. Artists or teams may be invited to attend for interview before a final decision is made.

Time Scale
The intended time scale for the commission(s) is 12/18 months, from the date of signing the commission contract.

Closing date for Stage 1 Expressions of Interest – 4.00pm on Wednesday, 2 November 2016
Submissions marked Cork North Western Regeneration Commission and delivered to:
elma@nationalsculpturefactory.com
Elma O’Donovan
National Sculpture Factory
Albert Road
Cork
Ireland
All applications received by email and post will be acknowledged by email.
If emailing images please ensure they are compressed.

Applicants are requested to read the full content of the briefing document carefully as it contains important information pertaining to all stages of the commission.
Artist Brief: art_place_commission_-brief


Per Cent for Art Commission | Coláiste DeLacy, Ashbourne, Co.Meath

cdl_logoDeadline for applications: 11 November, 12 noon

Coláiste De Lacy Public Art Working Group have made the decision to commission a permanent artwork for their Per Cent for Art project. It is envisioned that this artwork will be sited externally to the building.

Please read the artist brief carefully, it includes guidelines and application form: stage-1-project-brief-application-form

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 submission of a CV and images / details of recent relevant works / projects.

Stage 2
From the completed Stage 1 applications; a shortlist of artists will be selected by panel jury. This panel, whose decision is final, has the right to clarify any issue which may arise in the course of selection. 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.

Coláiste De Lacy reserves the right not to proceed with any submissions received.

Selection Panel:
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.

Project Delivery Timeline:
It is anticipated that the project would commence during the winter of 2016 and completion / delivery be in winter 2017. The artist should demonstrate their ability to fulfil this timeframe. The final timeline will be agreed with the commissioned artist at contract stage.

Budget:
The total budget for the project is €23,500. This includes the costs of any materials, artist’s fees, design development, artists’ insurance, supply and installation, signage, travel, and any other costs incurred in the production of the project / artwork. The artist will be responsible for meeting all of these costs out of the total budget allocated.

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

www.colaistedelacy.ie


Deadline Reminder | DLR Roger Casement Memorial Commission

Sir_Roger_Casement_(6188264610)The deadline for Stage 1 applications is Friday 7 October 2016 at 12 noon.

Download the Artists Brief: Roger Casement Commission Brief

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council invites expressions of interest from artists for the creation of a new artwork to be situated in the newly developed Dún Laoghaire Baths area. The commission is to commemorate the life of Roger Casement and his particular significance to the local area.

Roger Casement was born in Sandycove, Co. Dublin on September 1, 1864. Casement was one of the most interesting Irishmen in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He held a number of consular appointments in various locations in Africa. During this time he investigated human rights abuses in the Belgian Congo. He later reported on the abuse of rubber workers in Brazil for which he was knighted in 1911. Casement later resigned from the Foreign Office and devoted his energies to Irish independence. Most notably he went to Germany to garner their support for a Rising in Ireland. On Good Friday 1916 he landed at Banna Strand, County Kerry, where he was immediately arrested. When he was transferred to London to stand trial his last sight of Ireland was from the boat at Dún Laoghaire harbour. He was found guilty of high treason and executed at Pentonville Prison on 3 August 1916.

The commissioners are seeking a representational sculpture of Casement. It is proposed to locate the commission at the end of the new jetty to be built in the Dún Laoghaire Baths area (see Architectural Plans in Brief). The brief does not specify the materials to be used; however, the preferred materials of the commissioning body are bronze, stone or concrete. The artwork is intended to be permanent and of high quality. The materials used should take into consideration the environmental demands of the site.

Budget
The total budget available for the artwork is up to €120,000 (inclusive of VAT).

Commission Process
This is a two-stage commission process. Stage 1 is open to any artists. A maximum of 4 artists will be shortlisted for Stage 2. Shortlisted artists will be paid a fee of €1,500 to develop Stage 2 proposals.

The selection panel will be comprised of 6 people, including representatives from DLR Memorial Committee, Arts Office, Architect Department and 2 independent professional artists.

Deadline
The deadline for Stage 1 applications is Friday 7 October 2016 at 12 noon.
Late submissions will not be accepted.

Applications
Applicants are requested to read the full content of the briefing document carefully as it contains important information pertaining to all stages of the commission.
Guidelines and Application Form: Roger Casement Commission Brief

Please note that all Stage 1 submissions should be posted in hard copy to:
Senior Executive Officer, Corporate Services
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
County Hall, Marine Road
Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Clearly marked: ROGER CASEMENT COMMISSION EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
Supporting images may be provided in electronic format on CD, DVD, or Memory Stick.

This project is administered by Visual Artists Ireland on behalf of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Queries
All queries should be sent by email to shelly@visualartists.ie or call 01 6729488


IN CONTEXT 4 – IN OUR TIME | ​Open Call for New Programme of Commissions

incontext4_logo_0d2a35-250x250Closing Date: 12pm Friday, 2nd December 2016.

South Dublin County Council through its public art programme for 2016 – 2019, IN CONTEXT 4 – IN OUR TIME, invites applications from artists and arts practitioners to become a part of this exciting programme of commissions.

IN CONTEXT 4 – IN OUR TIME aims to develop a public art programme, which will act as a gathering point and a catalyst for change. A programme that will create connections and collaborations between different areas of the county and between art, people.

IN CONTEXT 4 – IN OUR TIME will assert the role of the ‘artist as citizen’ and the ‘artist as leader’ by asking artists to inspire a future for the County that is connected to a sense of place, community belonging and civic awareness. We would like the programme to reflect on the history of the county, have an awareness of different audiences, diversity and explore excellence in all artistic disciplines and art forms.

Download the Artist Brief and Terms and Conditions at www.incontext4.ie/news/opportunities-open-call

IN CONTEXT 4- IN OUR TIME: Briefing and Information Day – 19th October 2016
An information and briefing meeting will be arranged for artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, artistic directors, curators, creative producers, arts and culture groups and community groups.

Diverse presentations and a questions and answers session will form an important part of this gathering. The meeting will take place at RUA RED, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, on Wednesday 19th October 2016, at 10.30am.

For more information contact: info@incontext4.ie
www.incontext4.ie/


Belshaw’s Quarry Sculpture Park Commission, Belfast

wdca-project-launch-caption-below-main-reportDeadline: 31 October 2016, midnight

Whitemountain & District Community Association (WDCA) has launched on 1 September 2016 a unique geologically themed sculpture park project. Phase One of the project (funded through the Alpha Resource Management Landfill tax credit scheme managed by Groundwork NI) comprises the creation and installation of up to eight human sized sculptures to be installed at Belshaw’s Quarry National Nature Reserve located on Benson’s Rd, Lisburn, Co.Antrim, BT28 3UU.

The fee will work out at approximately £5,000 per sculpture.

The approximately 3 hectares in area disused former Limestone Quarry site is open 24/7 to the public and is owned by Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA). The site is classed as an Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI) due to the number of publically accessible geological features spanning over 200 million years of Earth’s history.

The sculptures will connect art and geology in a manner that research suggests could make this project unique in Europe.

Phase 1 should be installed by March 2017 and phase 2 (funding dependent) by the end of 2017.

Further information will be placed on www.whitemountain.org.uk. To express interest and receive a full briefing pack, please reply in the first instance as soon as possible by e mail including some brief details of your past work in open public spaces. Deadlines for proposals per sculpture is 31 October 2016 with contract awards may be as early as mid November 2016.

www.whitemountain.org.uk


Port Perspectives | Open Call to Artists

port-perspectivesThe closing date for submissions: 5pm, 10 October 2016

‘Port Perspectives’ is a Dublin Port Company commission and open call to artists to create a series of original and innovative public artworks/installations. These commissions will be realised throughout 2017 and respond specifically to the built environment, local areas, history and context of Dublin Port.

The commissioned artworks will be part of a year-long programme of activity in 2017, which include an exhibition of works by the Belgian artist Eugeen Van Mieghem at Dublin City Gallery the Hugh Lane and a range of related arts education and engagement activities.

‘Port Perspectives’ is open to Irish and International artists in the areas of visual arts and film. There is an open category for artists and arts projects using other media that are keen to respond to Dublin Port Company’s commissioning brief. Proposals may be made for temporary and permanent artworks and a number of locations within Dublin Port have been selected as potential locations for commissioned work.

You can download the commissioning brief on www.businesstoarts.ie/portperspectives/
If you have any specific questions, please feel free to contact margarita@businesstoarts.ie.

 


Open Call | Socially Engaged Commission with Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Closing date: 27 January, 5pm

Commission Budget: €50,000
Location: Dublin North inner city area / Parnell Square and environs – Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and Create the national development agency for collaborative arts in Ireland are delighted to announce this major opportunity for a collaborative artist(s) to research and deliver a major new commission for Spring 2018. This commission will run from 2017 into 2018 and sets out to encourage meaningful and in depth engagement with communities of place and of interest as well as the distinct architectural, socio-political and cultural landscape of the North Inner City of Dublin.

The commission will focus on collaborative socially engaged arts practice and is open to artists and / or arts collectives born in or resident in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Finland, Hungary or Germany (partner countries within the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme).

The commission process will include a research period with the opportunity to develop a new work in collaboration with local and new communities in the surrounding area/ neighbourhood where Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane is located. The commission is in two phases Research and Development Strand March/April/May 2017 and Production June 2017 – June 2018.

Artists should have a track record and experience of working in the field of collaborative socially engaged practice. They should also demonstrate the ability to connect to and read the complexities of the local area. We particularly welcome proposals, which consider diverse ways to engage with both community and audience.

Application Process
Individual artists or artist collectives are invited to submit their proposals to Create at capp@create-ireland.ie by the closing date, applications received after this date will not be accepted.

Please submit your application as a single PDF and label your application to Create Hugh Lane Commission. Your application should include five A4 pages with the information listed at the weblink below.

Further details on application procedures:
www.create-ireland.ie/capp/open-call-for-a-socially-engaged-commission