Category: Commissions

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.

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:

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

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:

Or contact Melissa Black, Public Art Officer at

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

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

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

For more information on the Awards please go to
or contact Maeve McKervey 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 or visit

Further information on Fingal’s Creative Ireland Programme can be obtained by emailing 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
Co. Galway

Applicants can make enquiries regarding the commission to Rina Whyte, email 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: or phone (01) 2362756

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 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.

Applicants can make enquiries regarding the commission to

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.

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:

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.

Open Call | ilDÁNA Documentary Film Commissions

Deadline for applications: 20 October

TG4 and the Arts Council/an Chomhairle Ealaíon, in association with Galway Film Centre, are delighted to announce a new round of ‘ilDÁNA’. This is an exciting new opportunity for documentary film-makers to make a once-off, landmark and cinematic long-form documentary on the arts in Irish. Two projects will be selected with funding of €80,000 each for creative documentaries which will have both a theatrical window as well as a primetime TG4 broadcast. Film-makers are encouraged to be explore subject matter and approaches that are creative, inspired, distinctive and ambitious in scope to deliver a 60 to 70 minute film.

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.

Public Art Commission | James Prescott Joule Commissions, Greater Manchester

Application deadline: Monday 31 July, 5pm

Trafford Council are seeking expressions of interest for new permanent site-specific public artworks to be suited in Sale, Greater Manchester, commemorating 200 years since the birth of physicist James Prescott Joule.

They are seeking artists for two commissions. They are offering an artwork commission for a prominent ‘gateway’ location alongside an opportunity for a smaller commissioned artwork. They are looking for an artist with proven track record for the main ‘gateway’ artwork, with the smaller commission being open to an early career artist.

Indicative budgets are anticipated in the region of £30k-£40k for the main prominent artwork and up to £10-12k for the smaller commission.

Any queries can be emailed to or you can contact Stella Corrall on 07776384550.

For more information and application details:

Commission | Shannon Fisherman Archive Documentary Project

The deadline for submission of all requested material is 5pm Friday, 21 July 2017.

As part of the Creative Ireland Programme 2017-2022, Limerick Archives are working on a Shannon Fisherman Archive project and are pleased to invite expressions of interest from filmmakers to deliver a short documentary.

Limerick has a long fishing tradition and a unique relationship with the river Shannon from Doonass down to Scattery Island. The fishing takes place between these junctions, traditionally from Doonass to the lax weir in Corbally by the Abbey Fishermen. They lived mainly in the Abbey area of Limerick City, Sheep Street, Gaol Lane and Meat Market Lane.

Ardnacrusha disrupted this way of life when the Scheme altered the flow of the river. The tail race reduced the volume of water in the original course and when the turbines released flood water vast quantities were allowed to flow through the original channel. This meant the water was moving faster and it also changed the way the fish behaved. Old salmon patterns were disrupted as the salmon chose the fastest stream path and got caught in the turbines and killed meaning they could not reach their spawning beds way upriver. When they fry (babies) came down they got caught in the turbines also so the few that did get through were unlikely to successfully spawn young.

All groups fished with a draft net (from shore) and a drift net (from a boat). In 2006 the EU conservation policy saw major changes as the government bought the licences from the majority of the fishermen and it became illegal to use a net on the river.

We are looking for a filmmaker to deliver a documentary on the above practices. The film duration should be approximately 10 minutes.

Download the Full Project Brief, Timeline and Submission Requirements Here:

Please submit the expressions of interest to: with a following reference in the email subject line: Shannon Fisherman Archive Documentary.

Commission | Research and Development Phase for Children’s Hospital Group Public Art Programme

The closing date for Expressions of Interest is Wednesday, 19 July, 2pm.

The Children’s Hospital Group (CHG) invites Expressions of Interest from experienced artists to enter into a phase of Research and Development between August and October 2017 leading to proposals for a range of ambitious artworks that will be integrated into the new children’s hospital public realm spaces and its Paediatric Outpatient and Urgent Care Centres. This Research and Development Phase will be a stand-alone contract and the realisation of resulting proposals will be contracted separately.

An information meeting for artists will take place in the F2 Centre, Dublin 8 on 3 July at 3pm.

Artists selected for this phase of Research and Development will be paid a fee of €3000 inclusive of all costs including any fees, transport, expenses, materials, insurance, services required and any VAT that falls due to cost.

At the end of this Research and Development Phase, artists are asked to submit proposal(s) for artwork(s) in line with one or more of the commissions listed in this document. Proposals should include concepts, drawings, materials, methodologies, timelines and detailed costs.

The selection panel will select proposals for realisation in the second phase of the Public Art Programme which will span 2018 and 2021. The Board of the Children’s Hospital Group has committed to funding this second phase primarily through Philanthropy and therefore the production of these artworks will be contracted when Philanthropy is secured.

Interested artists should apply for the Research and Development Phase by emailing the following to

1. A two-page current CV which clearly identifies the artist’s experience of making work as part of
an art commissioning process
2. Documentation of past work in the form of 5 to 10 good quality images. All images should be captioned with title, materials, scale and name of commissioning body, if relevant. Please do not send website links in lieu of images.
3 A completed application form to include:

a) Full contact details
b) An indication of which of the commissions listed in this briefing document the artist is interested in
c) Names and full contact details of two relevant referees
d) A statement (no longer than 300 words) clearly outlining:

i. The artist’s reasons for wanting to enter into this Research and Development Phase and develop a proposal(s) for artwork(s) for the new children’s hospital and / or its Paediatric Outpatient and Urgent Care Centres
ii. early thoughts on approaches to the development of proposals

All the above should be compiled into one PDF document to be clearly marked with the artist’s name and contact details.
Artists may choose to send website links, video / audio clips, softcopy publications in addition to this material. However, due to time restrictions, the selection panel may not view these.

For more information and to download application form:

Public Art Commission | Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, Canada

Application deadline: 26 June

Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) invites professional artists to submit a proposal for the design, fabrication and installation of permanent public artwork at Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens that celebrates and embodies the spirit of the people of Niagara from our original First Nations inhabitants to today’s newcomers, our shared history and significant contribution to Ontario and Canada. The professional commissioned piece will become the launch of NPC ‘s public art strategy rooting new cultural exhibits within the Park. The project budget is $200,000.

The inspiration/theme of the art will recognize and celebrate ourselves as citizens of Ontario. Prompting viewers’ delight, the piece will provoke ideas related to nature and geology, diversity of social identities and yes, of course, the 150 years of the province and country. Located at the entrance plaza to Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, the artwork will connect with the location and NPC’s identity in a powerful and engaging way.

The winning professional submission will be commissioned to create the permanent outdoor art piece for project unveiling in the fall of 2017 at Rooted in the Garden.

For more information and application details:

Launch of Gaining Ground, Major New Public Art Programme Co. Clare

Thursday 15 June, 2pm

Re-Imagining our Futures through lasting Public Art Encounters
Clare County Council Public Art Programme 2017-2020

Clare County Council’s Arts Office is embarking on a new chapter in its encounter with Public Art. Gaining Ground is a major new Public Art Programme. The aim of the programme will be to utilize the pooled resources of the Per Cent for Art Schemes of Clare County Council and the Office of Public Works to maximise their potential. The programme comprising of four strands will take place in North and West Clare, Shannon and Ennis, between 2017-2020 and includes the projects:

1. ‘Legacy I and II’ – North Clare – 2017-2019 – 4 six-month residency projects will be selected to take place over a 2 year timeframe
2. ‘ Re-imagining the Rural’- West Clare – 2017-2018 –A single residency project will be selected to take place over a 1 year timeframe
3. ‘Dancing Together’ – Shannon – 2017-2018 – A single project will be selected to take place over a 1 year timeframe
4. ‘Reflections’ – Ennis – 2019-2020 – Publication and Symposium

The launch of Gaining Ground will be held at glór, Ennis, with guest speaker Annette Moloney (curator, public art specialist) and Rusangano Family. Following the launch, Siobhán Mulcahy (Arts Officer) and Sally O’Leary (Programme Co-ordinator) will be available to answer questions.

The programme has been devised to have a strong community ethos and therefore it is anticpated that both artists and community groups will be interested in attending the launch to learn more about the details of the programme.

Details available from; and or contact Sally O’Leary

Percent for Art Commission | Colaiste Ghlor na Mara, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin

Application deadline: Thursday 6 July, 12 noon

Coláiste Ghlór na Mara is an Irish language multi-denominational secondary school, located in a state of the art building on the Naul Road in Balbriggan.

Coláiste Ghlór invite expressions of interest from artists of all levels of experience in developing a new artwork for their school.

The total budget for the project is €64,000 (inclusive of all related costs)

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. 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. Stage 2 short listed artists will be paid a minimum concept development fee of €500 to work on a detailed proposal for final selection.

Selection Panel:
It is proposed that the selection panel will consist of the Principal, City Arts Officer, Professional Artist, 2 nominees each from the Board of Management, Staff and Parents Committee.

Download Artists Brief and Application Form here:

Applications should include:

  • Completed application form
  • Artists CV
  • Images / details of recent relevant works / projects.

should be returned HARD COPY to the address below:

Coimisiún don Chéatadán don Ealaín,
F/C Treasa Ní Mháthúna
Coláiste Ghlór na Mara,
Bóthair na Naul,
Baile Brigín,
Contae Baile Átha Cliath

Applicants can make enquiries regarding the commission (reference Per Cent for Art Commission in subject line) to:

Commission | Bishop William O’Higgins Memorial Sculpture, Drumlish, Co. Longford

The deadline for applications is Friday 23 June at 5pm

The Bishop William O’Higgins Heritage Project committee seeks expressions of interest from artists of all levels of experience in developing a new artwork to be situated outside the church on St. Mary’s Street Drumlish, it will be part of the Drumlish Heritage Trail.

The commission is to commemorate the life of Bishop William O’Higgins and his particular significance to the local area. The commissioners are seeking a figurative bronze sculpture of Bishop O’Higgins.

This project will mark and make known this most distinguished son of Drumlish. His life and his achievements are a symbol of the hidden history and heritage of the locality.

Please Note: The project is subject to securing part funding through the EU LEADER Rural Development Programme.

The total budget available for the artwork is up to €65,000 (inclusive of VAT).

Applicants are requested to read the full content of the brief document carefully as it contains important information pertaining to all stages of the commission: Bishop-O’Higgins-Commission-Brief

Site Visit
A site visit will take place on Saturday 20 May at 1.30pm. To register your interest in attending the site visit please email or call 01 6729488 before Friday 19 May, 12 noon.

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

Bishop William O’Higgins Applications
Visual Artists Ireland,
Windmill View House,
4 Oliver Bond Street,
Dublin 8.

Supporting images may be provided in electronic format on CD, DVD, or Memory Stick.
Late submissions will not be accepted.

The open call is administered by Visual Artists Ireland on behalf of Bishop William O’Higgins Heritage Project committee. All queries should be sent by email to

Per Cent for Art Commission | Renal Dialysis Department Fit Out Project at University Hospital Limerick

Application deadline: Wednesday 21 June, 4pm

Under the Per Cent for Art Scheme, UL Hospitals and HSE Estates wish to invite submissions and commission original artwork pieces with the primary aim of enhancing the care environment of persons and also the general environment for the staff that care for them and indeed the general built environment for all visitors and users of the new Renal Dialysis Department (at first floor) at University Hospital Limerick.

We feel that textures, colour and materials should allow interaction between the artwork and the patients, visitors and staff. Materials used and form of Artwork should also be sensitive to this particular health care setting/environment.

Existing and completed artworks may also be considered if it fits with the project requirements as outlined in the brief.

Total budget: €51,000 (inclusive of VAT)

The Art Committee reserves the right to select more than one project, from more than one artist, if it comes within the maximum budget of €51,000 inclusive of all costs, expenses, VAT and other charges necessary for completion of the project.

Applicants are requested to read the full content of the artists brief document carefully as it contains important information pertaining to all stages of the commission and a tender application form.

Click here to download brief:  Artist Brief for Renal Dialysis Fit Out Project
Appendix 3_L1 Renal Dialysis Dept Plan Drg


Applications should include:

  • Completed Tender Form (attached in brief)
  • CV (maximum 3 pages)
  • Examples of previous work in the form of photographs or digital images (maximum 10 images)
  • A project proposal outlining ideas and concepts for the project, budget, timeline, visual representation (full details in brief)

Submissions should be clearly marked RENAL DIALYSIS DEPARTMENT PER CENT FOR ART. Submissions must be made in hardcopy and delivered to:

Zita Pearce,
Project Manager,
HSE Estates,
Holland Road,
National Technology Park,

Selection Panel:
The Project Arts Committee selection panel will include an artist and representatives from HSE Estates Department and University Hospital Limerick.

Stage 2 Shortlist:
Should the selection panel decide it necessary, this can be a two stage commission process. Those selected shall constitute a shortlist of artists. As we have a number of proposed locations for artwork, we do not at this stage, want to limit the number of artists that may be shortlisted. The short listed artists shall be contacted and we will notify them at that stage of how many artists have been shortlisted.

If it is deemed necessary, and only so as to provide further information to the Committee, some of the shortlisted artists may be asked to develop their proposal further. A maximum fee of €300.00 to cover all costs, will be offered to these short listed artists to assist with their prototype development.

Queries by email to: