Gaelscoil Chluain Meala is situated in the heart of Irishtown Clonmel. The building, which our school has occupied since 1994 also served as a grammar school. Built in the 1830s, it is regarded as one of the oldest school buildings in the country. It was built initially as a school to teach English to the Irish and now it is a Gaelscoil where Irish is the language of instruction and central to everyday life. Our new facilities incorporate the new and old buildings. These are joined by a link corridor over the basement area. Our new school includes 16 classrooms, learning support & resource rooms, library, play areas, gardens, two outdoor learning spaces, GP room and playground.
Vision / Fís:
The theme we have chosen for our project is ‘Oidhreacht’. ‘Oidhreacht’ translates as heritage and also means legacy, two sides of the same coin. Our building is so rich in history and heritage and has a new modern extension. The new school is the realisation of many years of dreams and aspirations and hard work. We would like the artwork to reflect that heritage and consider the legacy we are leaving to future generations of our hopes and dreams for the future of the Irish language in Clonmel.
Budget: The total budget for this commission is €36,000 inclusive of all costs, expenses, VAT, insurance, and other charges.
Gaelscoil Chluain Meala now invites submissions from artists for this commission at the school. This will be a single stage commission process. This commission is open to all visual artists working in all art forms including but not limited to painting, print, sculpture, music, digital and new media art, sound art, street art, socially engaged and participatory art. Proposals are welcome from both individuals and collectives, and from those working across a range of disciplines and a broad scope of creative approaches at different stages of their careers. In addition to any participatory elements, the commissioners would like a tangible and enduring element from which future generations of pupils will also benefit.
The commissioners are particularly interested to receive proposals that embrace the theme, and they invite concepts which engage with the importance of the Irish language on which the school is founded. Furthermore, the commissioners are interested to receive proposals which would promote the school community’s understanding of the creative processes involved in making art. The artwork should be informed by the context of this school.
Artists are invited to visit Gaelscoil Chluain Meala on Monday May 9th between 14:45 and 16:45: Please telephone 052 6127271 or email email@example.com to arrange same.
Submissions must include the following as part of an online application to firstname.lastname@example.org Please include ‘Art Per Cent Scheme Application’ in the subject area of your email
• Completed Application Form (link to application form in Artist Brief or here)
• A current Curriculum Vitae, to include two named referees
• Examples of work to date i.e. documentation in the form of between 5 and 8 good quality images of work. Full details for each image is required i.e. title, medium, site if appropriate, measurements and date of work
• A typed outline proposal (maximum two pages), to include –
- Detailed explanation of the proposed artwork including dimensions (if appropriate) and materials
- Drawings and any other explanatory means of clearly representing the proposed work (within the context of the school.)
- Details of technical specifications; materials, health and safety, construction and installation process of the artwork (if appropriate)
- Ideas / concepts for the artwork
- Detailed budget breakdown
- Preservation and maintenance schedule
- Timescale breakdown – research / production / delivery/completion date. (A maximum of six months has been assigned to complete and install the work from when the commission is awarded.)
- Drawings / sketches to scale (if appropriate,) illustrating the proposal
- Support and resources required
Selection panel will comprise of an artist, a parent, a community representative and representative of the school staff.
Deadline for receipt of submissions is: 2pm, June 10th 2022.
The commission will be awarded by the first week in July.
Contact email address is email@example.com
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