St. Patrick’s School Artist's briefDownload File
St. Patrick’s School are now accepting applications for a commission through the Per Cent for Art Scheme 2020. This project will serve to enhance their new school building and grounds at Drumgoold, Enniscorthy. The building is due to be completed in June 2020. As the new school building is close to the historic site of Vinegar Hill, it may be appropriate to include a reference to this in the art project. In this Art Project, the school would like to reflect the students, the holistic nature of learning within the school, inclusivity and the celebration of successes/ achievements in the face of very complex and challenging circumstances. The new logo of the school features the words “Imagine, Believe, Achieve”.
The commission may consist of one or more pieces. All genres of art will be considered. Artists may propose works for indoor or outdoor projects. The selected work will be permanent. Outdoor works must be made of durable materials. The commission should be completed by December 2020.
The budget for this commission is €50,000; to include all artist’s fees, materials, delivery, installation and V.A.T.
Artists Brief: St. Patrick’s School Artist’s brief
About St Patrick’s
St. Patrick’s Special School was founded in 1969 and the school provides an educational service for 132 students with moderate to severe general learning disabilities, physical disabilities, complex medical needs and autism. The students attend the school from the age of 4 to 18years. The school’s aim is to foster the intellectual, spiritual, physical, moral and social development of each student in an environment that is based on Christian values and attitudes whilst respecting the religious beliefs and cultures of others.
The ethos of St. Patrick’s is that each student has the fundamental right
• To be valued as an individual
• To be treated with dignity and respect
• To be loved and cared for
• To be safe and protected from all abuse
• To promote these values within the school community and also our local communities
There are 21 class teachers, 46 Special Needs Assistants 4 nurses and 10 ancillary staff. The students follow the Primary school curriculum and the senior students also complete the Junior Certificate and follow the ASDAN education programmes. In addition to the ordinary school curriculum, we go swimming, play soccer, go walking, go horse riding, visit playzone and playgrounds.
At present the school is working on two sites in Enniscorthy, with the completion of the new school, the whole school will come together in a purpose built, state of the art campus that the students have been waiting for many years and indeed richly deserve.
The artist’s submission should include:
- An outline proposal detailing the concept, drawings or visualisation of the proposed work.
- A detailed budget breakdown
- An outline of specifications and timescale
- Examples of previous work
- Artists CV.
Applications can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or delivered to St Patrick’s School, Bohreen Hill, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Please clearly mark proposals “Per Cent for Art Commission”.
This is a single stage selection process. The selection panel will be comprised of the school principal, representatives of school staff, a representative of the parent’s association, a representative from the Wexford Arts office, the school architect, and an independent professional artist. The selection panel will review all submissions and may contact the artist for clarification/expansion of the proposal. The selection panel will make a final decision within 1 month of the closing date of submissions. Where the Selection Panel considers that no submission is suitable for the commission, they may decide to consider other commissioning options.
A site visit to the new school building can be arranged on request prior to submission, contact email@example.com or 0539230330 to arrange.
Queries to Ann Marie Furlong at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0539230330.