Brief for Gaelscoil an Ghoirt ÁlainnDownload File
Gaelscoil an Ghoirt Álainn is a co-educational, multi-denominational, primary school situated on the north side of Cork City. It is now in a brand new building on one of the highest points of Cork city.
NSF and Gaelscoil an Ghoirt Álainn, Cork, intend to commission a public art work/s under the Percent for Art Scheme funded by the Department of Education and Science.
Gaelscoil an Ghoirt Álainn is a co-educational, multi-denominational primary school that welcomes children with or without a religious tradition.
Due to its unique status as both a Gaelscoil and a multi-denominational school, Gaelscoil an Ghoirt Álainn attracts increasing numbers of students from the area. Currently, 370 students are enrolled. Well over 80% of the children attending the school come from within 1.5 miles radius of the school.
It is intended that the commissioned art work/s will be site specific and will be integrated into the redevelopment and or sited in and or around the building or grounds.
The brief asks the artist to:
• Reflect the ethos and ambition of the School; its commitment to education and knowledge sharing
• Respond to the redeveloped site and its redevelopment
• Reflect the meaningful interaction between staff and students
Read the full Artists Brief here: Brief-for-Gaelscoil-an-Ghoirt-Álainn.pdf
€30,300 inclusive of all artists’ fees and costs including installation, VAT and insurance etc.
This is a two-stage open commission and will be managed by the National Sculpture Factory, Cork. Artists interested in applying with Stage 1 proposals are asked to express your interest in the project by Wednesday, 25h November 2020 by emailing email@example.com .
Summary of deadlines:
Expressing your interest in the project by Wednesday, 25 November 2020
Site visit Wednesday 2 December 2020 at 12noon (sharp)
Closing date for receipt of submissions for Stage 1 entries is 12noon Wednesday, 27 January 2021.
Short listing for Stage 2 will take place in February 2021.
Artists will then be required to submit the following by 27 January 2021:
• Brief description / outline of your concept / inspiration for this commission and how you would work in the context of the brief (i.e., how you would approach the commission), outline proposed materials, scale and high-level budget breakdown
• Relevant curriculum vitae
• Images of past works that may be relevant in this context (N.B max 8 with image credits)
A maximum of up to 3 artists will be short listed and invited to develop their proposal to Stage 2.
Short listed artists will receive a fee of €500 to further develop their proposals for stage 2.
There will be a five member Jury Panel that will include two representatives of the School, the project architect, and two visual art professionals nominated by the National Sculptural Factory.
Contact Elma O’Donovan firstname.lastname@example.org Mark all correspondence Gaelscoil an Ghoirt Álainn Commission.