Deadline Reminder | Per Cent for Art Commission Galway Educate Together National School, Newcastle, Galway

Deadline for application for Stage One: Friday 20 September, 12 Noon.

Galway Educate Together National School invites proposals for the commission of an Artwork / Artworks to be funded under the Per Cent for Art Scheme in connection with Galway Educate Together National School, Thomas Hynes Road, Newcastle, Galway.

Artists are invited to tender for the project in a two-stage process outlined in the brief. Proposals are welcome from both individuals and collectives, and from those working in any creative media / discipline and across a broad scope of creative approaches.

The overall budget for this commission is €35,000 including V.A.T.

A full brief, with further information and contact details, is available to access on the school website. An Expression of Interest form for Stage One of the commissioning process is also available to download from the site:

Participation from a number of student groups is required as part of the commission. This participation may involve students contributing directly to the artwork in some way. Alternatively the artist may devise a separate complementary workshop/strand which engages students in themes or approaches relating to the commissioned artwork. Artists will be required at Stage Two to describe the approach that they will take to participation and the rationale behind it.

Selection Panel
The selection panel will consist of members of the Public Art Committee including members of G.E.T.N.S. staff, parents, children’s representatives, and at least two professional artists / arts managers.

Stage One
Artists are invited to express their interest in being considered for this commission. They may do so by completing the attached Expression of Interest Form and by supplying additional support materials outlined below:

●Examples of recent or relevant work / projects in whatever form is most appropriate.

Applications must be submitted in digital form, either by email to or via Wetransfer or provided on CD/memory stick via post.

Stage 2
From Stage 1 applications, a shortlist of artists will be selected by a panel jury. This panel, whose decision is final, has the right to clarify any issues which may arise in the course of selection. Shortlisted artists will be provided with a concept development fee of €300 to support them in undertaking a mandatory site visit and developing a detailed proposal for Stage Two. Artists selected to proceed to Stage Two may be provided with a more detailed brief outlining submission requirements.

For queries contact:
Sineád Ni Bhrádaigh, Galway Educate Together National School, Newcastle Road, Galway. Tel: (091) 583065 E-Mail:

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