Per Cent for Art Commission | New Emergency 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 Emergency Department (at ground floor) at University Hospital Limerick.

We would like to promote a welcoming, calm, cheerful, caring, healing and embracing environment with elements that are recognisable and comforting and duly appropriate to the nature of the building and the locality.

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

Total budget: €64,000 (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 €64,000 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: Per Cent for Art Brief for Emergency Dept Fit Out Project at UHLpdf
Appendix 3 Level 0 Emergency Dept Plan Drg-ilovepdf-compressed

Site Visit:
Site visits are considered necessary. The deadline for when we can facilitate site visits before the new Emergency Department opens is Friday 26th May. Site visits can be arranged by contacting Zita Pearce or 086-0498697.

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 EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT PER CENT FOR ART SCHEME. 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.

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