Closing date for Stage 1 applications: Thursday 24 November, 12 noon
The four Dublin Local Authorities (Dublin City Council, Fingal County Council, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and South Dublin County Council) are working in partnership to invite applications for the creation of new artwork(s) of ambition, scale and depth for an early childhood audience.
This opportunity is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland’s Invitation to Collaboration Scheme and the four Dublin Local Authorities.
We are looking for individuals, collectives, organisations or companies to develop exciting and ambitious new artistic work for an early childhood audience. This audience includes children, parents and early childhood educators.
• We are open to all artforms.
• Proposals must have the capacity to present within each of the four local authority areas over the course of an agreed delivery schedule.
• Proposals must take into consideration that they will be required to perform/showcase in a variety of contexts including festival, professional arts space, library and childcare settings. (This element will need to be flexible and responsive to each local authority programme).
• We are open to collaborative approaches.
• We are inviting applications of between €20,000 and €50,000. Final budgets must be inclusive of VAT, full production costs and all other associated costs including the presentation of work in each Local Authority area. The budget amount will be inclusive of VAT whether VAT responsibility lies with the applicant/s or the commissioners.
• Artists are not required to be living in or from any of the four Dublin Local Authority administrative areas and may work with artists/collaborators from elsewhere in Ireland or internationally.
• Artists may apply from abroad, as well as from Ireland, and while artists are not expected to live in the county, they must be in regular contact and make regular visits.
Presentation and Discussion of Brief – 3 November 2016
A presentation by the four Dublin Local Authorities on the International Early Childhood Arts Commission will take place during the Dublin City Council Arts Office Development Day / Children’s Arts Sector, from 11.30-2.30, in the Lab. Places are limited for the performance and presentations, for booking please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a two stage open submission selection process.
Please apply in writing clearly marking the application ‘International Early Childhood Arts Commission’ and include 6 hard copies of the following:
• An expression of interest as to why you have applied for this opportunity and how you feel this proposal will develop the area of Early Childhood Arts within the Dublin region. (max 500 words)
• Please provide 3 examples of your work that are relevant to this commission. (max 500 words per example)
• An outline of artistic ideas and approaches for the commission. Please outline how the commission would have the capacity to present in each of the four Dublin Local Authorities.
(max 800 words)
• An indication of budget with a broad outline of expenditure (short-listed candidates will be asked for a detailed budget break-down).
• Please submit Curriculum Vitae/s of key personnel involved and company profile if relevant.
A maximum of four of the highest scoring candidates from stage one (please note that the minimum qualifying mark is 80), will be invited to further develop their proposal and present at interview for phase two.
A fee of €500 will be paid to the short-listed candidates.
For full Artists brief see: www.dublincityartsoffice.ie/content/files/International_Early_Childhood_Art_Commission_-_briefing_document.pdf
For more information see the supporting document: www.dublincityartsoffice.ie/content/files/International_Early_Childhood_Art_Commission_Previous_Work.pdf
Stage one applicants are welcome to make general enquiries regarding the commission.
Queries should be sent to Orla Scannell: Tel: 01-4597834