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Deiseanna Ealaín Phoiblí - Public Art Opportunities


Mayo County Council invites submissions for a public art programme in Castlebar, Co Mayo. The funding for this project has been provided by the Percent for Art Scheme, Dept. of Environment, Heritage and Local Government and Housing Capital Programme.

The Programme comprises four separate strands:

Residency - 1 opportunity €30,000

Permanent Artwork Commissions - 2 commissions €30,000 and €45,000

Temporary, Performance or Event Based Commissions - 2 commissions €15,000 and €10,000

Bursary Training Schemes - 2 bursary places - €5,000 each

Artists can apply for more than one strand of the programme

Mayo County Council will provide a range of opportunities for a number of artists from all public art form disciplines, including music, dance, drama, literature, film, visual and performing arts, within the programme.

The programme aims to provide quality access to the arts for local people through a range of opportunities to interact with artists through design, consultation, workshops or other related activities, as well as being members of any audience for any final unveiling, event or product.

Mayo County Council is keen to provide commissions and opportunities for artists at all stages of their career and for networking and shadowing opportunities through a combined programme of commissions designed to compliment each other.

The programme aims to culminate in a number of high quality contemporary artworks which are specific to and have relevance to the town, its people, history and built and natural environment.       

Full information packs and application procedures are available from:

Gaynor Seville, Public Art Co-ordinator,

Áras an Chontae

The Mall

Castlebar, Co. Mayo

E:  T: 00353 (0) 94 904 7561

Or downloadable from under arts service and in public art section. 

Submission Deadline:  Deadline for submissions is Thursday 12thAugust 2010


Westmeath Public Art Commissions Panel

Mullingar Town Roundabout Sculpture Scheme, Co. Westmeath

As part of the new Westmeath Arts Plan 2010-2016, Westmeath County Council wish to develop a panel of Artists available for potential commissioning of public artwork over the next 5 years in order to Utilise existing roundabouts at principal towns in the County to develop a new network of public art sculptures. The initial stage of this project will focus on Mullingar. There is no particular theme for the sculptures however artists may wish to portray the history or culture of the town in a traditional, contemporary or abstract context. This is a one staged selection process procedure. Artists are asked to make a general submission for a piece of art work that would be suitable for any roundabout. For a full list of roundabouts please contact the arts office.

Submission & Specification Details

Artists are required to submit the following:

A typed proposal outlining details of the art work, including materials, specifications, dimensions, a breakdown of costs, outline details as to how work would be placed and installedDrawings and/ or sketches A current CV.  Examples of previous work in photographs, slides or catalogueTitle and Sub Title of the pieceA4 SAE for return of materials

*Please ensure that individual items are clearly labelled


The maximum budget for each commission is €45,000

This includes second stage artist fees if the commissioning body deems it necessary to seek further information from artists. It also includes artist’s fees, documentation costs, travel, materials, transport, design, fabrication, installation costs, lighting, signage, insurance and VAT. An additional sum may be available for ancillary works if required subject to approval in advance from the local authority.


As this is a rolling commission for a panel of artists. Artists should indicate a proposed time scale for artwork. The first commission is expected to be available from January 2011.


All applications should be sent to The Arts Office, Westmeath County Council, County Buildings, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath no later than Thursday September 30th 2010.

For further information and a copy of the brief please contact the arts office.

Tel:044-9332140  Email:   Web:



Mary Immaculate College (MIC) is inviting expressions of interest under the Public Art – Per Cent for Art Scheme from established artists wishing to create unique work/s in any medium with an allocated budget of €100,000.

Following a major capital investment programme to a total of €40 million, two new buildings have been completed in MIC, Tailteann and Teamhair/Tara, enabling the complete reshaping of the campus.

The overall budget for the design, supply, fitting and installation of the entire project will be €100,000 inclusive of all costs, project management, travel and other expenses, VAT, insurance and other charges.

Deadline for expressions of interest is Thursday 9th September 2010 @ 3pm. 

Applications must be received no later than Thursday 9 September 2010 at 3 p.m. and clearly addressed to:

The President’s Office,

Mary Immaculate College,

South Circular Road,





N21 Castleisland Bypass - Artistic Embellishment Scheme The Bypass Scheme 

The N21 Castleisland Bypass Road Improvement Scheme comprises a 5.4 km bypass on the western side of Castleisland town, linking the N23 Farranfore Road to the N21 Limerick Road. The construction of the Bypass scheme commenced in May 2009 and is due to be completed in December 2010 or earlier. 

Kerry County Council seeks proposals from Artists to provide a suitable artwork piece for this Road Improvement Scheme in accordance with the commission requirements listed in this brief which are outlined hereunder. 

The Brief

The adjudicating panel is looking for a roadside artwork for this scheme which reflects and draws on the landscape, geography, social and cultural traditions of the area. The artwork should be unique to the area with a strong artistic impact. 

It should be distinctive and site appropriate. 

The commission requires that the artwork be suitably durable, having regard to the climatic conditions of the area. 

The artwork design shall ensure that long‐term maintenance costs are minimised. 

Further Information 

Site maps are available on request –  

A Site Visit is scheduled for Tuesday August 10th 2010 at 12pm. Artists who wish to attend this Site Visit should confirm their interest in attending to the address below by Friday 6th Augus 2010. 

The Project Engineer, Kerry National Road Design Office, The Island Centre,  Castleisland, Co. Kerry  Tel.  No:  (066) 7142444 Email address:

Detailed contour maps etc. will not be made available at this stage. 

Images will be on the Kerry County Council website from Monday 26th July 2010 onwards. 

Submission Deadline : 4.00pm, Thursday 2nd September 2010. 

Submission Delivery Address 

Public Art Competitions, 

Arts Office, 

Kerry County Council, 


Co. Kerry. 


Offaly Local Authorities Public Art Commissioning Programme 2010/2012 Call for submissions

Offaly Local Authorities (Offaly County Council, Tullamore, Birr and Edenderry Town Councils) now invites visual artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers, dance artists, drama practitioners, etc to be selected onto a panel for potential public arts commissions. This invitation will remain open on a continuous basis until the end of 2012.Offaly Local Authorities intend to maximize the Government's 'Per Cent for Art Scheme' to create innovative and original high quality public experiences in the arts for those residing in and visiting Offaly. They will commission artworks that reflect the distinctiveness of a locality and people and which will build upon our guiding principles of quality, inclusiveness, accessibility and long-term value.Further information from Sinéad O'Reilly, Arts Officer, Offaly County Council, Charleville Rd., Tullamore, Co. Offaly Tel 057 9357400 Email Website


Public Arts Commission - New Acute Hospital for the Southwest (NI)

Expressions of interest are invited from professional artists wishing to be included in a select list for a number of commissions relating to the New Acute Hospital for the Southwest.  The Project hopes to embrace a wide range of media and art forms to create a welcoming, stimulating and therapeutic healing environment for patients, staff and visitors.  The Project seeks to promote user / community engagement.

Expressions of interest should include a CV and representative portfolio of recently completed works.  For a Commissioning Brief, please contact:

Miranda Virtue

Northern Ireland Health Group

124 Irvinestown Road, Enniskillen

Co Fermanagh, BT74 6DN

Tel: 028 66 321950


CLOSING DATE for Expressions of Interest: 17th August 2010 @ 12 noon


Gorey Educate Together National School, County Wexford Public Art Commission

Gorey Educate Together National School, County Wexford, invites submissions from composers/musical dramatists for the composition and implementation of a work of musical theatre (Minimum duration: 30 minutes.) The total budget for this commission is €30,000, including production costs. Please find attached the brief.

This project is funded through the Per Cent for Art Scheme.

Applications must be posted to: Raymond Swan, Principal, (Per Cent for Art Commission: Music), Gorey Educate Together National School, Kilnahue Lane, Carnew Road, Gorey, Co. Wexford.

Photographs and up-to-date school news can be found on  The publication ‘What is an Educate Together National School?’ is available at Telephone 053 9489662 / E-mail Please note that the school office will be closed from late July – late August 2010.

Deadline for receipt of submissions is: 2pm, Friday 1st October 2010

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