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Public Art Commission - Stage 1 Expression of Interest

Deadline: 8 October



Bailieborough BPttA Steering Committee is now inviting expressions of interest from artists or groups of artists for a public artwork to be sited at the Market House, Bailieborough, County Cavan.

Front of the Market House (Library Building), Bailieborough, and view of proposed site to the side of the building (disabled parking bays to be relocated).

The theme for this artwork is 'Forging Ahead'.  

'Forging Ahead' - From Bailieborough's Divided Pasts towards our Shared Future'   acknowledges the segregation that once affected Bailieborough's communities, its industrial craft heritage and the determination of the community to shape a positive future. The people consider themselves to be resilient and determined and this attitude has shaped the development of the town and its many businesses and creative endeavours. 

There is no payment to artists submitting the initial Expression of Interest (Stage 1). No more than 3 artists will be selected to proceed to Stage 2 and will be asked to develop a full proposal with sketches and a maquette. £500 is available for each artist selected for Stage 2. 

Artists/Groups of Artists interested in submitting an Expression of Interest should read the following Artist Brief carefully and follow the guidelines for submission.

Bailieborough BPttA Artist Brief

The total value of the commission will be up to £40,000 (including VAT). This figure must also allow for all necessary design, treatment of surfaces, installation, erection and all fixings to secure the feature etc. There will be a six month timeframe for delivery of the artwork.

All queries should be directed via email only to Catriona O' Reilly at email address above


Marymount University Hospital & Hospice: Percent for Art Commission

Artists are invited to submit CV’s and images for consideration to be placed on a shortlist for creating a permanent outdoor artwork for the above well-known development for eldery care and palliative services. The aggregate value of the commission is E61,500.

It is an open brief for an outdoor permanent artwork in any medium, considered appropriate to outdoor exposure and longevity.

For a detailed artists’ brief see here.

Deadline 4pm Friday 31 October 2014

Marymount University Hospital & Hospice, Curraheen, Co. Cork


‘Building Peace through the Arts: Carrosyl for Peace’: Public Art Call for Applications

Carrowshee Park / Sylvan Hill Community Association has been successful in its application to take part in the Building Peace through the Arts – Re-Imaging Communities Programme. This project is part-financed by the European Union’s Programme for Peace and Reconciliation (PEACE III) managed by the Special EU Programmes Body; the Arts Council of Northern Ireland; and the International Fund for Ireland.

Carrosyl is now calling for expressions of interest for a new public artwork, from experienced and suitably qualified artist(s), or design team. The total budget available for the artwork is £30,000 (including VAT).

The projects Steering Group invite Expression of Interest applications from artists/design teams, from which a suitably selected and qualified panel (Project Steering Group) can shortlist artists to work up detailed design proposals. To date, a Facilitating Artist has been employed, to engage with the local community and prepare a report, which has resulted in the Artist’s Brief.

The deadline for receipt of Expressions Of Interest will be strictly 10th October. Late submissions will not be accepted.

For more info see here.

For the Artist’s Brief, including an expression of interest form, please contact;

Mrs Kathleen Breen;
Address: Carrowshee Park / Sylvan Hill Community Association, 119 Carrowshee Park, Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh. BT92 0FS
Telephone: 02867722856
Mobile: 07523988626


Armagh City and District Council: Brian Boru Legacy Commission

Armagh City and District Council, is seeking submissions from artists, or suitably qualified/experienced practitioners/contractors for the creation of a new Brian Boru legacy artwork. The commissioners have identified two possible sites for the sculpture: SITE A -­‐ a raised flower bed near the entrance of Armagh Cathedral on the East Side overlooking Market Square SITE B-­‐ the walled gardens of St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, Armagh.

The total fee for the commission is £20,000. Please note that this is a single stage public art commission and no fee will be paid for the preparation of your proposal. However the Council will retrospectively pay travel expenses and subsistence costs for a site visit on 11th September 2014 to artists who submit a proposal (Will not include travel by air and sea. See Section 3.6 for full details).

The deadline for receipt of submissions is 12pm Tuesday 7th October 2014 . Late submissions will not be accepted. Applicants are requested to read thefull briefing document carefully as it contains important information about the Application and Selection Process and Terms of Reference.


Belfast City Council: Boxing Themed Public Art Piece for Woodvale Park – Expressions of Interest

Belfast City Council is calling for expressions of interest from qualified artists to produce a boxing themed art piece in tribute to numerous champion boxers from the Shankill area in Belfast, to be located in Woodvale Park. This project seeks to create an original high quality, permanent boxing themed public art work by an artist.

The application process for this commission will be undertaken in two stages. This notice is for Expressions of Interest, which is the first stage of the process.

The overall budget for this project is £58,000, exclusive of VAT. The project budget is for the complete delivery of all aspects of this project, including all design, procurement, fabrication, construction (including foundations), installation, and the necessary community and stakeholder engagement in relation to the complete delivery of the art piece.

The closing date for submissions is 12 noon Friday 10th October 2014.
Further information and submission documentation can be found via the Council’s w


Killeshin NS, Laois: Per Cent for Art Commission

Call for Interest document for a Per Cent for Art Commission in Scoil Chomhgháin Naofa – Killeshin NS, Killeshin, Co.Laois. This commission is aimed at Professional Artists who have experience working with schools and in the creation of permanent artworks. Budget is €15,000 and closing date for Stage 1 applications is 12 noon, Friday 7th November, 2014.

Scoil Chomhgháin Naofa, Killeshin NS, Co.Laois wish to commission a site specific public artwork/s under the ‘Per Cent for Art Scheme’, funded by the Department of Education and Science. The artwork/s will be site specific with a permanent element to be sited in or/and around the buildings and environs. The brief asks the artist/s to:

  • Reflect the previous and future history of the school, it’s students, teachers and community
  • Reflect the strong ethos, vision and identity of the school
  • Respond to the location of the school
  • Partake in an element of interaction with the pupils
  • That the artwork (s) are of an interactive nature


Applicants can make enquiries regarding the commission to Rina Whyte, email or by telephone + 353 87 238 9591.

You can Download the brief here

Closing date for Stage 1 applications is 12 noon, Friday 7th November, 2014.



If you have recently been involved in a public commission, percent for art project, socially engaged project or any other form of ‘art outside the gallery’ VAI would like you to email them the information for publication in the Visual Artists News Sheet. Send images (3-4MB in size) and a short text (no more than around 300 words) in the following format:

-Artists name
-Title of work
-Commissioning body
-Date advertised
-Date sited / carried out.
-Commission type
-Project Partners
-Brief description of the work

Work must have been undertaken in the last 6 months. Send your info to Publications Assistant, Lily Power at:



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