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Deiseanna Ealaín Phoiblí | Public Art Opportunities


St Angela’s College Cork City intend to commission a site specific public art work/s under the Per Cent for Art Scheme funded by
the Department of Education and Science onthe occasion of it’s significant redesign andredevelopment by award winning Irish architects O’Donnell + Tuomey.
Work is currently underway

Budget 50,000 euro
Inclusive of all artists’ fees and costsincluding installation; VAT, insurance etc.
The selected artist will be linked in with the architectural design team to support the artist where possible to
ensure efficient delivery of the project.

Full drawing pack will be issued to all registered.

To register your interest in the project you must email - expressing

your interest in the project by Friday, 20 February 5pm

Mourne Public Art Programme: Public Art Commission – Hilltown Co. Down

The Mourne Heritage Trust is requesting expressions of interest for a piece of public artwork from experienced and suitably qualified artists or design teams to design, arrange the production, delivery and installation of a piece of public art.

The public artwork will be located in the village of Hilltown within the Mourne Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The total budget available is £15250 inclusive of VAT where applicable.

The project seeks to enhance the visitor experience and by introducing high quality, visually appealing, strong and site specific piece of public art which reflects the unique assets of Hilltown and which enhances the interpretation/public realm of the area. The artwork will be created in consultation with a Steering Group and by engaging the local community in a participatory creative experience.

The project must be completed 28 Aug 2015.

Artists / design teams wishing to participate must initially submit an Expression of Interest application.

Details of how to apply and an Artists Brief can be downloaded from our website

Stage 1 applications must be received before 4PM on Fri 27 Feb 2015.

All requests for clarification or further information or any questions about the procurement should be submitted by email to Mandy McAvoy, Mourne Heritage Trust (

The selection panel intends to select up to 3 artists for the final tender stage who will be invited to develop proposals on the basis of information provided.

Mayo County Council and Clár ICH Ltd - Public Art Commission

Mayfield Lake Development

Claremorris Irish Centre Housing Ltd (Clar ICH Ltd)

Mayo County Council invites submissions for a public art project in Claremorris, CountyMayo. The funding for this project has been provided by the Percent for Art Scheme through the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government.

This is an exciting opportunity for an artist to work with a forward thinking, creative and flexible housing association and residents of an impressive, innovative development.

Budget €28,500

Site Visit: A site visit will take place on Friday 6th February at 11am

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday 6th March 2015

Full Brief and map attached, also available via THIS LINK.

Secrets of Offaly – Public Art Commission

Secrets of Offaly – Public Art Commission | A multi disciplinary public art project

Offaly County Council wish to commission up to three artists, each to work with a community group to reveal an identified ‘Secret of Offaly’

This is a multidisciplinary commission and applications are invited from professional visual artists, filmmakers, musicians, writers, theatre practitioners, dancers and more. Applicants can submit a proposal to work with one or more projects. Each project has a commission value of €10,000.

Offaly has some unique villages, many with distinctive architecture and histories and each with curious and remarkable stories to tell. Three villages and their secrets have been identified. Each ‘secret’ contains the story of a particular family and their influence locally and internationally

-Kinnitty – Rex Ingram Hitchcock (the renowned Hollywood director of the silent era)
-Clara – the Goodbody Family (a Quaker family of international merchants)
Clonbullogue – The Joly Family (a family of science and literature, responsible for radio therapy, colour photography and the establishment of the National Library)

Each commissioned artist will be working with a local voluntary community group (already identified) who have put forward a ‘secret’ for this project. A description of the proposed consultation and collaboration needs included as part of the artists submission.

We are predominantly interested in the artist’s vision for how each story can be innovatively realised, interpreted, communicated and made public. We are open to these commissions being plays, publications, temporary installations, films, music or performance.

Closing date for application is Thursday 12 February 2015 at 3pm
Information brief and application form can be downloaded on
Further information from 057 9357400

Navan Educate Together National School Per Cent for Art Commission

Navan Educate Together National School wishes to commission a site specific public artwork/s under the “Per Cent for Art Scheme”, funded by the Department of Education and Science.

Budget: €35,148

Deadline: Friday 13th February 2015, 12 noon

The committee would like an installation for the outdoors area of the new school that might reflect a kineticism or alignment to the scientific, geographical, natural or astronomical elements associated with the county of Meath

The selection process will take the form of a two-stage open competition. It is open to all interested professional artists. Selection will be based on the quality of the information, the feasibility of the proposal and track record of the artist/s involved. International submissions are welcome.

See here for full briefing document


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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