Public Art Commissioning and Local Authorities

Local Authorities have a significant role to play in commissioning contemporary art through the per cent for art scheme. Below are some examples of the wide variety of different types of art projects and artforms which have been commissioned by Local Authorities for their constituencies and for the wider public in the recent past.

Perpetual Motion  - Remco de Fouw & Rachel Joynt 

Sending Letters to the Sea - Mark Garry 

Lucan Portrait - Katharine Lamb 

Windowwall - Caroline McCarthy 

Travelogue - Theresa Nanigian 

Hotel Ballymun - Seamus Nolan 

50 Ways to Leave Dún Laoghaire - Ciarán Taylor & Carpet Theatre 


Learn more about the per cent for art scheme and how to go about commissioning a public art project.

Learn about the experiences of those who have been involved in public art projects.



Commission Call Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

16 August 2017

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and dlr Mill Theatre, Dundrum, invite proposals for a commission focusing on the creation of new work through...More..

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Greystones Educate Together National School appointed a voluntary committee with relevant expertise to oversee the per cent for art commissioning process. An external curator, Máire Davey, was appointed specifically for her expertise in working in a highly collaborative way as meaningful involvement from the students and school was viewed as central to the process. The procurement route chosen was limited invited competition.

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