Public Art and Schools

With the state’s ambitious School Building Programme, there are many very significant opportunities for schools and colleges to work with artists through the Per Cent for Art Scheme. Artworks are made specifically for the school context, can be in any artform, and often actively and creatively involve the students and staff. 

Selected examples:

Ludique - Aideen Barry

"Positive Affirmations" and "Sli an Eolais" – Tina and Yvonne Claffey

St John the Baptist Boys NS, Belgrove, Clontarf - Maeve Clancy

We can fly – Anne Cleary & Denis Connolly

Circles - Paul Hickey

School Play - Ronan McCrea

Scoil Grainne - Beth O'Halloran

Schoolwork - Blaise Smith

TracesFiona Coffey & Liz McMahon


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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