Per Cent for Art Commission | Carrigabruise National School, Cavan

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 24 May, 12 noon.

Under the Per Cent for Art Scheme, Carrigabruise National School wishes to commission new visual artwork to celebrate and coincide with the recent construction and opening of the new extension along with the complete refurbishment of the existing school.


The aim of the commission is to provide an opportunity for artists to develop new work influenced by the history, context and aspirations of the students, teachers, parents and community of the school and the surrounding area. This building project heralds an exciting new beginning for Carrigabruise National School and the commission should reflect that. In order to convey a sense of the wonderment of children the following key words convey the message we are hoping to send through this piece of art:

Renewal, regeneration, growth, awe of childhood, rebirth, friendship between children, schools and community, relationships, pride and the sense of Coming Home.

These key words are suggested as a starting point for an artist’s interpretation.


Carrigabruise NS Artists Brief


The maximum budget for commission is approx. €15,400 inclusive of all artists’ fees, costs, transport to the site, construction and installation, expenses, VAT, insurance and any other charges. The successful applicant is to ensure that all elements are provided for within budget.


A site visit will be held on Friday 28th of April from 2pm – 4pm.

To register your intention to attend the site visit please email the Project Co-ordinator (with Per Cent for Art Commission in the subject line) or write to Per Cent for Art Project, Carrigabruise National School, Carrigabruise, Virginia, Co. Cavan expressing your interest by Friday 21st April, 12 noon providing your name, address, telephone number and email address. Please note that email will be the form of communication used.


This is initially a one-stage competition, open to all artists. If a clear choice cannot be made from the stage one proposals and further, detailed information is required a limited number of artists may be invited to develop proposals further and an honorarium will be paid to each shortlisted artist. The commissioners reserve the right not to proceed with any of the submissions received.

Proposals for Commission must contain:

• Application form (in artists brief)

• C.V. (two A4 pages max)

• Examples of previous work demonstrating the applicants full range of practice including locations of same in hard copy or USB key (Max. 10 images)

• Proposal (not more than three A3 page). The proposal should consist of a typed description outlining the background to the idea, visual representation of what you envisage the finished work to entail including draft dimensions , outline budget breakdown, outline of any community/resident involvement (not essential), and draft timeline.

Please note that all submissions should be posted in hard copy to:

Per Cent for Art Commission

Carrigabruise National School,


Co. Cavan.

If you have any queries in relation to the application, please contact the Project Co-ordinator at (with Per Cent for Art Commission in the subject line).



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