Scoil Mhuire National School - Per Cent for Art Scheme Call

Kilcruttin, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Under the Per Cent for Art Scheme, Scoil Mhuire National School wishes to commission new visual artwork to celebrate and coincide with the construction and opening of the drop-down and collect area for both Scoil Mhuire and Scoil Bhríde and the complete refurbishment/extension of Scoil Mhuire.


The commission is for a piece or pieces of fixed permanent public sculpture of resilient and weather resistant material with minimal maintenance requirement, reflecting the spirit of the brief.  Refer to the red zone in the attached site layout plan. The proposed setting of the work is to be situated outside and visible from both schools as well as passers-by. The proposal should also outline the relationship of the art piece with the buildings and the environment.


Maximum budget for commission is €34,000 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. 
It is expected that all artists will comply with the necessary Health and Safety Legislation in the manufacture, supply, delivery and installation of the work.


To register your intention to attend the site visit please email the Commissioner Co-ordinator or write to Arts Project, Scoil Mhuire, Kilcruttin, Tullamore, Co. Offaly expressing your interest by 12 noon on Monday 9th of May 2016 providing your name, address, telephone number and email address.  

Please note that email will be the form of communication used.


A site visit will be held on Thursday 12th May from 2pm - 4pm.

For full details see brief

Site Layout Plan here



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