The State "Per Cent for Art Scheme" - how it works:
For the artist, there are tips on how to prepare proposals and manage the different aspects of a public art commission.
For the commissioner there is useful information on procedures and approaches on how to commission artworks for public places and for social contexts. The public art directory and videos in experiences can be referred to in tandem with this section. The links section offers a further resource with access to relevant websites.
The Per Cent for Art Scheme
The Per Cent for Art Scheme is a government funded programme whereby an additional fund of up to 1% of the cost of a publicly-funded infrastructure or building, can be applied for by the Client (typically a Local Authority, School, Hospital, the National Roads Authority, the OPW) to commission original, site and context specific works of art. The 1% is subject to a cap of €64K. The fund is available across all government departments. The Per Cent for Art scheme supports the commissioning of artists and artworks across all contemporary artforms.
News & Opps
21 May 2013
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Fort Camden Commissions
Five artists created new artworks specially commissioned by Cork County Council as part of the redevelopment programme of the Fort Camden military installation overlooking the entrance to Cork Harbour, Crosshaven.
Four visual artists, James L. Hayes, Julia Pallone, Julie Merriman, Monica Boyle and poet Nell Regan were selected for commission. They spent seven months working on the site and in their studios to create a series of dramatic installations that re-imagine the life and history of the Fort. The commissioned works were installed in the Casemate building at Fort Camden. What visitors will find are startling transformations within the buildings.