When advertising and promoting opportunities for new commissions it is recommended to link into relevant artform resource agencies and professional associations and networks. This is the most efficient and cost effective way of reaching the artistic sector.
Many of these organisations will have extensive mailing lists and disseminate information through e-bulletins. Some resource agencies, such as Visual Artists Ireland, Theatre Forum and Dance Ireland are membership organisations and will act in support of their membership.
It is advisable to give a good lead-in time for advertising - allowing plenty of time before deadline submission dates. A minimum of six weeks is always recommended.
There is a great range of knowledge and information on best practice available on artists' resource agencies. See their websites below.
Contemporary Music Centre: Ireland's national archive and resource centre for new music
CREATE: The national development agency for collaborative arts
Dance Ireland: The representative body for professional dance in Ireland
Film Base: Non-for-profit resource centre for filmmakers
National Sculpture Factory: National resource organisation for visual artists
Poetry Ireland: National organisation dedicated to developing, supporting and promoting poetry throughout Ireland
Theatre Forum: The voice of professional theatre and the performing arts in Ireland
Visual Arts Ireland: National organisation for professional visual artists.
Visit our links section for a more extensive range of organisations and agencies
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.