Per Cent for Art Call for Proposals: Tusla the Child and Family Agency

Project is administered by Visual Artists Ireland on behalf of TUSLA

TUSLA, the Child and Family Agency, seeks expressions of interest from artists of all levels of experience in developing a new artwork to be situated in their new offices based in Heuston South Quarter.

This call is open to artists at all levels of experience. The key assessments will be on artistic quality, ambition, and evidence that the project is achievable.

The total budget available for the artwork is up to €30,000 (inclusive of VAT)

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, 3rd May 2016 at 5pm

Late submissions will not be accepted.

Applicants are requested to read the full content of this document carefully as it contains important information pertaining to all stages of the commission.

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

TUSLA Applications

Visual Artists Ireland

Central Hotel Chambers

7/9 Dame Court

Dublin 2

Supporting images may be provided in electronic format on CD, DVD, or Memory Stick.

This project is administered by Visual Artists Ireland on behalf of TUSLA. All queries should be sent by email to

On the 1st of January 2014 the Child and Family agency became an independent legal entity, comprising HSE Children & Family Services, Family Support Agency and the National Educational Welfare Board as well as incorporating some psychological services and a range of services responding to domestic, sexual and gender based violence.

The offices are contained in the iconic Brunel Building in Heuston South Quarter. The maps provided show the sites available for the placement of the artwork(s) proposed. These include: the main reception area; the main area for public access; and the meeting rooms within the TUSLA offices.

Artwork can be either standalone or occupy multiple locations in the building to develop a common theme.

Applications that require specific hanging, electricity, or are comprised of light must have a full specification provided for this within the proposal. Support for the installations of these forms of work may be provided by TUSLA Estate Management but the full specification of required support should be provided as well.

There is potential for the artist to consult or work with staff, children, and young adults who form the client-base of Tusla.

This is a single stage commission. The selection panel is comprised of representation from local stakeholders and two professional artist representatives. This panel will be responsible for the selection procedures as well as overall management of the project.

The panel has within its power the right to:

• Select and Commission a work from the proposals received;

• Ask for further development of designs if there is a split decision regarding the selected work. A stipend of €500 will be offered to artists if they are required to further develop work in this way.

Reject all proposals as unsuitable and to enter into a targeted commissioning process.

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