Two opportunities with Grangegorman Public Art

‘…the lives we live’1: Grangegorman Public Art was launched on Friday 18th September 2015 and runs until December 2017. It is the realisation of the Grangegorman Arts Strategy (2012) devised to utilise Per Cent for Art and other funds in the context of the redevelopment of Grangegorman. ‘… the lives we live’ runs under six ‘pathways’, each with different aims. These are designed to facilitate the realisation of a wide range of ideas that will add to the distinctiveness of the area, whether to do with its past history or with its emerging and promised future. The governing aim is for the highest standards of art and engagement. We currently have two funding opportunities available:


As part of ‘…the lives we live’ Grangegorman’s public art programme, Pathway 6 explores lending and acquisitions policies. In response to the next building project to be completed on the Grangegorman site, this pathway is offering an opportunity for artists to lend artworks to this building, the HSE Primary Care Centre. This new facility is due to open in spring 2017. The deadline for this Open Call is 12 noon, Wednesday, 23rd November 2016. Go to to register your interest and receive the Brief.


As part of ‘…the lives we live’, Grangegorman’s public art programme, Pathway 2 is dedicated to supporting the sustainability of current or new ambitious and community-based creative arts activities.

We are seeking projects and events that assist in broadening and increasing local as well as wider intercultural and cross-generational participation in arts and culture in the Grangegorman neighbourhood. We will be providing bursaries to a number of artists/organisations to work with their community partnerships. Awards will be given to artists and arts workers in any art form, discipline, medium or combination. Actions and activity can take a variety of routes – festivals, research, planning, training, workshops, summer schools, performances, productions, talks, residencies and collaborations with community groups on or off the Grangegorman campus. The deadline for this open call is 12 noon, Wednesday, 25th January 2017.

Please note that anyone interested in making a submission to either opportunity must first register interest with the Grangegorman public art programme by filling in a Registration of Interest form here and returning it to 

Further information and all submission requirements for these exciting opportunities can only be issued upon receiving the registration form. For more information on the Grangegorman Public Art programme check out Please direct all queries to 01 402 4140 or .

1. Extract from Dreams of a Summer Night - in Derek Mahon’s “New Collected Poems”, Gallery Books, 2011, p. 377.



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