Per Cent for Art Opportunity in Dunshaughlin, Co.Meath

Deadline Stage 1: Monday 11 April 2016, 12 noon


Percent for Art Commission - Dunshaughlin Community College, Dunshaughlin, Co.Meath

Permanent Artwork with School and Student Involvement | Budget €43,000

Stage 1: Briefing Document & Application

Dunshaughlin Community College Public Art Working Group have made the decision to commission a permanent artwork for their Per Cent for Art project. The brief asks the artist/s to:

• Reflect on the previous and future history of the school, it’s students, teachers and community and location

• Consider an artwork that is site and school specific and sited outside of the school building

• There are over 1,000 students in the school, the school would like involvement / interaction with some of the students in the creative process

• Reflect the strong ethos, vision and identity of the school, their core value being ‘respect’

• Consider the various cultures of visiting pupils attending the school as a ‘Centre for European Schooling’

The Commissioning Process:

The selection process will take the form of a Two Stage Open Competition. It is open to all interested professional artists at any stage of their career or experience. Selection will be based on the information supplied, establishing the competence of the artists to carry out this commission. No designs or detailed proposals are required in Stage 1.

Stage 1

Artists are invited to express their interest in being considered for this project at the first stage of this commission. Artists may do this by completing the application form and submission of a CV and images / details of recent relevant works / projects.

The closing date for receipt of Stage 1 completed application form together with supporting documentation and material is 12 noon, Monday 11th April, 2016.

Stage 2

From the completed Stage 1 applications; a shortlist of artists will be selected by panel jury. This panel, whose decision is final, has the right to clarify any issue which may arise in the course of selection. Stage 2 short listed artists will be paid a concept development fee of €150 to work on a detailed proposal for final selection. A Stage 2 brief will be available to shortlisted artists and a site visit is expected at this stage.

Dunshaughlin Community College reserves the right not to proceed with any submissions received.

Selection Panel:

The Selection Panel will consist of two / three members of the Public Art Working Group and two Professional Artists and will be chaired by the Curator / Project Manager.

Project Delivery Timeline:

It is anticipated that the project would commence during the summer of 2016 or September 2016, and completion / delivery be in 2017 / 2018. The timeline will be agreed with the commissioned artist at contract stage.


The total budget for the project is €43,000. This includes the costs of any materials, artist’s fees, design development, artists’ insurance, supply and installation, signage, travel, and any other costs incurred in the production of the project / artwork. The artist will be responsible for meeting all of these costs out of the total budget allocated.

Site visits will be arranged for shortlisted artists at Stage 2 of the commissioning process.

Applicants can make enquiries regarding the commission to Rina Whyte, email or by telephone + 353 87 238 9591.

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