Commission Call - St Laurence’s National School, Kildare

St Laurence’s National School, in association with the Department of Education and Skills, wishes to commission an Art Work to be sited within our New School Building.

This project is to be funded under the Per Cent for Art Scheme operated by the Department of Education and Skills.

The commission is for a collaborative art piece internally, to be explored, developed and completed in conjunction with the students and staff of the school.

The budget for the design, supply and fixing of the completed work will be a maximum of €36,000.  This figure must provide for all costs associated with the production and installation of the Art Work including expenses, VAT, insurance and all other expenditure.  

The selection process will take the form of a two stage open competition overseen by an Arts Committee (established for this purpose by the school’s Board of Management).

 

Stage 1 Expressions of Interest

Interested artists should apply by submitting the following:

•  Current Curriculum Vitae (2 A4 pages Max);

•  Details of experience considered relevant to schools including images of previous work and locations of same (not more than five A4 pages)

•  A proposal (maximum five hundred words) describing the artists practice and why interested in making an artwork for the school environment, what the artist considers important in an artwork for the school environment and intended approach to the project.

The above should be submitted in Hardcopy Only to:

Riverbank Arts Theatre, Newbridge, County Kildare,

for the attention of the Arts Officer, and marked St Laurence’s National School Art Feature Stage 1

- before 12 noon on Monday 7th November 2016.

 

Click here to receive full brief and appendix  of images 

 

Applicants can make enquiries regarding the commission to Lucina Russell at lrussell@kildarecoco.ie with subject title St Laurence's NS Art Feature Commission.

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