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Per Cent for Art Commission – ‘Gleann Na hEorna’, RESPOND Housing, Tallaght, Dublin

Deadline: August 30, 2012

Per Cent for Art Commission – ‘Gleann Na hEorna’, RESPOND Housing, Tallaght, Dublin

‘Gleann Na hEorna’ (Barley Glen) housing, situated on Cookstown Way, beside The Square in Tallaght is a RESPOND!, St. John of God and South Dublin County Council joint community housing scheme. 

Under the ‘Per Cent for Art Scheme’, funded by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, the commissioners wish to commission site specific public artwork/s of a permanent nature to be sited in and /or around the buildings and environs. Community engagement is an essential part of this project with the possibilities of community workshops, presentations etc.

The brief will require the artist to:

  • Respond to meaningful interaction with the community and commissioners
  • Respond to the identity of the community
  • Respond to the location 
  • Reflect the ethos of the organisations involved

The total budget for the project is €40,000. This includes the costs of materials, artist’s fees, design development, artists’ insurance, supply and installation, travel, and any other costs incurred in the production of the artwork/s. The artist will be responsible for meeting all of these costs out of the total budget allocated.

Stage 1: Professional Artists are invited to express their interest in being considered for this project by completing the application form and submitting it with a CV and images of recent work. The work submitted at this stage will be presented to a selection panel which will include two professional artists.

The closing date for receipt of Stage 1 completed application form together with supporting documentation and material is 3pm, Friday 30th August, 2012.

Stage 2: Following the first selection panel sitting, short listed artists will receive a more detailed brief and requested to develop a detailed proposal for this commission. A concept development fee of €250 will be paid on receipt of a completed proposal. A site visit is expected at this stage.

To request a brief/application form or to make enquiries regarding the commission, contact Rina Whyte:
E: [email protected]
T: +353 87 2389591