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Percent for Art Commission: Glenamaddy Community School, Galway

Deadline: January 10, 2012

Percent for Art Commission: Glenamaddy Community School, Galway

The Board of Management of Glenamaddy Community School, Glenamaddy, Co. Galway wishes to commission a Permanent Outdoor Sculpture which is to be funded by the Department of Education and Skills under the “percent for art scheme”. There is no specific theme for this project. However, we would expect the artist’s submissions to be influenced by the location of the school and the history and location of Glenamaddy town.

The Percent for Art Scheme is providing E64,000 towards the project, E50,000 of this will be used for this commission. The School Percent Arts Scheme Committee wish to use E14,000 of the funding for a separate project. Timescale to be agreed with the chosen artist. However it is planned that the work will be under construction by March 2012 and completed as near to the end of September 2012 as possible. Selection is by a Two-Stage Submission process. Shortlisted candidates will be paid a fee of E400 for a complete proposal submitted at Stage Two.

Stage One applicants should submit:

  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • A typed one page proposal outlining ideas and concepts for the artwork and the materials to be used;
  • Illustrations or images for the purpose of communicating practical and artistic content. Including one drawing/visual showing the sculpture with the context of school grounds/setting;
  • A maximum of 6 images (hard copy preferred) of previous work relevant to the proposal;
  • Details of materials to be used and an estimated budget and time scale for completion;
  • A completed application form;
  • A stamped addressed envelope for return of proposals.

The commissioners shall not be liable for any costs or expenses in respect of successful or unsuccessful candidates except for the fee of E400 which will be paid to shortlisted candidates at Stage Two.

Deadline for Stage One submissions: Tuesday 10th January 2012.

Site visit is by appointment only with the Committee on 8th and 9th December 2011.

A full brief & application form can be downloaded here: Visual Art Commission [PDF]

Applications must be clearly addressed to:
Ms Helena Cunniffe, Secretary of Per Cent for Art Scheme, Glenamaddy Community School, Glenamaddy, Co Galway.