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Public Art Commission: Luas Docklands Project Call for Proposals

Deadline: September 16, 2011, 5:00 pm

The Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) wish to commission a new public art work as part of the construction of Luas Docklands Project (extension of the Luas Red Line to the Point). The vision is to commission an original and innovative artwork that reflects contemporary art practice and responds specifically to the local areas.

The competition is open to practitioners in the areas of: Visual Arts; Theatre; Performance; Literature; Film Making, and other art forms as recognised by the Arts Council of Ireland.

Proposals may be made for temporary or permanent artworks. Proposals must take into consideration the implications of working within the constraints of this document. It is critical that proposals submitted are simple to understand, realistic in terms of concept, budgets and implementation, and achievable within the given timeframe.
The total budget for the project is E35,000 (Thirty Five Thousand Euro). This amount to include artists fees, design development, fabrication, supply, foundations, installations and landscaping works, artists insurances (public liability & where appropriate contractor), certifications and training, health and safety costs, VAT, and all other expenses and charges.

This is a two stage process. There is a E500 (five hundred Euro) honorarium for the completion of the second stage, payable upon receipt of a bona fide stage 2 signed submission.  This stage will be through short listing to up to four applicants.  Where requested, site visits will be available to further develop specifics of ideas and plans.


Stage 1: Shortlisted Applicants Notified - 26th September 2011

Stage 1: Proposals Deadline - 16th September 2011

Stage 2: Shortlist Site Visits - 29th September 2011

Stage 2: Shortlist Developed designs submitted - 17th October 2011

Stage 2: Artist Notification - 31st October 2011

Artwork finalized and in place - Before 31st March 2012

Applications should be made to: RPA Luas Docklands Project Applications, Visual Artists Ireland, Central Hotel Chambers, 7/9 Dame Court, Dublin 2.
Applications to arrive no later than 5:30pm on 16th September 2011 at the above address.  Late and/or incomplete applications will be deemed to be invalid.  There will be no exceptions to this deadline.
No fax or email submissions will be accepted for this project.

Unsuccessful applications may be collected from Visual Artists Ireland Offices from 31st October 2011 until 4th November 2011. After this time applications will be disposed of. Do not send original works, or irreplaceable documentation. RPA do not take responsibility for loss or damage in transit or storage.
Use the link below to download full details and a brief.

Visit www.visualartists.ie/jobs-ops/commissions/public-art-commission-luas-docklands-project-call-for-proposals