November 20, 2018

Commission | EURO2020 Street Activations Programme, Dublin City Council and FAI

The closing date for submissions: 12noon on Friday 18 January 2019.

Dublin City Council, in partnership with the FAI invite proposals for street activations which will take place during the UEFA European Football Championships in June 2020 of which four matches will take place in the AVIVA Stadium Dublin. The invitation is for street activations in any art form (visual arts, acrobatics, dance, street performance, street art etc.) which will respond to hosting of these matches in Dublin.

To animate the Spectator Experience on each of the Match Days, Dublin City Council are seeking proposals for a “Street Activations Programme” for each of the four Match Days in Dublin City. There is no set formula for delivery, other than that the programme/activations must be engaging, entertaining, and seek to showcase Dublin’s culture and personality as a fun-loving and welcoming city. The Street Activations Programme should add to the match day atmosphere and create a uniquely ‘Dublin’ experience, bearing in mind our mission to position Dublin as the best city to experience EURO 2020.

The budget for proposals is between €50,000 and €100,000. This is for all costs relating to the commission including the cost of fees, development, creation, any installation, dissemination and completion / removal (if relevant).

Artists Brief: Euro_2020_Street_Activation_brief.doc

Stage 1- Proposal Submission
Initial Ideas/Proposals for the Street Activations programme should be no more than two-pages each. There is no form/template to submit proposals.

Please send proposals for Street Activations Programme to: Please use the Subject Title; Street Activation Programme – Artist/Company Name

Once received, Submissions will be reviewed and any artists/companies that make the shortlist will be invited to proceed to Stage 2.

Proposals for Stage 1 will be assessed under the following criteria.
• Originality of the proposal
• Connection with Dublin and EURO 2020
• How the proposed funding costs relate to the nature of the proposal
• Capacity to develop, manage and deliver the project within the proposed timeframe and within budget

Stage 2: Shortlist and Briefing
Shortlisted ideas/proposals will be invited to proceed to Stage 2, whereby shortlisted artists/companies will be invited to a briefing and discussion for which they receive a small fee each (€250). Following this discussion, we may ask the artist companies to make comprehensive proposals including a full budget and feasibility plan. A template and criteria for this process will be provided.

Stage 3: Selection
The Companies/Artists to make a full proposal will be paid a further €250 on receipt of their proposal. Interviews and presentations may be required as part of the Assessment of these applications. Final decisions and contracting of the parties will proceed from this Assessment if a standard and suitability of programme is identified and agreed.

Artists or teams making an application are required to submit a proposal by email in pdf format (one document only) to
Please use the Subject Title; Street Activation Programme – Artist/Company Name

Briefing and Information
A briefing meeting will be arranged for interested artists, curators and creative producers. A question and answer session will form an important part of this meeting. The meeting will take place in The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1 on Thursday 22nd November 2pm – 5pm. Please note that this briefing meeting will be filmed for the purposes of promoting the commissioning opportunity and application to attend the meeting is taken as agreement to being filmed. To book email

Commission | EURO2020 Street Activations Programme, Dublin City Council and FAI