November 13, 2018

Per Cent for Art Commission | St. Columba’s BNS Douglas, Cork

Stage 1 Application Deadline: Thursday 31 January, 12 noon.

St. Columba’s Boys National School, Douglas, Cork, intend to commission a public art work/s under the Percent for Art Scheme funded by the Department of Education and Science on the occasion of its significant redesign and redevelopment by Ed Rafferty of Reddy Architecture. This is a two-stage open commission and will be managed by the National Sculpture Factory, Cork

€44,400 inclusive of all artist’fees and costs including installation, VAT, insurance etc.

Artists Brief: St.-Columbas-BNS-Percent-for-Art-Brief.pdf

Registration of Interest
Artists are requested to register interest in the project by emailing by Thursday, 22 November 2018. Please mark all correspondence St. Columba’s BNS Commission.

Please register your name, address, and email and phone number and indicate if you can attend the proposed site visit(s) Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th December at 11 am on both days.

Stage 1
Artists will then be required to submit the following (please do not submit anything other than what’s listed below)

• Brief description of your concept and how you would work in the context of the brief (i.e., how you would approach the commission), outline proposed materials, scale and high-level budget breakdown
• Relevant curriculum vitae
• Images of past works that may be relevant in this context (N.B max 10 with image credits

Please note maquette/models are not required at this stage.

There will be a five member Jury Panel that will include two representatives of the School, the project architect, and two nominees of the National Sculptural Factory including one professional artist.

A maximum of up to 3 artists will be short listed and invited to develop their proposal to Stage 2. Short listed artists will receive a fee of €500 to further develop their proposals for stage 2.

Application(s) to be sent by to:

Columba’s BNS Commission
Elma O’Donovan,
The National Sculpture Factory,
Albert Road,
Cork. T12 KX00

Contact Elma O’Donovan with any queries.

Per Cent for Art Commission | St. Columba’s BNS Douglas, Cork