August 15, 2017

Percent for Art Commission | Gaelscoil Riabhach Loughrea, Co. Galway

Application deadline: Friday 29 September, 12 noon.

Budget โ‚ฌ29,000

Guidelines, click here: Stage 1 Project Brief and Application Form

Gaelscoil Riabhachโ€™s Public Art Working Group have made the decision to commission Permanent Artworks for both the internal and exterior spaces of their new school. The exterior artwork to help express their welcoming identity, visualise their presence and help to express their vision.

They wish the artist(s) to engage meaningfully with as many of their 183 students as is possible as part of this process. Various approaches and levels of engagement are welcomed as part of this Per Cent for Art project. Collaborative partnerships are also welcome, should artists wish to partner with another artist for this project.

Fluency in the Irish language is not a requirement to be considered for this commission, however, the artist(s), the process and final artworks should be cognisant of and sympathetic to the central role of the Irish language in the school and the schoolโ€™s identity.

It must be noted that the new school building is โ€˜on siteโ€™ at present with an estimated completion date of October, 2017.

The Commissioning Process:
The selection process will take the form of a Two Stage Open Competition. It is open to all interested professional artists at any stage of their career or experience. Selection will be based on the information supplied, establishing the competence of the artists to carry out this commission. No designs or detailed proposals are required in Stage 1.

From the completed Stage 1 applications; a shortlist of artists will be selected by panel jury. The Selection Panel will consist of two / three members of the Public Art Working Group and two Professional Artists and will be chaired by the Curator / Project Manager.

Stage 2 short listed artists will be paid a concept development fee of โ‚ฌ150 to work on a detailed proposal for final selection. A Stage 2 brief will be available to shortlisted artists and a site visit is expected at this stage.

Stage 1 application form and supporting information should be returned HARD COPY to the address below:

Per Cent for Art Commission
Rina Whyte
C/O The Principal,
Gaelscoil Riabhach
Co. Galway

Applicants can make enquiries regarding the commission to Rina Whyte, email or by telephone + 353 87 238 9591.

Percent for Art Commission | Gaelscoil Riabhach Loughrea, Co. Galway