January 23, 2019

Percent for Art Commission | Maree National School, Oranmore, Co. Galway

Stage 1 Deadline: Wednesday 27 March, 12 noon.

Maree National School is a co-educational primary school based in Maree Oranmore, Co. Galway. They moved from their old school on the same site into their new school in 2015.

Maree National School’s Public Art Working Group has made the decision to commission an engaging Permanent Artwork (s) for the interior / exterior space or both for their new school to consider the following:

– An artwork that is relevant now and will also grow and remain relevant to their
students and staff now and into the future.
– An interactive element to the project.
– A level of engagement with students that won’t compromise the budget for their
wish to have permanent artworks.
– The school would wish for an exterior element to this artwork so that it may be
visible to parents and their local community.
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.

Budget €16,500

Artists Brief: Stage-1-Brief-and-Application-Maree-NS.pdf

The selection process will take the form of a Two Stage Open Competition. Artists are invited to express their interest in being considered for this project at the first stage of this commission. Artists may do this by completing the application form and submission of a CV and images / details of recent relevant works / projects.

From the completed Stage 1 applications; a shortlist of artists will be selected by panel jury. This panel, whose decision is final, has the right to clarify any issue which may arise in the course of selection. Stage 2 short listed artists will be paid a concept development fee of €200 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.

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

Percent for Art Commission | Maree National School, Oranmore, Co. Galway