August 22, 2017

Public Art Commissioning Programme | Fingal County Council Infrastructure 2017-2021

Deadline for submissions: 28 September, 5pm.

Fingal County Council has launched its Public Art Commissioning Programme, Infrastructure 2017-2021, as part of the Creative Ireland Programme. This programme endeavours to bring art to the public in a new and exciting way, and to the highest standard.

Infrastructure is open to artists working across all art forms, providing routes to public participation and engagement through four commissioning strands. The Public Art Awards offer artists the opportunity to produce flagship projects, which can represent Fingal at national and international level. The Co-Production strand encourages artists to collaborate with communities, creating work that speaks to their place or activities.

The People’s Purchase strand will be a ‘community collection’, promoting discussion on submitted work and its suitability to become part of a local public meeting place. The Buildings & Public Spaces Panel invites submissions for work within the built environment, with potential of permanent commissions in public spaces county-wide.

Commissions will be awarded by open competition, with selections being made by panels comprised of artists, curators and public representatives from Fingal’s Public Participation Network and Fingal County Council. The extensive artist brief has been devised by Fingal County Council’s Public Art Co-ordinator Caroline Cowley and Curator Aisling Prior who collectively bring a wealth of public art commissioning experience to the field.

For a copy of the brief and application form contact Caroline Cowley, Public Art Co-ordinator or visit

Further information on Fingal’s Creative Ireland Programme can be obtained by emailing or calling 01 8905097.

Public Art Commissioning Programme | Fingal County Council Infrastructure 2017-2021