Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Two Commissions Available for Artists

Ballinamore Community School
Per Cent for Art Scheme

Ballinamore Community School, Ballinamore, Co Leitrim.
071-9644049 office@ballinamorecs.ie

Under the Per Cent for Art Scheme Ballinamore Community School wishes to commission new visual artwork to celebrate and coincide with the construction and opening of Ballinamore Community School.

The aim of the commission is to provide an opportunity for artists to develop new work influenced by the history, context, and aspirations of the students, teachers, parents and community of Ballinamore and the surrounding region.

Projects financed under this scheme should maintain the highest level of artistic excellence, be innovative in nature and display a high level of understanding of the context of the commission.

The project is divided into two separate commissions.

COMMISSION 1 - The first commission is for a collaborative art programme to be explored, developed and completed in conjunction with the students and staff of the school which will result in finished work to be installed internally in the new building (most likely wall mounted). Applicants for Commission 1 should have undertaken a HSE approved Keeping Safe programme or equivalent. The successful applicant will undertake a garda vetting procedure before commencing the commission.

COMMISSION 2 - The second commission is for a piece of fixed permanent public sculpture of resilient and weather resistant material with minimal maintenance requirements. The work is to be situated in a preselected location to the front of the school which is clearly visible from the adjacent public road as well as to all school users.


The maximum budget for both commissions is €45,000 inclusive of all artists’ fees, costs, expenses, VAT, insurance and any other charges. It is expected that Commission 1 will have an estimated budget of between €3,000 - €10,000 while Commission 2 will have an estimated budget of between €35,000 - €42,000.


To register your interest in either or both projects, email mailto:office@ballinamorecs.ie or write to Padraig Leyden, Art Commission Coordinator, Community School, Ballinamore, Co Leitrim expressing your interest in the project before 4.00 pm on Friday Feb 7th, 2014 and providing your name, address, telephone number and email address. When registering, please indicate if you intend to attend the project site visit.

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