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Open Competition: Dublin City Council Public Art Commission

Posted: 19 January, 2024

Submit your proposal for a Dublin City public art commission under the theme ‘active travel’.

Dublin City Council is developing an active travel route from Clontarf to the City Centre known as the Clontarf to City Centre Scheme or C2CC. The design and development of this infrastructure is led by the Environment and Transport Department in Dublin City Council with the National Transport Authority will be transformative for this part of the city. As part of the scheme the National Transport Authority has provided funding under the Per Cent for Art Scheme for a public art commission.

The theme of the commission is Active Travel, defined as ‘travelling with a purpose, using your own energy’. This theme is chosen to provoke ideas and thoughts relevant to the development of C2CC but it is also open enough to give ‘creative space for the artist’.

The commissioners will welcome proposals in any artform and form of practice which relate to C2CC and also to the given theme. The proposal must be for a new and original artwork and could include permanent work, temporary or time base art, such as performance based or digital, etc. This brief is intentionally open and the commissioners wish to be surprised by the originality of ideas combined with feasibility of proposals. This commission is open to Irish and international artists. Up to four proposals will be short-listed for further development in Stage 2. Fees will be payable to short-listed artists for the further development of their initial proposals.

The value of the commission is €90,000 including VAT. Closing date is Tuesday 19 March at 12.00 noon.

For further information and the full brief, watch the video below or visit www.dublincityartsoffice.ie

Image: Design of the Clontarf to City Centre Project led by Roughan & O’Donovan – AECOM Alliance Consulting Engineers, with support from Cunnane Stratton Reynolds on public realm and landscape design.


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