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Opportunities for Per Cent for Art Commissions in schools in Co Kildare

Opportunities for Per Cent for Art Commissions in schools in Co Kildare

Kildare County Council Arts Service, acting on behalf of a number of primary and secondary schools in Co Kildare, invite applications from Artists working in various art forms to apply for Per Cent for Art commissions, associated with recent capital programmes for the Department for Education and Skills.

Commissions awarded may include Artists in Residence programmes (including provision of artist’s workspace within the school), commissioning of artwork (temporary and permanent) across art forms and may include collaborative work practice.  Applications that consider the physical school environment (the buildings and grounds, indoor and outdoor) as well as applications that directly engage the school community are welcome.

STAGE 1

Artists in all art form disciplines are invited to submit a letter outlining their interest and experience in the commissioning process, with CV and samples of work that may be relevant to work in a school environment. Artists should also indicate the preferred artform(s) that they wish to be considered for as outlined in the Cover Sheet. 

STAGE 2

A selection panel in each school will shortlist a number of artists to develop detailed proposals.  Depending on the nature of the proposal, artists may be required to attend a site visit or attend for interview.  Artists who are shortlisted for Stage 2 for a school will receive an artists fee to prepare a submission.  Artists may be shortlisted for consideration by more than one school. 

BUDGET

The budget for individual commissions for each school ranges from €20,000 to €63,000.  However, the commissioning budget may be divided, to allow for more than one arts opportunity within a school.

CLOSING DATE

Artists should submit their letter of interest, CV and samples of work by 5pm, Thursday 19th January 2012 at 12 noon

Applications, along with the cover sheet below should be sent to:

Lucina Russell,

Arts Officer,

Kildare County Council,

Riverbank,

Newbridge,

Co Kildare.

Applications should be sent in a sealed package with the title ‘Opportunities for Per Cent for Art Commissions in schools in Co Kildare’ on the outside if the package. Late applications will not be considered.

Short listing for stage two will take place over the Spring school term, according to individual schools schedules.

SELECTION PANEL

Overseen by Kildare County Council Arts Service, the selection panel for each school will consist of school staff and board of management as well as an independent artist.  Depending on the nature of the commission, other specialists may be invited to sit on the selection panel. 

STAGE I SUBMISSION

Artists should include a completed cover sheet as set out below and should also indicate the preferred artform(s) that they wish to be considered for, a CV (3 copies), a letter of interest (3 copies) and samples of work.  The letter of interest should outline the artists experience and vision of working in a school environment and should address all of the criteria set out below.  Samples of work may include photographs, publications, dvd, audio work, which should be clearly labelled.  Applications will only be accepted in hard copy.

In order for applicants to be admitted to the Panel they must meet the following criteria:

 

  1. Applicants must have or be capable of obtaining a current valid tax clearance certificate
  2. Applicants must have or be capable of obtaining the following insurances: Employers Liability Insurance / Public Liability Insurance
  3. Applicants must demonstrate that they operate as an artist. Examples of at least 4 previous bodies of work must be submitted with the application.
  4. Applicants are willing to supply personal information for Garda Vetting screening as required

It is intended that all applications received will be retained for consideration by schools in Co Kildare who wish to avail of Per Cent for Art schemes 2012-14.  Therefore, applications will not be returned to artists.  It is advised that copies of all material submitted are retained by the artist. 

BUDGET BREAKDOWN

Artists who are invited to prepare proposals for Stage 2 will be expected to give a detailed budget breakdown. 

CHILD PROTECTION

Artists who are selected at Stage 2 will be referred for Garda Vetting before commencing work

ENQUIRIES

All queries relating to the Per Cent for Art commissions should be directed to

Lucina Russell, Arts Officer,

Kildare County Council, Riverbank, Newbridge, Co Kildare.

Tel: 045-448328, Email lrussell@kildarecoco.ie

Click here to download the 'Public Art Cover Sheet' to accompany your application.



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