Public art commissioning and local authorities

Local authorities have a significant role to play in commissioning contemporary art through the per cent for art scheme. Below are some examples of the wide variety of different types of art projects and artforms which have been commissioned by local authorities for their constituencies and for the wider public in the recent past.

Perpetual Motion  - Remco de Fouw & Rachel Joynt 

Sending Letters to the Sea - Mark Garry 

Lucan Portrait - Katharine Lamb 

Windowwall - Caroline McCarthy 

Travelogue - Theresa Nanigian 

Hotel Ballymun - Seamus Nolan 

50 Ways to Leave Dún Laoghaire - Ciarán Taylor and Carpet Theatre 

Learn more about the per cent for art scheme and how to go about commissioning a public art project.

Learn about the experiences of those who have been involved in public art projects.

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Per cent for art commission | Cahir Road Roundabout Clonmel

28 June 2022

Tipperary County Council invites submissions from artists to create a permanent gateway public artwork at the N24 Cahir Road Roundabout,...More..

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