Public art commission | Opera Square Limerick

Limerick Twenty Thirty invites submissions from artists at all stages of their career for a permanent artwork that complements the cultural and environmental values of Opera Square

The public art commission will be intrinsic to creating an identity and sense of place for the Central Plaza. The selected artwork will be a contemporary, ambitious and visually strong artwork that complements the cultural and environmental values of Opera Square.

Please read the brief for further details about the commission and location.


The budget is €100,000 to include all costs and excluding VAT.

Deadline (Stage one)

16:00, Friday 15 July 2022.


This is a two-stage commission process. Stage one is open to artists at all stages of career based in Ireland and internationally. The selection panel will shortlist up to five artists who will be invited to further develop their proposals at stage two. Artists invited to stage two will be paid a proposal development fee of €700 To download a copy of the brief please see

Information session

There will be an online information session at 2pm on 22 June. Project managers for Limerick Twenty Thirty and representatives from the Opera Project Design Team will be available to answer questions. Please register to attend at 

To apply

Stage one applications must be made through the online portal at

Further information

Contact Shelly McDonnell (VAI) only. All queries can be sent by email to or call 01 672 9499. Closing date for queries 12 July at 5pm.





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