Call for proposals | Dublin Docklands Light Commission

Dublin City Council wish to commission a light installation to be located on City Quay on the south bank of the River Liffey in the Dublin Docklands. This invitation is open to Irish and international artists (including architects) as individuals or teams and the competition is being organised on an open call two-stage basis.

The primary intention of this commission is to enliven the Docklands through the commissioning of a light installation that is intended to add interest to the area. It is intended to be a long-term addition to the Docklands and should be designed to have a minimum life span of 20 years with routine maintenance. The commissioners are open to ideas which creatively add to Dublin Docklands and encourage artists to express themselves through their proposals.

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


The value of the commission including VAT and taxes is €125,000..

Deadline (Stage one)

16:00 Wednesday 29 September 2021


This is a two-stage open competition. Up to five proposals will be short-listed for development in stage two. A fee of €1,500 will be paid to short-listed artists for further development of their proposal. For further information regarding the commission, please click on the following link:

A briefing meeting will take place online on Wednesday, 1 September 2021 at 13:00, which will include presentations as well as a question and answer session. The briefing will be filmed and posted online for availability on a national and international basis.


Artists or teams are welcome to submit queries to the Public Art Officer. Contact The closing date for queries is 15 of September at 12pm.





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