Per cent for art commission | Salmon Weir Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge Galway

Galway City Council, under the Per Cent for Art Scheme, invites expressions of interest from artists for the creation of a new artwork to be situated at the new Salmon Weir Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge. Proposals are welcome from both individuals and collaborative artistic teams. The commission is open to all artforms including visual arts, literature, music, theatre, digital arts, performance, live art, multimedia, video art, sound art, socially engaged, participatory and research based..

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


The total budget for the artwork is up to €47,750 inclusive of artist fee, VAT, labour, and materials.

Deadline (Stage one)

17:00, Wednesday 19 July 2023.


This is a two-stage open competition. A proposal development fee of €400 will be paid to shortlisted artists. For further information regarding the commission, and to download a copy of the brief and application form please see:

Online information session

An online information session for artists will be held at 10am, Tuesday 20 June 2023. Please register your interest at putting ‘Public Art Online info session’ in the subject line.


Please forward any queries to with Per Cent for Art Scheme: Salmon Weir Pedestrian & Cycle Bridge in the subject line.





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