Per cent for art commission | Irishtown, County Mayo

Mayo County Council in collaboration with Irishtown Community Council invite artist(s) to submit proposals for a public art commission for the community of Irishtown in County Mayo. This commission is an exciting opportunity for an artist(s) to work in a historic village with a strong community spirit. Proposals are welcome from both individuals and collaborative artistic teams.

This commission is part of Mayo County Council’s Public Art Programme, funded by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage under the Per Cent for Art Scheme. Proposed outcomes can be ephemeral, temporary or semi-permanent in a nature.

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


The total budget for the commission is €14,000 for design, supply, installation or production costs, artist’s fee and any community involvement initiatives, inclusive of all costs, VAT, insurance and other charges.

Deadline (Stage one)

Monday 10 January 2022.


This is a two-stage open competition. For further details and to download a copy of the brief please see:

Site visit

There will be a site visit facilitated by Mayo Arts Service and the Community Council to do walkabout of the village on Saturday 27 November 2021. Artists do not have to attend this if they are unable to and are welcome to apply for the commission regardless of their attendance. Site visit will be in accordance with current Covid-19 guidelines. Booking is required.

Further information

For further information or to book a site visit please contact Aoife O’Toole, Public Art Coordinator, Mayo County Council, Email:, Telephone: 094 9064376.

The deadline for queries is Friday 7 January 2022.





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