Per cent for art commission | St Mary's Ballina Co. Mayo

St. Mary’s Secondary School, Ballina, Co. Mayo, invites proposals from professional artists, architects and designers for the commission of artwork(s) in connection with their new school building. Proposals are welcome from both individuals and collectives, and from those working across a range of disciplines and a broad scope of creative approaches. The school are interested in physical artwork(s) that integrate into and enhance the public spaces of the school, within the building and / or on the extensive exterior grounds. The commission id funded under the Per Cent for Art scheme, funded by the Department of Education and Skills.

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


The total budget for commission €43,500 including VAT.

Deadline (Stage one)

12 noon, Friday 19 November 2021.


This is a two-stage open competition. Proposals will be short-listed for development in Stage Two. A fee of €300 will be paid to short-listed artists for further development of their proposal. The brief, site maps, and a virtual tour of the new building are available on the school website:

Site Visit

There will be a site visit on Wednesday 13 October 2021 at 2:30pm. Places will be limited. Please book your place by 12 noon, Friday 8 October by contacting the curator, Yvonne Cullivan, at

Further information

For queries please contact the curator. The deadline for queries is 12 noon, Friday 12 November 2021.





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