Infrastructure 2018 -2021, which is predominantly funded through the Government’s Per Cent for Art scheme, and is valued at €400,000, is co-curated by Fingal County Council’s Public Art Co-ordinator, Caroline Cowley and Independent Curator, Aisling Prior. In 2017 they conducted a countywide consultation to deliver the most appropriate creative brief for artists to respond to.
Following an overwhelming response to an Open Call, with almost 300 submissions, three selection phases have been conducted for the Infrastructure commissions. The selection processes featured the expertise of curators, Aisling Prior and Caroline Cowley, academics, Declan Long and Valerie Connor, local public representatives and a range of specialist staff drawn from Fingal County Council’s Community, Heritage, Cultural and Planning departments. The selection processes resulted in nine commissions being awarded to some of Ireland’s most exciting and respected emerging and established artists, all of whom demonstrate an inspiring energy and unique imagination as to how they will make innovative and challenging artworks over the coming three years.