Please complete an application form and return it to by the 28th of September 2017 at 5pm with the appropriate supporting material attached. Please include Infrastructure Application and your name in the email subject.


Infrastructure is an international, national and local opportunity. It is open to artists from across all art forms. Commissioned artists must be tax compliant and will be required to provide a Tax Clearance Cert and relevant Insurances. Where an artist is working with children, Garda Vetting will be required.

Supporting Material

Please attach the following files to your application email, as relevant to the strand(s) to which you are applying. For further details see the application form. —
Application form (all strands).

CV (all strands).

A reference letter (all strands).

Examples of previous work
(strands 1, 2 and 3).

A statement of interest
(strands 1 and 2).

Images of available artwork
(strand 4 only).

File Formats

Text documents should be provided in Microsoft Word .docx or .doc format. Please format all text to 12pt Times New Roman.

Images should be between 800 and 2000px on their longest edge, in .jpeg, .png or .gif format. No more than ten images should be included per submission and they should have a total combined file size under 10MB.

Supporting documents and imagery can simply be attached to your application email. Please do not use zipped or compressed files/folders.

Audio and video files should not be attached, instead please include links to hosting sites such as vimeo, soundcloud, etc.

Download the full Infrastructure Artists Brief and the Application Form here for further details.

Selection Criteria

The quality of an artist’s previous work or the demonstration of an applicant’s artistic potential (Special consideration will be made where a submission is being made by an emerging artist).

Cultural value for Fingal.

The potential to attract international audiences and critical attention.

Innovation and new ways of thinking and engagement.

Potential of project to connect meaningfully with new audiences.


Selection Process

Commission procedures are in line with the ‘Public Art; Per Cent for Art Scheme. General National Guidelines’, 2004

The application process is designed to be as ‘artist friendly’ and flexible as possible.

Worked up proposals are not sought at this stage of the commission process.

Selected artists will be resourced and paid for proposal development.

Selection Panel

Selection will be made by a panel comprising a combination of the following people;

Valerie Connor
Artist, Curator and Academic.

Caroline Cowley
Fingal County Council Public Art Co-ordinator.

Dr Declan Long
Co-Director of the MA ‘Art in the Contemporary World’, lecturer in Faculty of Visual Culture, NCAD. Turner Prize judge, 2013.

Rory O’Byrne
Fingal County Council Arts Officer.

Aisling Prior
Independent Curator, former Public Art advisor to the Arts Council and Artistic Director, Breaking Ground, Ballymun.

Representatives of the relevant PPN (Public Participation Network) as well art form specific artists.

2 members of the In-House Public Art Group.

In-House Public Art Group

Dr Gerry Clabby
Heritage Officer

Caroline Cowley
Public Art Co-ordinator

Íde de Bairtiseíl
Senior Executive Officer, Community, Culture and Sports

Betty Boardman
Senior County Librarian

Mary Egan
Senior Executive Officer Housing

Imelda Hickey
Senior Executive Planner

Denise Madden
Capital Finance - Community, Culture & Sports Department

Fionnuala May
County Architect

Rory O’Byrne
Arts Officer

Pat Queenan
Principal Community Development Officer

Paul Smyth
Senior Executive Economic Enterprise and Tourism

Annette Sweeney
Senior Executive Architect

David Storey
Senior Executive Operations

Infrastructure Fingal County Council’s Public Art Programme 2017—2021

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