Artists are free to research their own ideas and thematics for artworks and projects. However, in order to inform the Infrastructure commissioning brief from the outset, a county-wide consultation process was carried out by the Arts Office of Fingal County Council in Spring/Summer 2016.
This consultation process comprised of a series of public presentations in Baldoyle Library, Swords Castle, Blanchardstown Library, Balbriggan Library and Rush Library in 2016. An online questionnaire was widely disseminated through the Council’s Public Participation Portal and through Facebook and Twitter. These combined processes elicited helpful direction from the communities in Fingal.
The following themes, to serve as a guide, emerged as areas of consideration for artists:
Future, Youth, Growth, Margins, Isolation, Community, Action, Agency, Leadership, Service, Urban Centres, Education, Commerce, Business, Sky, Aviation, Astronomy, Visit, Hospitality, Tourism, Movement, Migration, Newcomers, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism, Diversity, Home, Building, Neighbours, Friendship, Nature, Heritage, Folklore, Cultural Tradition, Biosphere, Ecosystems, Environment.