Bracken Educate Together N/S announce an exciting Per Cent for Art Commission Opportunity.


Bracken Educate Together is a vibrant and prospering school that was established in 2007. The school has grown rapidly since and now has over 390 pupils enrolled to include over 35 different nationalities. It is a 16 classroom multi-denominational school that promotes an inclusive and child centred education which is reflective of the Educate Together Ethos. Bracken Educate Together is inviting expressions of interest from artists wishing to create new work within the context of this diverse learning environment.

The Educate Together Ethos is encapsulated by the four following terms:
• Multi-denominational
• Co- educational
• Child-centered
• Democratically run

An elaboration of these terms and more information about the Educate Together ethos may be found on the Educate Together website: or email teachers Aoife Banim and Eileen Keane at

The aim of the commission is to create an inviting, stimulating and potentially participatory artwork that reflects on the educational context of the school. The proposed site is located in an internal courtyard that is visible from the reception area, circulation spaces and library of the school.

Considerations for the artwork could include
- emphasis on Irish and international craft
- reflection on nature (through use of vegetation)
- echoes of the ethos of the school

The proposed art work must be:
- tactile
- encouraging of activity within the courtyard
- permanent and durable and easily maintained (note all materials will be considered)

The selection process will take the form of a two stage competition. Selection will be based on quality of the information and the feasibility of the proposal.
For those interested there will be an official site visit on Wednesday 13th May from 3.00pm to 4.00pm. In order to attend the site visit, names MUST be forwarded to the school via email to : to notify same prior to this date.
Stage 1 – Applicants are invited to express their interest in being considered for this project at the first stage of the commission.
Please submit:
- CV/statement (including name, address, contact details, website, company details where applicable)
- Images of relevant previous work ( include duration of projects)
- Applicants written proposal for the commission (no more than 500 words)and can be supported by concept/design sketches.
- Feasibility plan for proposal (approximate projected costs, timeline etc.)

Please note that the applicant will be subject to Garda vetting procedures. Also the successful applicant for the project will be required to submit a current Tax Clearance Certificate and provide insurances.
Please provide all the above as a single PDF file no greater than 10 MB.
From the completed applications of Stage 1 a shortlist of maximum of 5 will be selected by the Design Committee.

Further information can be found at

The closing date for all required documentation for stage 1 is Wednesday June 3rd 2015 at 12 noon.

Stage 2 – Shortlisted applicants are invited to submit a detailed design proposal at Stage 2.

A detailed brief and site plans will be provided for successful shortlisted applicants and an additional site visit will be arranged following selection before the end of June 2015.
Submission for stage 2 is Friday September 11th 2015.
A fee of €300 will be paid to up to 5 shortlisted applicants to work on their detailed proposal.
Note: Proposals at both stages will be selected by the Design Committee.