Per Cent for Art Scheme

Per Cent for Art Scheme

The Per Cent for Art Scheme allows for a percentage cost of a capital Project of a capital project to be used for the commissioning of an art project.

In 1986 the Department of the Environment adopted this scheme and it was initially called “The Artist Embellishment Scheme” and provided the opportunity for Local Authorities to commission permanent sculptural works. Since a review of the scheme, which has since extended to all Government Department with construction budget, the scope of the artwork commissioned under the scheme has also expanded.

County Hall Commissions

County Hall Commissions

In 2000 the council wanted to match the standard and gauntlet presented by the design of the new county hall and so demanded that the council itself make a major contribution to the provision of public art for the building. The Council, Arts Officer Rory O’Byrne and then County Architect David O’Connor ran a two stage competition short listing a variety of prolific artists, inviting them to meet on site with architects and planners, given advice and a fee to make their proposals. These commissions mirrored the young forward thinking local authority committed to the inclusion of art in the lives of its staff and visitors to the council. The three works coming from this commission are well respected and are thought to present a positive corporate image.

Public Art Panel

Public Art Panel

Panel 2007 – 2013

In 2007 we engaged a panel of artists to respond to all aspects of Fingal as a place. Nine projects have been completed from this phase taking place across multiple locations our artists have mapped the areas historical, geographical,environmental, cultural and socio political landscape through film, performance, photography,installation and sculpture.

ARC

ARC

A Per Cent for Art Scheme Fingal County Council & Dublin City Council 2003 – 2005

This project arose from Per cent for art arising from Dublin City & Fingal County Council’s Water Services Schemes. The Dublin Bay Project and The North Fringe Water Supply Scheme. Artworking were contracted ( Artworking headed by Jenny Haughton Public Art Specialist, Arts Council).

Public Realm

Public Realm

Fingal Arts Office has been responsible for the commissioning of a significant number of permanent and high profile works within the county as part of new builds,new roads,new schools & local regeneration projects.

Work in Progress

Work in Progress

Current Commissions: Commissions+ An International Symposium on Public Art & Commissioning

Commissions+ 2014 – 2017

Public Art Commission Opportunity - 1916

Public Art Commission Opportunity - 1916

Mobile Monuments - 1916 Public Art Commission

Mobile Monuments - 1916 Public Art Commission

Let’s Talk About Public Art

Let’s Talk About Public Art

Let’s Talk about Public Art
Fingal County Council’s Arts Office is hosting a series of Information Sessions as they embark on a new phase of Public Art Commissioning 2016 – 2019.

Resort Residency Opportunity,Lynders Mobile Home Park, Portrane

Resort Residency Opportunity,Lynders Mobile Home Park, Portrane

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

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

All Bread is Made of Wood - This Dirt, Swords Castle

All Bread is Made of Wood - This Dirt, Swords Castle

Resort Revelations

Resort Revelations

Ways of Seeing - Resort Revelations 2018 Annual Public Art Programme,Lynders Mobile Home Park,Portrane,North County Dublin
Launch 7th of September at 7pm
Exhibition 7th – 15th 10-5pm Lynders Mobile Home Park
Special Event Programme Details