West Cork Times 09/07/2014

An Foras Pátrúnachta / Press / West Cork Times 09/07/2014

Invitation to artists to create for Clonakilty gaelscoil

ARTISTS of any genre who are interested in being considered for a “Per Cent Art Project” at Gaelscoil Mhichíl Uí Choileáin, Cloch na gCoillte, Iarthair Chorcaí (Clonakilty), are invited to submit an expression of interest to the Bórd Bainistíochta before 25th July.

All expressions must be made via e-mail to iarratasai@gmail.com

It is envisaged that the Board of Management will meet with those who email and relevant issues will be discussed at that stage, after which the interested artists will be invited to submit their proposals.

The “Per Cent for Art” scheme is a government initiative, first introduced in 1988, whereby 1% of the cost of any publicly funded capital, infrastructural and building development can be allocated to the commissioning of a work of art.

Gaelscoil Mhichíl Uí Choileáin is a completely new building which opened in August 2013.

Principal Ms Carmel Nic Airt said, “West Cork and indeed the whole of Ireland is full of creative people in diverse disciplines. We welcome expressions of interest from Artists, Musicians, Writers, Film-makers, Dance Artists, Drama Practitioners, etc. to create something unique and relevant to our school, it’s history, function and place in the world.

“This is an exciting project and we look forward to hearing from creators of art in all it’s guises over the coming few weeks”.

All details about the scheme are available at

http://www.publicart.ie/main/commissioning/funding/per-cent-for-art/