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Mayo Arts Service

Public Art Commission: Irishtown

Mayo County Council in collaboration with Irishtown Community Council invite artist(s) to submit proposals for a public art commission for the community of Irishtown in County Mayo. This commission is an exciting opportunity for an artist(s) to work in a historic village with a strong community spirit. Proposals are welcome from both individuals and collaborative artistic teams. The budget for this commission is €14000.

Please not the site visit that was scheduled for Saturday 27th November 2021 has been cancelled. There is additional video support material for artists available on this page. 

This commission is part of Mayo County Council’s Public Art Programme, funded by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage under the Per Cent for Art Scheme. The purpose of the percent for art scheme is to commission artists to create new work. Proposed outcomes can be ephemeral, temporary or semi-permanent in a nature.

Artist Brief and application process:

Please read the Artists Brief for full details of this Public Art Commission including the application process: 

Artist brief here 

The application process includes an application form which can be downloaded here, please refer to the Artist Brief for other documents required with this form:

Application Form Irishtown Public Art Commission.

There is also a supporting document with image available:

Supporting Document with image. 

Support Video One: Walkabout of Irishtown

Support Video Two: Conversation about Irishtown

Frequently Asked Questions: 

This page will be updated with frequently asked questions as they arise and after site visit. 

For further information contact:

Aoife O’Toole, A/ Public Art Coordinator, Mayo County Council, Email:, Telephone: 094 9064376.

Deadline for queries is Friday 7th January 2022.  Closing date for receipt of application Monday 10th January 2022.

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