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Public Art Commission: N5 Westport to Turlough Road

Date: 27-10-2022

Mayo County Council under the Per Cent for Art Scheme invite artist(s) to submit proposals for a public art commission.  Proposals are welcome from both individuals and collaborative artistic teams.

The purpose of the percent for art scheme is to commission artists to create new and ambitious work. Proposed outcomes can be ephemeral, temporary or semi-permanent in nature. In line with the Percent for Art National Guidelines 2004, the commission is open to all art forms.

The commission will focus on the following locations and their communities: Islandeady, Breaffy and Turlough – Parke with a budget of €22,000 per location. There will be three individual projects to the value of €22,000. Artist(s) are welcome to apply to work in more than one location as part of the commission. 

This project is part of Mayo County Council’s Public Art Programme, funded under the Per Cent for Art Scheme by Transport Infrastructure Ireland as part of the N5 Westport to Turlough Road Project and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.

Competition: This is a Two Stage Open Competition. Artists shortlisted for Stage 2 will be paid a fee.

Artist Brief and application process:

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

Key dates:

Information session for artists on 9th November 2022. Email to register.

Deadline for queries is 7th December 2022.

Closing date for receipt of application 9th December 2022.

For further information or to book for the site visit contact:

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

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