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Mayo Arts Service

Public Art Commission: Westport Town

Artists are invited to submit proposals for a public art commission in Westport, County Mayo. This commission is a unique opportunity for a professional artist(s) to collaborate with the local community of Tubber Hill, Westport on a public art project. Proposals are welcome from both individuals and collaborative artistic teams.

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. This commission is open to all art forms and proposed outcomes can be ephemeral, temporary, or semi-permanent in a nature.  

Budget:  The total budget for this commission is €35000.  

Timescale: between June 2021 and June 2022.

Key dates: 

  • Information session for artists on 28th April 2021 at 12 noon.

  • Deadline for queries is 27th May 2021.  

  • Closing date for receipt of application 31st May 2021. 

  • Public Art Project complete by June 2022. 

Please view and read the artist’s brief for further information: Artist Brief - Westport Commission

Open Competition

This is initially a one-stage competition, open to all artists. However,  if a clear choice cannot be made from the stage one submissions and further, detailed information is required a limited number of artists may be invited to attend an interview and make a presentation to the panel. An honorarium will be paid to each shortlisted artist.

Information Session 

Recording of online information session for artists which took place on the 28th April 2021. 

Question and queries (updated 19.05.21):


For more information contact: 

Aoife O’Toole, Acting Public Art Coordinator, Arts Service, Mayo County Council.  

Email:, Phone: 094 9064376. 

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