Gorey Educate Together National School
PUBLIC ART COMMISSION: VISUAL ART
Per Cent for Art Scheme
Funded by the Department of Education & Science
The Per Cent for Art Scheme:
The Department of the Environment established an artistic embellishment scheme in 1986, based on Per Cent for Art. The Office of Public Works had established a similar scheme in 1978. In 1997, the findings of a review of these schemes were published in a report entitled Public Art Research Project – Steering Group Report to Government, the recommendations of which were approved. As a result, all Government Departments with construction budgets implement the Per Cent for Art Scheme.
Gorey Educate Together National School:
Gorey Educate Together first opened in September 2005.
The school is multi-denominational – all children have equal rights of access to Gorey Educate Together. All social, cultural and religious backgrounds are equally respected. The identity of every pupil is given active support.
The school is child-centred – the Board of Management takes decisions based on the educational and developmental needs of the children of the school, over and above other external factors.
The school is co-educational – the children are encouraged to explore their full range of abilities and opportunities. They are empowered to fulfil their potential irrespective of gender.
The school is democratically run – Gorey Educate Together was set up by a volunteer group of parents. Continued partnerships re: school affairs and listening to the voices of pupils, staff and parents are key elements of the democracy that underpins the school.
Arts education is important to the school and arts activities have provided a hub for community development over the past 4 ½ years. Parents, pupils and staff collaborate on an annual entry into the local St. Patrick’s Day parade. Some parents lead or contribute to various visual arts lessons in the classrooms, while others provide musical accompaniment at selected school events. Most recently, staff and parents worked together in preparation for the performance of a Pantomime by the children in 4th, 5th and 6th classes.
Two hundred and fifty 4-13 year olds attend Gorey Educate Together at present (up from twenty-six pupils in 2005.) The expected total enrolment for September 2010 is two hundred and seventy-five children: 2 each of Junior Infants, Senior Infants & First Class; 1 each of Second to Sixth Classes; and 2 Special Classes for Children with Autism.
The school’s permanent building was constructed in two phases during 2008 and 2009. It is situated 1 mile southwest of Gorey town centre. Facilities include: 16 classrooms, learning support & resource rooms, rooms for special classes, library, 3 play areas, gardens, assembly hall and shared PE hall.
Gorey Educate Together NS now invites submissions for a temporary or permanent work of Visual Art, which may be sited in public areas (internally or externally) at the school.
The commissioners are particularly interested to receive proposals that embrace the school’s ethos, and they invite concepts which engage with the multidenominational, coeducational, democratically run and/or child–centred principles on which the school is founded. Furthermore, the commissioners are interested to receive proposals which would promote the school community’s understanding of the creative processes involved in making art.
The school community’s experience of the work would be purposeful, and could include opportunities for them to engage, explore, experiment, imagine, design, invent and/or communicate.
The artwork should be informed by the context of this school. Artists are invited to visit Gorey Educate Together: please telephone 053 9489662 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange same. (Photographs and up-to-date school news can be found on the award-winning website: http://www.goreyeducatetogether.ie/)
The total budget for this commission is €21,800 inclusive of all costs, expenses, VAT, insurance and other charges.
A payment schedule will be agreed with the successful applicant. This can, if required, include phased payments. However, the entire amount will not be expended prior to the delivery and/or completion of the work.
This commission will involve a 2-stage Open Competition process.
Submissions for Stage 1 must include the following:
- A typed current Curriculum Vitae, to include two named referees
- Examples of work to date i.e. documentation in the form of between 5 and 8 good quality images of work on disc and / or colour photographs. Full details for each image is required i.e. title, medium, site if appropriate, measurements and date of work
- A typed outline proposal (maximum two pages), to include –
- Ideas / concepts for the artwork
- Budget Breakdown
- Details of technical specifications, dimensions, materials, installation, if appropriate
- Drawings / sketches to scale (if appropriate,) illustrating the proposal
- Completed Application Form
A maximum of 5 artists will be shortlisted for Stage 2.
Stage 2 will involve the preparation of a detailed proposal, to include:
- Detailed explanation of the proposed artwork including dimensions (if appropriate) and materials
- Drawings and any other explanatory means of clearly representing the proposed work (within the context of the school.) Any maquette submitted will be returned once assessments of Stage 2 submissions are made.
- Details of technical specifications; health and safety, construction and installation process of the artwork (if appropriate)
- A detailed budget breakdown
- Timescale breakdown – research / production / delivery. (A maximum of eight months has been assigned to complete and install the work from when the commission is awarded.) Please note that the school calendar is available at http://www.goreyeducatetogether.ie/
- Preservation and maintenance schedule
- Support and resources required
- Documentation and evaluation of process.
A fee of €300 will be paid for Stage 2 submissions. This fee of €300 will be payable only if the selection panel is satisfied that the submission meets all the requirements as set out above.
Applicants may be required to meet with the selection panel for Stage 2 to present their proposal. Gorey Educate Together is not responsible for travel costs incurred.
CRITERIA FOR ARTIST SELECTION
Standard of submission
Quality and originality offered within the proposal
Suitability of the proposal to the context of the school
Assessment of the likelihood that the commission would promote the school community’s understanding of the creative processes involved in making art
Value for money
- Ø Prior to signing of contracts, Artists will be required to furnish the commissioner with a:
- Tax Clearance Certificate
- Public Liability Insurance Certificate
- Tax Exemption Certificate
- A completed Garda Vetting Form, issued by Gorey Educate Together National School
- Ø Please note that the successful artist will be awarded a contract for services and not a contract of employment.
- Ø No late submissions will be accepted.
- Ø Gorey Educate Together NS reserves the right not to award a commission. In this instance, Gorey Educate Together NS reserves the right to pursue another procurement process.
Applications must be posted to:
Raymond Swan, Principal
(Per Cent for Art Commission: Visual Art)
Gorey Educate Together National School
Deadline for receipt of submissions is: 2pm, Friday 23rd April 2010
Submissions arriving after the deadline cannot be accepted.
8) APPLICATION FORM
Gorey Educate Together Per Cent for Art Commission: Visual Art
Contact Details: Home phone:
CHECKLIST: I have enclosed the following materials in respect of my proposal:
Typed Curriculum Vitae, to include two named referees
Examples of work to date i.e. documentation in the form of
Between 5 and 8 good quality images of work on disc and / or
colour photographs. Full details of each image required i.e. title, medium, site if appropriate, measurements and date of work
typed outline proposal (maximum two pages) detailing
Ideas / concepts for the artwork
Drawings / sketches to scale, illustrating the proposal
(Maquettes are optional for Stage 1)
Completed Application Form
This form is to accompany all applications.
The closing date for receipt of submissions is 2pm, Friday 23rd April 2010.