Public Art Commission – Stage 1 Expression of Interest Cootehill Building Peace through the Arts: Re-imaging Communities

Cootehill BPttA Steering Committee is now inviting expressions of interest from artists or groups of artists for a public artwork to be sited at Halton’s Recreational Area, Cootehill.

The theme for this artwork is ‘The Woven Fabric of our Community: People, Heritage and Diversity in Cootehill’ which reflects Cootehill’s unique history as an important linen centre and how this trade led to the rapid development of the town and attracted people from diverse backgrounds.

There is no payment to artists submitting the initial Expression of Interest (Stage 1). No more than 3 artists will be selected to proceed to Stage 2 and will be asked to develop a full proposal with sketches and a maquette. £500 is available for each artist selected for Stage 2.

Artists/Groups of Artists interested in submitting an Expression of Interest should read the following Artist Brief carefully and follow the guidelines for submission.

Cootehill Artist Brief BPttA

The total value of the commission will be up to £47,000 (including VAT). This figure must also allow for all necessary design, treatment of surfaces, installation, erection and all fixings to secure the feature etc. There will be a six month timeframe for delivery of the artwork.

All queries should be directed via email only to

Completed Expressions of Interest should be sent to Cootehill BPttA Committee, c/o Catriona O’Reilly, Arts Officer, Cavan County Council by the deadline 4pm on Wednesday 10 September 2014.


Date and time:

10 Sep 2014 - 09 Sep 2014


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