Bailieborough Public Art Commission – Stage 1 Expression of Interest

Bailieborough BPttA Steering Committee is now inviting expressions of interest from artists or groups of artists for a public artwork to be sited at the Market House, Bailieborough, County Cavan.

Front of the Market House (Library Building), Bailieborough, and view of proposed site to the side of the building (disabled parking bays to be relocated).

The theme for this artwork is ‘Forging Ahead’. 

‘Forging Ahead’ - From Bailieborough’s Divided Pasts towards our Shared Future’   acknowledges the segregation that once affected Bailieborough’s communities, its industrial craft heritage and the determination of the community to shape a positive future. The people consider themselves to be resilient and determined and this attitude has shaped the development of the town and its many businesses and creative endeavours.

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.

The total value of the commission will be up to £40,000 (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 (hard copy only) to Bailieborough BPttA Committee, c/o Catriona O’Reilly, Arts Officer, Cavan County Council by the deadline 4pm on Tuesday 11 November 2014.




Date and time:

19 Oct 2014 - 16 Dec 2014


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