Public Art Commission – Stage 1 Expression of Interest

Ballyconnell Building Peace through the Arts: Re-imaging Communities


Ballyconnell BPttA Steering Committee is now inviting expressions of interest from artists or groups of artists for a public artwork to be sited in front of the Market Square, Main Street, Ballyconnell.

The theme for this artwork is ‘The Crossing Point’ which reflects Ballyconnell’s rich history as a crossing point on the river and on the border with Northern Ireland.

There is no payment to artists submitting the initial Expression of Interest (Stage 1). Between 3 and 5 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 interested in submitting an Expression of Interest should read the following Artist Brief carefully and follow the guidelines for submission.

·         Ballyconnell BPttA Artist Brief

The total value of the commission will be up to £48,000 (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 Ballyconnell BPttA Committee, c/o Catriona O’Reilly, Arts Officer, Cavan County Council by the deadline 5pm on Wednesday 13 August 2014.



Date and time:

30 Jun 2014 - 19 Aug 2014

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