Offaly County Council Arts Office invites professional poets, rap artists, musicians, dancers, (individuals or a company) to submit a proposal for a work of public art associated with Lloyd Park Tullamore. The commission funding has been made available through the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Outdoor Public Space Scheme 2021 and is assoicated with the development of a Bandstand in Lloyd Town Park Tullamore. See attached Information document for full details. The selected artist(s) can propose to work individually or in collaboration with a school or youth group, or with a community or arts group.
A maximum budget of €3,300 is available for this project. The budget is a total cost and must include all travel, materials, VAT. Applicants will only be eligible to make one project application.
NB: Please read the full Guidelines and description of Lloyd Park available from this link https://www.offaly.ie/occ_news/public-art-commission-lloyd-park/
Artists please note: Offaly County Council is subject to the Freedom of Information Act, 1997. If you provide information in the Proposal which you consider to be of a commercially sensitive nature, please clearly indicate this in your Proposal.
Proposals will be evaluated under the following criteria
- 30% Proven track record of delivery of similar successful projects. Experience / track record of artist/s delivering the project
- 30% Innovative approach to the project and engagement of participants (if applicable) and the process.
- 20% Budget viability. Achievability of perceived results and objectives of the project.
- 20% The application within the competitive context
N.B. Garda vetting must be sought for the Artist immediately upon appointment. The Artist shall not engage in any aspect of the duties that would be termed ‘relevant work’ as defined in the relevant Children and Vulnerable Persons legislation until the Garda Vetting process is finalised.
Offaly County Council: - Definition of Professional Artist
A Professional Artist can be defined as someone for whom their art form is their whole-time occupation or who holds a third level qualification in their field of practice or has been paid and advertised as a solo or leading performer/exhibitor in a state funded institution or has been published or produced by a recognised publisher or theatre/film company or venue or is recognised as a professional by his/her peers and received recognition in the form of commendations, rewards, awards, grants, appointments to panels, etc.
General Data Protection Regulations
This Statement sets out our policy with respect to ‘Personal Data’ which is collected from applicants. Personal Data is information that can be associated with or which relates to a person, and/or could be used to identify a person. We collect Personal Data including name. address, phone number, email from applicants for the purpose of processing your application and informing you of outcomes of evaluation. The application and proposal is stored on Arts Office computer and on a secure external server with submit.com, only accessible by Arts Office staff. It will be shared with a selected panel (of two experts) for the purpose of evaluating and marking same. Unsuccessful proposals are held for a maximum of four years and then deleted. For further information please visit our Data Protection web page