Per Cent For Art Scheme - Music Commission Project for Scoil San Phroinsias, Tirellan National School, Galway

Deadline: 19 August 2019 17:30


The Board of Management of Tirellan National School, (Scoil San Phroinsias), in association with Music Generation Galway City, wishes to commission a musical artist to deliver a project of learning and creation under the Per Cent for Art Scheme, funded by the Department of Education and Skills. The extension and refurbishment to Scoil San Phroinsais was built by PJ McLoughlin & Sons Ltd, Dublin Road, Longford and designed by Healy Partner Architects, The Mill, Glenworth Street, Limerick.


• The commission is open to an artist working in a broad musical context who will readily embrace a process of engagement, learning and creativity with the students, staff and, where applicable, parents, of the school to realise a project(s) which leads to the creation and performance of an original musical work(s) that expresses the core cultural and social identity of the school and its community.

• The commission is open to a single- practitioner or a collaborative application that retains a high standard of musical creativity and outcomes as its core focus.Regular group facilitations/workshops in the school, to be delivered by the artist(s)or a pre-designated artist associate(s), are essential to the delivery of this project.

• The project/work must reflect the ethos and spirit of the school and be cognisant and reflective of its location, setting and cultural wealth. Music literacy among participants should not be a pre-requisite of the feasibility of the project and required facilitations/workshops.

• The potential for this commission to have a lasting outcome of some nature in the school and the community should be considered while also making a strong artistic statement of the artists’ own developmental practice that resonates in Galway city.

•Project is to be complete by June 2020, subject to agreement between Artist(s) and school board of management. A Provisional Date for the public realisation of this project is Sunday June 21 st 2020.

Working title for this project is Fête de la Cheoil.

Details on application and commissioning process see attached pdfPDF iconfete_de_la_cheoil_-_updated_august_2019.pdf

Further information - Contemporary Music Centre (CMC) is managing the submission process on behalf of the Board of Management of Tirellan National School, in association with Music Generation Galway City. Applicants may contact Evonne Ferguson, Director, Contemporary Music Centre for further information on this Public Art Commission project as follows:email Phone: 01 6731922.