The Per Cent for Art Scheme is a government-funded programme whereby a client (typically a local authority, school, hospital, the National Roads Authority or the Office of Public Works) can apply for an additional fund of up to 1% of the cost of publicly funded infrastructure of buildings to commission original, site- and context-specific works of art. The 1% is subject to a cap of €64,000. The fund is available across all government departments and supports the commissioning of artists and artworks across all contemporary art forms.
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Wicklow County Council has a rich history of commissioning both temporary and permanent public art under the Per Cent for Art Scheme, including work by Michael Johnson, Fiona Coffey, Liz McMahon and Theresa Nanigan, among others.