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Per Cent for Art Scheme

The Per Cent for Art scheme in Co. Wicklow supports commissioning of original site-specific work across all contemporary art forms.

Public Art

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.

Find out more about the Per Cent for Art Scheme

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.

A series of four exciting site-specific public art commissions are currently in process in Bray. These are being curated by Sitely Aesthetics, a public art partnership involving Jennie Guy and Eilís Lavelle.

The four locations where the work will take place are:

  • Ravenswell National School
  • Coláiste Ráithin Ravenswell Road
  • Albert Avenue Underpass
  • Fran O’Toole Bridge

More information on each commission will be made available as the projects progress.