South Dublin County Council

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Opportunity for Artists, Collectives, Organisations or Companies
International Early Childhood Arts Commission

Closing date: 24th November 2016

The four Dublin Local Authorities (Dublin City Council, Fingal County Council, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and South Dublin County Council) are working in partnership to invite applications for the creation of new artwork(s) of ambition, scale and depth for an early childhood audience.

We are looking for individuals, collectives, organisations or companies to develop exciting and ambitious new artistic work for an early childhood audience. This audience includes children, parents and early childhood educators.

Queries should be sent to Orla Scannell,      

Presentation & Discussion of Brief – 3rd November 2016
Dublin City Council Arts Office Development Day / Children’s Arts Sector, from 11.30-2.30, in the Lab will include a presentation by the four Dublin Local Authorities on The International Early Childhood Arts Commission. Places are limited for the performance and presentations, for booking please contact:

International Early Childhood Art Commission - Briefing Document
International Early Childhood Art Commission - Previous Work
International Early Childhood Art Commission - Q&A

This opportunity is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland’s Invitation to Collaboration Scheme and the four Dublin Local Authorities.


Open Call for New Programme of Commissions

South Dublin County Council through its public art programme for 2016 - 2019, IN CONTEXT 4 – IN OUR TIME, invites applications from artists and arts practitioners to become a part of this exciting programme of commissions.

IN CONTEXT 4 – IN OUR TIME aims to develop a public art programme, which will act as a gathering point and a catalyst for change. A programme that will create connections and collaborations between different areas of the county and between art, people and place.

IN CONTEXT 4 – IN OUR TIME will assert the role of the ‘artist as citizen’ and the ‘artist as leader’ by asking artists to inspire a future for the County that is connected to a sense of place, community belonging and civic awareness. We would like the programme to reflect on the history of the county, have an awareness of different audiences, diversity and explore excellence in all artistic disciplines and art forms. Download briefing document from:

Closing Date 
12pm Friday, 2nd December 2016.
Late submissions WILL NOT be accepted.



The Arts Office in South Dublin County Council is pleased to announce that the ‘Art Trax App’ is now available for Android and iPhone devices.

The ‘Art Trax’ app is FREE to download from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. Art Trax takes you on a tour of South Dublin County’s rich collection of public art. It maps the locations where permanent artworks can be seen, and the locations where temporary works were presented. You can find information about artists, view artworks, and access film works.

This App provides a complete overview of the public art landscape that has emerged in the county since the first public art commissions in the 1980’s.

We are very excited to be able to have this service available to the public. This highlights South Dublin County Council’s continued commitment towards the delivery of high quality customer service to our citizens through the innovative use of technology.

Art Trax is an initiative by the Arts Office in South Dublin County Council, produced with the support of IT Services South Dublin County Council, commissioned artists & commissioning agencies, with the software developed by AppKickr Ltd.

We would be very grateful if you could help us spread the word. Please insert the text above and these links to The Google Play Store and The App Store on your website.

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