Cherrywood Educate Together National School Per Cent for Art Commission Stage 1- Dublin, Ireland

  • Commissioning Entity

    Cherrywood Educate Together National School

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  • Location of Commission

    Dublin, , Ireland

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    [email protected]

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  • Brief Description

    Cherrywood Educate Together National School was opened in September 2020 with one small Junior Infants class. We operate under the core values of Educate Together and are committed to providing a child centered, co-educational, equality based and democratic education to all of the children who attend this school. Our teachers bring the curriculum to life by encouraging children to think, question and engage both with their teacher and with each other.

    The first term of 2022 will see our community expand and we will move into our new school building. It is an exciting time for the whole school community and we welcome the engagement of an artist to help us explore, connect to and celebrate our new school space. For more information about our school and Educate Together see

    An Artwork for Cherrywood Educate Together National School

    As part of the development of our new school, we are commissioning an artwork under the Per cent for Art Scheme funded by the Department of Education and Science. When envisioning an artwork for our school, the following things are important to us:

    • The place in which our school is located. The history and ecology of this place.
    • The connection between how we will use the internal and external spaces here.
    • The diverse community that makes up our school and how we celebrate our connections to each other.
    • Our Educate Together values of child-centered, co-educational, equality based, democratic learning.
    • A substantial creative process that will involve the children who attend this school in the development of an artwork.
    • An ambitious approach that could combine art forms, come from solo practice or bring more than one artistic practice to the project.
    • An imaginative and engaging artwork that is playful, interactive and may have multisensory elements.
    • An artwork that encourages curiosity and creativity for both our current and future school community.

    Please see commission document for full application info and find the application form link here.