permanent public art / sculpture

  • Commissioning Entity: Laois County Council
  • Budget: $58500
  • Open Date: 2019-06-17
  • Commissioning Location: Ireland
  • Geographic Eligibility: All
  • Close Date: 2019-08-12

Brief Description

Portlaoise was unveiled as one of the successful Towns to be allocated funding under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF), as part of Project Ireland 2040 in respect of the development of a new Cultural Quarter in Portlaoise, and also the development of initiatives which will see Portlaoise becoming the first Low Carbon town in Ireland.The Cultural Quarter is centre of the historically significant area of the original Portlaoise settlement. The Fort protector is the central attraction in this re-imagined space where it is being restored with historically accurate methods and fitted with a new viewing tower that will be open to the public.Various approaches and levels of public engagement are both important and welcomed as part of this Per Cent for Art project. Collaborative partnerships are also welcome, should artists wish to partner with another artist for this project.