Per Cent for Art
The Per Cent for Art Scheme requires up to one percent of the total budget of each capital project, across all government departments, to be ring-fenced for the commissioning of a work of art. The Arts Office assists the commissioning department in the Local Authority with the implementation of the scheme. The aim of the scheme, which was established in 1978 and developed in the mid 1990’s, is to support artists in Ireland and to make art more accessible to the general public. The work of art can take any form e.g. a sculpture, which enhances public areas, or a project, which encourages community engagement.