In line with a 1997 Government decision, the budgets for public bodies delivering capital projects should include a percentage for public art under the Per Cent for Art Scheme.
The limits set under the scheme are – Up to 1% of the overall construction budget subject to the following limits:
- Construction projects costing up to €2,550,000 may include a maximum art budget of €25,500.
- For projects costing between €2,550,000 and €6,300,000, a further 1% (up to €12,500) is allowed giving a maximum art budget of €38,000.
- For projects costing between €6,300,000 and €12,700,000, a further 1% (up to €13,000) is allowed giving a maximum art budget of €51,000.
- For projects costing in excess of €12,700,000, a final 1% (up to €13,000) is allowed giving a maximum art budget of €64,000.
The Guidelines for the Implementation of the Per Cent for Art Scheme were formally launched by the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism in The National Gallery of Ireland, on Tuesday, 7th December, 2004
The Guidelines are intended to inform and help those through the process of commissioning work under the Per Cent for Art Scheme.
Click on the following link for the Public Art Research Project- Report of the Steering Group
If you require further information on the Per Cent for Arts Scheme, please contact:
Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Telephone No: +353 64 2 7334
Further information on Public Art and Per Cent for Art is available on the website www.publicart.ie