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dlr Arts Office wish to commission an artist(s) or an arts organisation to create a multisensory installation for people with dementia. The commission is also open to a group of artists working collaboratively, dlr Arts Office encourages a multi-artform response to the brief.  This opportunity is funded by Creative Ireland.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 25 April

From June 16 – August 31 dlr Arts Office will host ‘A Collection of Conversations’ a dementia inclusive gallery exhibition in the Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon. The artworks featured will be selected from the dlr County Collection and the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection. We have chosen a work by local artist John Coyle entitled ‘Peoples Park’ as the basis for this multisensory artwork. Using this artwork as the source material, the selected artists will create a multisensory installation for Gallery 2 (the smaller gallery space). This painting has been selected as it has a local resonance.

The commission fee is €10,000 (inclusive of all fees, materials, insurance and production/display costs and VAT). In addition, dlr Arts Office will provide specialist art technicians to install the work (2 people x 2 days)

An online Dementia Awareness session focusing on signs, symptoms and progression as well as how dementia affects the senses took place on the 7 April. The session was led by The Alzheimer Society of Ireland with time alloted for questions and discussion specific to artists wishing to respond to this opportunity. 

Please email arts@dlrcoco.ie to view this session, we would strongly encourage applicants to do so.

The full brief is available here

 

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