Management and Administration


The Public Art Steering Group oversees the development of the Local Authorities’ public art policy and  nominates and approves the members of the independent selection panel for artists.  The steering group is comprised of artists, community representatives, public representatives, the education and local development sectors and local authority officials. 

The Public Art Officer administers the Per Cent for Art Scheme and manages the public art programmes and commissions.  The Public Art Officer is located in the Arts Department, in the Directorate of Community, Enterprise and the Arts.

Selection of Artists  In keeping with the National Guidelines on Public Art, Sligo Local Authorities use a range of selection processes (often referred to as procurement) which include open competition, selective tendering and by direct invitation, depending on the context. The main selection process is by open competition through a nationally advertised call to artists.  Competitions are advertised through the Local Authorities’ e-bulletin and website and Visual Artists Ireland e-bulletin and newsletter and artform journals, newsletters and e-bulletins and

Community and Voluntary Commissions In County Sligo, there are numerous examples of community and voluntary groups who have commissioned public artworks through fundraising, usually for commemorative purposes.  The Public Art Officer is available to offer advice and guidance to community and voluntary groups on how best to proceed.

© Sligo County Council Arts Department, City Hall, Quay Street, Sligo, Co. Sligo, Ireland tel: +353 (0) 71 911 4465