Council announces legacy project

Bishops Palace, WaterfordThe OPW have agreed a budget of €91,600 for new arts projects for Waterford this year.

In 2013, former Director of Services with Waterford City Council Colette Byrne initiated discussions with the OPW to release the per cent for art allocation relating to the flood relief works to go towards public arts projects in Waterford City as part of Waterford 1100.

Discussions have taken place throughout 2014, and the Waterford 1100 committee can now confirm that the OPW have agreed to release a per cent for art budget of 91,600 Euro towards the following arts projects in Waterford City:

    A painting for Waterford

The proposal to deliver a companion painting for the Van der Hagen was outlined by the Waterford 1100 committee to Waterford City Council in October 2013.

The OPW have agreed to commit per cent for art funding for the new painting which will form part of the National Collection, and will be placed on public display in Waterford. The OPW will also administer the competitive process with an expected delivery in 2016.

The selection panel will be chaired by Ms Jacquie Moore of the OPW and will include Eamonn McEneaney of Waterford Treasures, the Director of the Crawford Gallery Peter Murray, an Arts Council nominee (artist) and Michael Walsh, CEO of Waterford City & County Council.

    Public Art Project

The OPW have agreed per cent for art funding for a Public Art Project which will be initiated and managed by Waterford City & County Council Arts Office and which will have an emphasis on community engagement.
There will be a competitive process in relation to this project which will commence in Spring 2015.
Delivery 2016

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