Open Call Island City

Call for submissions

Artists are invited to submit proposals for a new large-scale, time-based artwork that will be projection mapped onto Triskel Christchurch on South Main Street in Cork City. The projected artwork on Triskel Christchurch will be the fifth and final sculpture in Island City - Cork’s Urban Sculpture Trail and will be unveiled later in the year.

The new artwork for Triskel Christchurch will be a large-scale, digitally mapped, moving image artwork projected onto the South Main Street façade of the 300 year old Georgian building. Artists have creative freedom to choose their own theme or concept but the artwork should be artistically ambitious and aesthetically compelling, contribute to the animation of the urban realm and should complement the unique location. The moving visuals  projection (no sound) should be 10 minutes long with the ability to be looped. 


The artwork will be projected each evening from dusk for a period of up to eight months a year, for a minimum of 1 year, and up to 5 years comprising the full duration of Island City - Cork’s Urban Sculpture Trail. The budget available to the successful artist for this commission is up to a maximum of €40,000. The projection equipment will be provided by Cork City Council and is separate from the commission budget. This is a single stage open call process. 

Important dates to note: 

  • Final date for all proposal queries relating to the commission is Monday 24th July 2023 at 4pm
  • Final proposals are due Tuesday 1 August 2023 at 4pm in soft copy via email or WeTransfer to with the subject title “Christchurch Commission”.
  • The artwork will be completed and installed by Monday 27 November 2023  

Further technical, design, site and budgetary information as well as selection criteria and details of how to submit can be found in the Commission Brief available on the Art in the Public Realm section of this website.