IN CONTEXT 4 - IN OUR TIME is South Dublin County Council’s Public Art Programme 2016 - 2019 under the Per Cent for Art Scheme. It aims to act as a gathering point for dialogue and a space for change.
IN CONTEXT 4 builds upon the principles and experience of previous public art programmes, IN CONTEXT 1, 2 and 3. It calls upon the artists' imagination by inviting proposals, under an open submission process, to two distinct strands: the Project Awards and the Evaluation Commission. Through these two pathways, South Dublin County Council, invites artists to drive an agenda for public art that will unsettle assumed, contemporary attitudes of what is possible in our world today.
This Open Call aimed to attract extraordinary, ground-breaking and radical artists’ approaches across all of the contemporary art forms including: architecture, circus, dance, film, literature, music, opera, performing arts and theatre, and visual arts / visual culture.
It is envisaged that new artistic commissions selected for IN CONTEXT 4 will explore the triangular relationship between artist, people and place. The new commissions will consider the future: imagining it for, and with, the diverse communities of people and place who make-up South Dublin County. At its centre, IN CONTEXT 4 will embrace ideas about citizenship, community and identity.