The following enquiries have been received to date 5/11/2019. All enquiries and their answers are listed below, dated and grouped by topic to assist all those preparing proposals for submission. *When we reference art / artists we are speaking across artforms e.g. music, dance, film, visual art, theatre etc. ~~~~~ Who can apply? Q. I am a XXXX artist (visual artist, sculptor, theatre maker - any other artform), creating XXXX (type of work undertaken). Let me know if that is the kind of thing the school would be interested in, and if so how to proceed. A. Our suggested way to proceed would be to send in a joint proposal with a writer / illustrator that you may have worked with before (or it may be an opportunity to approach someone that you would like to work with). The shortlisting is based primarily on the 'book' proposal but it would certainly assist the proposal if there was consideration given to how the second phase that would accompany the book would progress.
Q. I am a XXXX artist (visual artist, sculptor, theatre maker - any other artform) who would like to register my interest in the collaborative stage of the project. A. As you will see, the commission is primarily for a children's book but we are looking to add other strands to it. However, the initial application must come from a writer / illustrator and then if shortlisted we would be asking them to expand on the other strand. We envisage most writers at the first stage will have people in mind that they would like to work with, but if anyone indicates they are looking at XXX (artform) we can of course get in touch with you. The best way for you to get involved, however is to perhaps approach a writer and see if they would be interested in working with you.
Q. Can I submit multiple proposals with different writers / artists? A. There is no issue in submitting a proposal with different writers / artists but please note that the shortlisting at the first stage will be primarily based on the proposal around the book - if successful we would then ask you to expand on the arts side. ~~~~~ What kind of book? Q. In the guidelines you ask for: 'An outline of a basic story line / idea / theme' and you mention a 'literary work'. Can the book be creative non-fiction? Or does it have to be a novel? A. The book doesn't have to be a novel and yes it can be non - fiction, this would come under 'theme'. We are trying to leave the brief as open as possible to encourage the most creative responses possible! ~~~~~ Budget Q. Is there separate funding for the artform strand outside of the €45,000? A. The budget is €45,000 for the total project. A budget breakdown will be required if you are successful at stage 1.
~~~~~ Copyright / Ownership Q. Would I retain all ownership of work produced while on the programme? A. The author / artists will retain all copyright of the work they produce. The school will retain copyright of any of the work produced by the pupils (if there is any). The school would request, as commissioners, that they could utilise any / all of the work created for non-commercial purposes e.g photos, school website etc. This would be detailed in the commission agreement with the successful artist.