Minister Foley invites applications from schools for new arts in education initiative – BLAST 2022
The aim of this scheme is to give pupils in schools all over the country the opportunity to work with a professional artist on unique projects.
This initiative supports children and young people for the future, where skills like the ability to connect and collaborate with others, engage in creative and critical thinking and practice inclusivity at every level will be paramount to peace, stability, sustainable economic growth and equality.
The artist’s fee is €1,000 per residency which is funded by the Department of Education.
Please see the following link for more details: Guidelines
Download an application form here: Application Form
Completed applications must include the following and should be sent to the local full-time Teacher Education Support Centre.
- A completed application form
- A written proposal for the project indicating the aims of the project, the theme, materials, processes, anticipated outcomes, deliverability, number of contact hours and number of classes and pupils that will participate in the project.
- Please also indicate the planned time-frame schedule and planned method of documentation for the project.
This initiative will be supported by the ESCI education t centre network, Teacher Artist Partnership CPD programme, Arts in Junior Cycle, NAPD Creative Engagement Programme and the Arts in Education Portal.
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