BLAST - Bringing Live Arts To Students And Teachers 2023
The Department of Education is announcing the launch of the 2023 Arts-in-Education BLAST Residency Programme, which will enable up to 425 new Arts-in-Education Residencies in schools each year.
This initiative aims to support the integration of the principles and key skills outlined in the Arts in Education Charter and the Creative Ireland Programme (2023-2027), Pillar 1 Creative Youth.
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 to be originated and planned between the artist, the teacher and the school under the coordination of the Education Support Centres Ireland ESCI network of 21 full-time education support centres. 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 €1,100 per residency with up to €200 of that allocated to travel costs for the artist. This is funded by the Department of Education via each education support centre.
Please see the following link for more details: Guidelines
Download an application form here: Application Form
Guidelines for Application:
Completed applications must include
- completed general information section.
- A completed application section outlining the following information:
~ Theme of the project,
~ Rationale for application,
~ Benefits to teaching and learning,
~ Capacity and commitment
~ Children and young peoples voice.
- Please also indicate the planned time-frame schedule and planned method of documentation for the project.
Applications will open on 23rd March 2023.The closing date is 19th May 2023.
This initiative will be supported by the ESCI education support centre network, Teacher Artist Partnership CPD programme, Arts in Junior Cycle, NAPD Creative Engagement Programme and the Arts in Education Portal.
Clare's Register Of Approved Artists
|Artist Name||Art Form||Artist Link|
|Nathalie El Baba||Visual Artist||https://creativearts.ie/|
|Zara Starr Madden||Youth Theatre, Creative Mindfulness, Kids Yoga||http://www.theudm.com/|
|Brian Fleming||Drummer, Theatre Maker & Festival Director||http://www.brianfleming.ie|
|Rachel MacManus||Visual Artist||https://rachelmacmanus.art/|
|Ruth Wood||Visual Artist||https://ruthwood.carbonmade.com/|
|Carmel Madigan||Visual Artist||https://www.dropbox.com/s/a3el82z6mqauh9j/Carmeltmadiganartistprofile2023.pdf?dl=0|
|Éanna Byrt||Oil Painter||https://www.instagram.com/eanna_byrt_paint/|
|Lynn Kenny||Visual Artist||https://lynnkenny.com/|
|Gene Clohessy||Visual Artist||https://www.facebook.com/doonbegcreativeartsstudio|