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Welcome to the February edition of our Newsletter.
News this month
Visual Arts Workspace Grant Awards 2018
Procurement of Arts Advisers
Public Art Commissioner - Seamus Heaney: A Work of Public Art
Changes to Traditional Arts Funding in 2018
John Broderick – a writer’s gift to Athlone
Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools Opportunities
Theatre Information Session | 14th February in Dublin
Laureate for Irish Fiction 2018-2021: Announcement Events
Grants and Awards
Festival Investment Scheme 2019 Round 1
Commissions Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 3 May 2018
Deis Recording & Publication Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 5 April 2018
Project awards – deadline 5.30pm Thursday 15 February 2018
News from the community
glór welcomes Film Shorts Submissions for Spring 2018
PlatForms - a new glór initiative to support artists in creating new work
€245,500 announced for Music Capital Scheme
What Next: Dive In, Discover Dance
Creative Europe Desk
European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 – Irish programme
Have your say on EU Culture funding after 2020 – consultation period up to 10th January to 8th March 2018
EU Copyright Law: What does it mean for artists?
Support for European Cooperation Projects 2018
Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools Opportunities

Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme to enable the creative potential of every child. It is being led by the Arts Council in partnership the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

Opportunities for schools to apply to participate in the Creative Schools pilot open on Tuesday 20th February, 2018. Selected schools will have the opportunity to deepen the impact the arts and creativity can make on school life and on the lives of children and young people.  

Schools selected for the pilot will be partnered with a Creative Associate, who will support them in planning and implementing a creative programme that can be sustained in their school. Creative Associates will be artists, creative practitioners and educators who will help schools to draw on the range of opportunities within their school and wider community. Each school will also receive €2,000 to help them implement their programme.

Following an application and selection process 150 schools will participate for the 2018/19 school year across Ireland. All Department of Education and Skills recognised primary and post-primary schools and Youthreach Centres will be eligible to apply. A diversity of school settings will be selected, with a strong focus on inclusion. The long-term objective is that all schools will have the opportunity to participate.

Schools are encouraged to get on line and register today. Demand for places is expected to be high and this is an opportunity schools are not going to want to miss.

What schools should do now:

Step 1Get online to find out more www.artscouncil.ie/creative-schools/schools/

Step 2Register your school today

Step 3Apply online between 20th February and 22nd March 2018

Applications for Creative Associate opportunities are also now open. Information on Creative Associate opportunities is available here.