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Welcome to the March edition of our Newsletter
News this month
Laureate for Irish Fiction Sebastian Barry to appear at Mountains to Sea Festival
The Arts Council announces successful recipients of Authored Works and Reel Art awards
Aosdána General Assembly
Opportunities with Creative Schools for artists, creative practitioners and educators
Arts Council seeks Public Art Policy and Support Services
Arts Council seeks Online Editorial and Project Management Services for Public art.ie
Grants and Awards
Countess Constance de Markievicz Award
Festival Investment Scheme 2020 Round 1
Deis Recording & Publication Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 4 April 2019
2019 Dance Arts Residency Scheme
Arts Council's Artist in the Community Scheme - Deadlines 2019
Deadline: Arts and Disability Connect
John Broderick – a writer’s gift to Athlone
Creative Schools – opens for applications from schools across Ireland.
News from the community
€270,250 announced for Music Capital Scheme 2019
Music Network is hiring! Programmes Administrator.
Traid Éireann project commences to research the challenges and opportunities for traditional arts practitioners
Princesses can be Pirates/ A school and family dance performance for audiences 4+
Promoting Autonomy: Arts + Health Check Up Check In 2019 programme announced
Mindshift: The Business of Writing, Belfast
Anam Cara / IWC Irish Language Bursary 2019 | Sparánacht Ionad Anam Cara / ÁSÉ
Creative Europe Desk
Pilot Mobility Scheme for Artists and Culture Professionals from April 2019
Planning an application to Creative Europe in 2019?
Upcoming calls
Creative Schools – opens for applications from schools across Ireland.

Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools are delighted to announce that applications for schools are now open and will close at 5.30pm on Thursday 21 March 2019.  

The initiative aims to put the arts and creativity at the heart of children and young people’s lives.  It will support schools to develop and begin to implement their own Creative School Plan. Participating schools will work with a Creative Associate to understand, develop and celebrate their engagement with the arts, empowering them to bring about real change in the way they work. They will draw on the range of resources within their school and wider community, developing new ways of working that reinforce the impact of creativity on student learning, development and well-being. Using the Lundy Model as best practice, schools will ensure that children and young people will have a central role in this process.

All Department of Education and Skills-recognised primary and post-primary schools and Youthreach centres who have not already participated in a previous round of Creative Schools are eligible to apply.

150 new schools from across Ireland will join the initiative this year.  Participating schools receive a package of support each year including training, up to nine days of support from a Creative Associate and a grant of €2,000 to implement their plans in 2019-20. It is anticipated that successful schools will continue in the programme for 2 school years.

Schools are encouraged to register today and more information on the Creative Schools registration and application process is available here.

Creative Schools is a flagship initiative of Creative Youth – A Plan to Enable the Creative Potential of Every Child and Young Person. Creative Schools is led by the Arts Council in partnership with the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.