Feature Article
Welcome to the June edition of our newsletter
News this month
Festival and Events Adviser to the Arts Council: Request for Tender
ilDÁNA 2021 / 2022
Exhibitions showcasing the Arts Council Collection taking place this Summer 2021
Grants and Awards
Agility Award 2021, Round 2
Festival Investment Scheme 2022 Round 1
Creative Schools
Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools 2021
Creative Europe Desk
i-Portunus Houses Briefing Event
Creative Europe 2021 – 2027: Spotlight on Cultural Heritage
Creative Europe Focus on Architecture
News from the community
Wexford Festival Opera seeks Executive Director
Artistic Director/ CEO Carlow Arts Festival
Irish Aerial Creation Centre seeks Managing Director
Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools 2021

Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools are delighted to announce an exciting opportunity for schools/centres to apply to participate in the initiative. Schools/centres may apply now, and the deadline is 17:30, Thursday 10 June 2021.  

Applications must be submitted online and schools are encouraged to register well in advance of the deadline. Q&A on the Creative Schools application process can viewed here.

The Creative Schools initiative supports schools/centres to put the arts and creativity at the heart of children’s and young people’s lives. This initiative provides opportunities for children and young people to build their artistic and creative skills; to communicate, collaborate, stimulate their imaginations, be inventive, and to harness their curiosity. It will empower children and young people to develop, implement and evaluate arts and creative activity throughout their schools/centres and stimulate additional ways of working that reinforce the impact of creativity on children and young people’s learning, development and well-being.

Participating schools/centres will be provided with a package of supports that includes working with a Creative Associate, training and networking to support them to create their Creative School Plan, as well as seed funding to begin to implement their Plan.

Creative Associates will respond to each school/centre’s development priorities and needs in order to support them to deepen the arts and creative opportunities for children and young people. They will use their practical experience, to develop partnerships and mechanisms that enable sustained relationships between schools/centres and the arts and cultural sectors.

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.