Creative Schools/Scoileanna Ildánacha – Invite applications from schools across Ireland
Applications for schools are now open with a deadline of 17:30, Thursday 19 March 2020.
Further information on the Creative Schools application process is available here. Applications must be submitted online and schools are encouraged to register well in advance of the deadline.
The initiative aims to put the arts and creativity at the heart of children and young people’s lives. It supports schools to develop and begin to implement their own Creative School Plan. Participating schools work with a Creative Associate to create a Plan, 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. Children and young people 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 once-off grant of €4,000 (in total) to implement their Plan over the two school years 2020–21 and 2021–22.