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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
Opportunities with Creative Schools for artists, creative practitioners and educators

Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools 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 (CA) 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.

This year 150 new schools from across Ireland will join the existing 150 Creative Schools already in the programme. The Arts Council will soon be advertising new opportunities for CAs to support Creative Schools and more information on these opportunities will soon be posted here.  If you would like to be informed when this information is available please email us at creativeschools@artscouncil.ie with the subject ‘add to CA opportunities mailing list 2019’ in your email.

CAs are artists or creative practitioners and/or educators with a deep understanding of creativity and its potential to transform the lives of children and young people.  They will match the needs of schools to arts and creative opportunities in their locality. They will identify potential areas for improvement and will inspire, energise and drive schools forward in addressing these.  

CAs have their own arts or creative practice and come from a range of creative professions such as artists, designers and craftspeople or those working in mediums used for the purpose of creative or interpretative expression. Whether from the arts, culture, heritage, creative industries, science, or other sectors, they challenge, support and sustain new practice in the field of the arts, culture and creative learning. A video about the work of Creative Associates can be found here here.