Deadline – 21st of March 2019


l-r, Director of Creative Ireland, Tania Banotti; Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D.; Minister for Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan T.D.; and Arts Council Director, Orlaith McBride. Photo: Maxwell Photography.

Creative Schools aims to put the arts and creativity at the heart of children’s and young people’s lives and this year 150 new schools will join the programme. Selected schools will receive a package of support in the 2019-2020 school year including an award of €2,000 and a Creative Associate who will work with them to develop and begin implementing their own Creative School Plan. It is anticipated that successful schools will continue to receive a similar package of support in the 2020-2021 school year.

Opportunities for schools to apply open on 19 February and close on 21 March 2019. Schools are encouraged to get on line and register today.

Next steps and links to further details about the opportunity are provided below.
What schools applying should do now:

Step 1 – Get online, read the guidelines and find out more
Step 2 – Register your school as an organisation/group with the Arts Council’s Online Services. Please note: If your school has previously registered with the Arts Council’s Online Services, you do not need to register again, and you should use your existing ARN to apply. If you are registering for the first time, please ensure your school name is the same as the one used on your bank account.
Step 3 – Apply online between 19 February and 21 March 2019.

Creative Schools is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme to enable the creative potential of every child. 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. Creative Schools, formerly Arts Rich Schools/Arís, draws on the commitments set out in the Arts in Education Charter.

Images and info from http://www.artscouncil.ie/creative-schools/


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