Opportunities for schools
- Would you like to be a more creative school?
- Do you believe the arts help children and young people to thrive in school and in life?
- Would you welcome support to develop innovative creative projects in your school?
If your answer is yes to any or all of these questions then read on…
Creative Schools aims to put the arts and creativity at the heart of children’s and young people’s lives.
Participating schools will 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.
Schools will be allocated a Creative Associate, who will support the school for a maximum of nine days over the 2019–20 school year. The Creative Associate will support the school to develop a Creative School Plan and will assist in creating or developing links between schools and with artists and arts and cultural organisations locally and/or nationally. In addition, schools can avail of a grant of €2,000 to implement their plans in 2019–20.
All Department of Education and Skills recognised primary and post-primary schools and Youthreach centres are eligible to apply. 150 schools will be selected to participate in the initiative in the 2019–2020 school year.
What schools should do now
Step 1 – Download and read the guidelines
Step 2 – Register your school as an organisation/group today
Step 3 – Apply online between 19th February and 21st March 2019