Artist in Schools Scheme (Local Authorities)
The Artist in Schools Scheme facilitates a professional artist to make a series of visits to a school in his/her local county, to work with students on a specific project. Projects can range across artforms.
Most local authorities run this scheme. Please contact your local arts officer for more information.
Writers in Schools Scheme (Poetry Ireland)
The Writers in Schools Scheme is one of the longest running arts-in-education programmes in Ireland. 2007 marked the 30th anniversary of the Scheme, run by Poetry Ireland and funded by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon.
The Scheme part-funds visits by writers and storytellers to primary and post-primary schools throughout the Republic of Ireland. These are over 250 writers and storytellers for schools to choose from on the Writers in Schools Web-Director of Writers.
For more information please visit the website of Poetry Ireland at www.poetryireland.ie.
Creative Engagement (National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals - NAPD)
Creative Engagement is managed by the NAPD. The scheme entails a partnership approach to the promotion and development of the arts in second-level schools, based upon positive interaction between artist, teacher and learner.
Please visit the website of the NAPD at www.napd.ie for more information and contact details.