YPCE Residencies support artists or arts organisations to spend an academic year in residence in a Higher Education Institution in Ireland that provides Initial Teacher Education (primary, post-primary or further education). Hear from some of our previous artists-in-residence in the videos below.
- Multi-disciplinary artist Colm Ó Foghlú (Dublin City University Institute of Education)
- Visual Artist Mark Joyce (Marino Institute of Education)
- Visual Artist Maeve Clancy (Mary Immaculate College, University Limerick)
- Traditional Musician Desi Wilkinson (Mary Immaculate College, University Limerick)
- Theatre Artist Deirdre Dwyer (Mary Immaculate College, University Limerick)
- Storyteller Peter Hussey (Maynooth University)
In 2022, the Arts Council will support further residencies in Initial Teacher Education. In addition, institutions offering a recognised qualification in Early Childhood Education and Care can apply. The residencies aim to:
- Provide opportunities for artists to develop their skills and experience in education settings, and to develop their artistic work in a collaborative and supportive environment;
- Provide opportunities for teaching staff in Initial Teacher Education and Early Childhood Education and Care to engage with practicing artists in creating bespoke, creative initiatives with and for their students; Support future teachers and early childhood practitioners to engage with practicing artists as part of their learning experience;
- Support future teachers and early childhood practitioners to develop the skills and confidence to facilitate arts experiences for the children in the schools and settings where they work, and to champion the arts in these settings.
The window for applications will open on 8 March 2022 with a deadline of 7 April 2022. Higher Education Institutions should apply in partnership with a proposed artist or arts organisation. Guidelines will be available soon.