*THIS OPPORTUNITY IS NOW CLOSED AND DECISIONS WILL BE COMMUNICATED TO APPLICANTS BY MID-JUNE*
Creative Schools is delighted to announce an exciting opportunity for artists, creative practitioners and individuals working in organisations in the arts and cultural sector.
The Arts Council wishes to engage between 100 and 120 Creative Associates to work in up to 400 schools across the Republic of Ireland. Creative Associates are artists or creative practitioners with a deep understanding of creativity and its potential to transform the lives of children and young people. They are key to the success of the Creative Schools initiative. Each participating Creative School is assigned a Creative Associate who works in partnership with them to develop and implement a Creative School Plan. Creative Associates work in collaboration with the school to plan and implement a range of arts and creative opportunities which will provide ways to engage the whole school community.
The Arts Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourages applications from all sections of the community under all ten grounds as set out in our Equality, Human Rights and Diversity Policy (for more information, visit: http://www.artscouncil.ie/equality-human-rights-diversity/). We particularly welcome new applicants and encourage applications from all areas of the community regardless of your gender, sexual orientation, civil or family status, religion, age, disability, race or membership of the Traveller Community, or socio-economic background.
How to apply
Individuals or organisations that wish to nominate an individual may apply.
Contracts for services will be offered to successful individuals or organisations for up to 4 years, beginning in September 2023.
Applications must be completed and submitted via Jotform by 12.00 hours (local time) by Tuesday 18 April 2023.
Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Creative Associate Services Information Booklet 2023 (PDF, 363 KB)
Creative Associate Services FAQs 2023 (PDF, 110 KB)
Any questions received by the Arts Council by 12.00 hours (local time) on Tuesday 11 April 2023 that are of general interest to applicants, will be published here along with responses.
Questions received of general interest (PDF, 527 KB)
Those selected to provide CA services will be asked to sign a Letter of Engagement. In the case of an organisation nominating an individual to provide these services, the Director of the organisation will be asked to sign the Letter of Engagement.
Please see sample templates here: Individual & Organisation.