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Creative Clusters '24-'26

Each Creative Cluster will receive grant funding of €3,000 per school over a 2-year period to implement their project


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The aim of this scheme is to give pupils in schools all over the country the opportunity to work with a professional artist on unique projects  


The Department of Education is pleased to announce the opening of a new round of Creative Clusters.  The deadline for receipt of applications is 10th May 2024.

In addition to financial support each cluster will also receive: 

  • A Creative Cluster facilitator 
  • Teacher substitution to attend workshops and meetings
  • Room hire, travel & subsistence

Please see the following link for more details: Creative Clusters 2024 (www.gov.ie) Guidelines 

Applications are to be made on the following application form:

Application Form English Version

Application Form Irish Version 

Should you need assistance, please contact your local full-time Education Support Centre (To find your local Centre see Appendix 1 in the Guidelines)

Any queries, please contact your local Education Support Centre or email National Arts in Education Administration This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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