Teacher Artist Partnership BLAST

 Arts in Education Residency Initiative in Primary and Post Primary Schools


 The Department of Education has developed a new innovative Arts-in-Education BLAST Residency Programme in 2021 which will enable up to 400 new Arts-in-Education Residencies in schools each year. This initiative aims to support the integration of the principles and key skills outlined in the Arts in Education Charter and the Creative Ireland Programme (2017-2022), Pillar 1 Creative Youth. 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 to be originated and planned between the artist, the teacher and the school under the coordination of the Education Centre ESCI network of 21 full-time Education Centres. This initiative supports children and young people for an uncertain future where skills like the ability to connect and collaborate with others, engage in creative and critical thinking and practice inclusivity at every level will be paramount to peace, stability, sustainable economic growth and equality.

Full details of this exciting initiative are available to view here.

View as Gaeilge anseo. 

Application form available here.

List of approved artists 


20210603 BLAST Social Graphic Schools V3 EN 002




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