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Creative Clusters

The Department of Education are pleased to announce the opening of a new round of Creative Clusters.  The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 14th May 2021.

Each Creative Cluster will receive grant funding of €3,000 per school over a two-year period to implement their project in the 2021–2023 school years (e.g. a cluster of 3 schools would receive €9,000 over two years while a cluster of 5 schools would receive €15,000 over two years). Clusters will receive 50% of the total grant funding in Year 1, with the second 50% being provided in Year 2.  In addition, but separate to the grant funding, all successful clusters are further supported with: A fully paid Creative Cluster Facilitator; paid Teacher Substitution to attend training and meetings; room hire, travel & subsistence.

·         Schools can apply as part of a cluster which may be an existing network of schools.

·         A school nearing the end of year 2 of an existing Creative Cluster can reapply to be in a new cluster where the other schools in the new cluster have not participated before.

·         Schools nearing the end of 2 years with Creative Schools  are eligible to apply.

·         The local Teacher Education Support Centre will have a key role in identifying and supporting a Creative Cluster for their local area.

·         A total of 21 Creative Clusters will be selected nationally - One successful Creative Cluster per Education Centre.

 

Completed application forms should be forwarded to info@lec.ie on or before Friday 14th May 2021. Limerick Education Centre will be awarded funding to support one successful application.

Any queries, please email  info@lec.ie or email Arts in Education Administration mairevieux@edcentretralee.ie  

 

Creative Clusters is an initiative of the Department of Education, led by and in partnership with the 21 full-time Teacher Education Centres (Education Support Centres Ireland - ESCI) and funded through the Schools Excellence Fund. 

 

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