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Call out for Artists

Announcing a wonderful opportunity for Artists (all art forms) to broaden their practice, receive training and project fees, develop creative partnerships with teachers, and transform the lives of children in every County in Ireland

CALL OUT FOR ARTISTS for 8th to 12th July 2019

The TEACHER-ARTIST PARTNERSHIP CPD programme (T.A.P.)

is a Creative Ireland, Department of Education and Skills led and approved Summer Course offering

FULLY PAID TRAINING AND IN-SCHOOL RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARTISTS

(across all art forms)

TO WORK WITHIN PRIMARY SCHOOL SETTINGS & AND DEVELOP PARTNERSHIPS WITH CREATIVE TEACHERS

-         Open to artists, working in any art form, who are committed to sharing their practice with children and teachers in a modern primary school environment

-         Specialist, week-long training (8th to 12th July 2019 based in Limerick Education Centre) to prepare the artist for the unique requirements of working harmoniously in partnership with a teacher within the modern Irish classroom

-         A training allowance of €150 per day over the initial 5-day training/induction week (€750 in total), plus travel with daily lunch provided.

-         Brokerage and development of partnerships with creative teachers, in schools committed to contemporary arts learning and practice and creativity

-         Guarantee of a paid, follow up in-school-residency within a local primary school (Fee €800, plus €100 travel plus €100 materials) to carry out a 20-hour project (14 contact hours plus 6 preparation hours) in partnership with your teacher partner throughout the 2019/2020 academic year

-         Information, learning and networking opportunities for further freelance work within the education system.

Artists must

  • have a track record of a minimum of three years professional practice in any art form
  • demonstrate an interest in / commitment to: the principles of Arts-in-Education and Creativity and to enhancing the lives of children through arts practice
  • be willing to learn about modern classroom culture and to work in equal partnership with teachers
  • Combine a sense of fun, joy and collaboration with professional dedication and high artistic vision
  • Be willing to undertake child protection training as part of the induction week, and undergo standard Garda vetting before taking up project placements.

Successful artists will be contracted by their local Education Centre Limerick to participate in the training and to deliver a subsequent partnership residency project, but must apply to be part of the scheme in the first instance via the “Call out for Artists” by the Arts Officer of the Local Authority in which the full-time Education Centre is located.

Expressions of interest should therefore be sent to the relevant address of the Local Full-time Education Centre, (see link below) by (date).  Expressions of interest should be in the form of a letter of max 600 words, accompanied by a CV or short Bio with links to images or samples of relevant work.  The letter should set out:

  1. Where you trained
  2. A very brief description of your practice
  3. Why you might wish to work in partnership with a teacher and with children in a school setting
  4. What you think qualifies you to take up this opportunity.

Places on this national Creative Ireland CPD initiative, taking place in the local full-time Education Centre training programmes, are limited to four artists per year – 4 Artists per Summer Course.  Final decision on offers of places will be taken by the Director of Limerick Education Centre in collaboration with the Local Authority Arts Office.

All completed Expressions of Interest/Applications must be returned to the below address by Friday 10th May 2019.

Limerick Education Centre,

1st Floor, Marshal House,

Dooradoyle Road,

Limerick

Creative Clusters

Please click here for details regarding the Creative Clusters press release dates 9th April 2019

Schools Excellence Fund - Creative Clusters

Guidelines 2019

Creative Clusters is a pilot initiative of the Department of Education and Skills, led by and in partnership with the 21 full-time Teacher Education Centres (ATECI) and funded through the Schools Excellence Fund – Creative Clusters Initiative.

Creative Clusters is an important initiative of Creative Youth – A Plan to Enable the Creative Potential of Every Child and Young Person, which was published in December 2017 as part of the Creative Ireland Programme. The Creative Youth Plan aims to give every child practical access to tuition, experience and participation in art, music, drama and coding by 2022.

A Creative Cluster will typically consist of between three and five schools collaborating on the design, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of an innovative arts and creative learning project which supports them to address a common issue or challenge.

Each Creative Cluster will receive funding of €1,500 per school in a cluster for one year to implement their project in the 2019–2020 school year. It is anticipated that all schools in the cluster will have a say in how the budget is allocated and spent to support the implement of the project

In addition, paid substitution will be provided for the Regional Cluster Training event and two/three local cluster meetings.

How to Apply

Schools can apply as part of a cluster which may be an existing network of schools or a potential cluster.   Each cluster must nominate a lead school and a Creative Cluster Coordinator. Substitution costs to the equivalent of 1 day per term for the duration of the pilot project will be provided for the Lead School Creative Cluster Coordinator

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

Applications should be sent to the local full-time Teacher Education Centre (list at Appendix 1 of Guidelines document)

The closing date for receipt of applications is 10 May 2019.

The local Teacher Education Centre will then inform the identified cluster in their area. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified.

Criteria for selection of applicants:

Creative Cluster applications will be assessed by the Local Teacher Education Centre. Applications will be assessed and scored against the following criteria:

·  The rationale for the application

·  Benefits to teaching and learning

·  Capacity and commitment of all the schools in the cluster to participate

·  Children and Young Peoples Voice

Further details on the criteria are available in the Guidelines document.


See Also


Creative Clusters - Cluster Application    Creative Clusters - Guidelines

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When registering please use your personal email rather the school email.

You can then login using your email address or username and password and book your course.

Once registered check your email and look out for the email "Limerick Education Centre CPD Courses - Your details"

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