Dear Principal/Deputy Principal
Please find attached information pack, information booklet and application form for this school year’s CRAFTed programme that is being organised by Limerick Education Centre in conjunction with the Design & Crafts Council Ireland.
CRAFTed is the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s Primary School Visual Arts based educational programme. It promotes learning through creativity and innovation, placing professional craftspeople to work alongside teachers in primary schools.
It focuses on integrated learning methodologies through the Visual Arts Curriculum, using a process-led methodology that focuses on the child’s own creativity.
CRAFTed 2020- what you need to know
- Each school is asked to contribute €250 towards the cost of the programme. LEC will invoice selected schools for the €250
- Materials budget to be agreed by school and craftsperson in advance of the project starting and as part of the collaborative planning evening Guidelines for materials spend is €200 Max.
- The type of projects and number of students involved will have a direct effect on the cost of materials
Time Frame / Contact Hours
- The on-site programme in schools is for ten contact hours to take place between February to May 2020
- Teachers and Craftspeople should allow time after each session for feedback and planning.
- Sessions will be timetabled to suit participating teachers and craftspeople. These dates will be set at the Collaborative Planning Session.
- CRAFTed Showcase event to take place in Limerick Education Centre in May 2020.
If your school is selected it is compulsory that the participating teacher is available for the planning events and dates below
- Teacher who attends CRAFTed Information & Planning Session (February 2020) must be the teacher who rolls out the project.
- Showcase Event, May 2020
(Exact Dates & Times TBC)
For more information on CRAFTed go to
The deadline for applications is Wednesday, 13th November, at 4 p.m.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your application form or you can post the form to the address below.
Limerick Education Centre/Ionad Oideachais Luimnigh