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Early Years Artist in Residence Opportunity at The Ark

The Ark

Deadline: 5pm, 20th March 2018

The Ark are delighted to announce a new early years residency opportunity established in honour of John Coolahan, a long-standing member of The Ark’s board, to celebrate his outstanding contribution to education in Ireland during his long and rich career.

This year long residency recognises the importance of the arts in early childhood and aims to nurture and support the development of professional artists working in this emerging sector of arts practice. The first residency will start in 2018 with the aim to establish this as an annual opportunity with a different artist being selected to take up the residency each year.

This opportunity is suitable for professional artists of any discipline with an existing early years practice who are interested in the opportunities and benefits of a long-term residency to develop their career and deepen the range of their experience, knowledge and practice with this age group. A key part of the residency will involve the chosen artist developing and leading of a series of early years workshops through monthly engagements (first weekend of the month) at The Ark.

Aspects of the residency will be delivered in association/partnership with Dublin City Council Arts Office.

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Deadline for application is 5pm, 20th March 2018. 




School Level

Early Years