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The Arts Council: Creative Schools Week

Drumcondra Parish School - 2019 Creative School

Image Credit: Arts Council, Drumcondra Parish School - 2019 Creative School

Arts Council of Ireland

Creative Schools Week 2023

The Creative Schools Team at The Arts Council is delighted to invite your school to join Creative Schools Week 2023 which will run from the 8 – 12 May. Creative Schools Week is a celebration of creativity in schools within curricular subjects or in separate projects and activities.

The theme for Creative Schools Week 2023 is ‘Creativity Lives Here! / Tá Beocht na Cruthaitheachta Anseo!’. The theme encourages school communities to pause and reflect on where creativity is evident in our lives, in every class, in every school and in the experience of every student.

Creative Schools Week is open to every school and we warmly invite all schools to join in. Visit to learn more.

There will be a Teacher Drop-In informational session on 8 March 4:30pm-5:30pm via Zoom. If you are a teacher interested in participating in Creative Schools Week 2023, please join us by registering for the session here:

Creative Schools 2023 online information clinics

The Creative Schools team is running a series of online information clinics in March for teachers and Principals in schools and Youthreach centres who are curious about joining the Creative Schools programme in autumn 2023. The team will explain the programme and how to apply, and there will be plenty of time for questions.

Clinics take place online on 20, 21 and 22 March at 16.00-17.00.  Further information and the link to book your place is available here.

This article was updated March 2nd 2023 to add details of the Teacher Drop-in session for Creative Schools Week.



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