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Opportunity for Teacher Creative Associates: Creative Schools

Creative Associate Gathering in Richmond Barracks, Dublin

Creative Schools

Deadline: 31st August 2023

Creative Schools have launched a call out for Teacher Creative Associates.  Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme to enable the creative potential of every child. Creative Schools is led by the Arts Council in partnership with the Department of Education.

It is expected that the Creative Associate will work in partnership with up to one school to develop expertise and approaches that will develop and sustain arts and creative practices in their schools.  Creative Associates will draw on the range of opportunities within the school and wider community to stimulate and support creative practices as part of the school’s plan.

Creative Associates are educators with their own arts practice and a deep understanding of creativity and its potential to transform the lives of children and young people. They are dynamic agents for change uniquely placed to form sustainable partnerships between teachers, school staff, learners and other partners.

They are original thinkers who will match the needs of schools to creative opportunities in their locality. They can identify potential areas for improvement and will inspire, energise and drive schools forward in addressing these. Through this pioneering initiative, Creative Associates will have the chance to shape the place of the arts and creativity in Irish schools.

It is expected that up to 10 to 15 Teacher Creative Associates will be engaged to deliver services. Each associate will be partnered with one school within one the following regions:

  • Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan, Sligo
  • Mayo, Roscommon, Galway
  • Laois, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath
  • Kildare, Louth, Meath, Wicklow
  • Dublin
  • Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Waterford
  • Cork, Kerry,
  • Clare, Tipperary, Limerick

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