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TAP+ Summer Course & Residency: Call Out for Artists & Creative Practitioners

Photo credit: TAP+ Tralee ESC 2022, St Josephs NS Kildare 2023, Mid West School for the Deaf, Claire O'Rorke 2021 Limerick, TAP Tutors Brian Cregan 2023. St Brigids, JNS Dublin West, Dorota Borowa

Department of Education

Deadline: Friday 7th June 2024

Announcing a wonderful opportunity for artists and creative practitioners of all disciplines to broaden their practice through Teacher Artist Partnership+ (TAP+) professional development and in-school residency programme.

Develop creative partnerships with teachers and children. Receive funded training and residencies that bring the arts and creativity to children all over Ireland through TAP+, an initiative of Creative Youth 2023-27 under Creative Ireland and led by the Department of Education.

TAP+ Overview

TAP+ 2024 Artist Call-Out flyer

  • TAP+ Summer Course running 1st to 5th July 2024 in your local Education Support Centre
    – Fully paid training to support artists and creative practitioners to work in primary and special schools
  • TAP+ In-school Residencies
    – Bringing learning into practice through creative partnership with teachers and children
    – Funded 20-hour residencies in the school year 2024/25
    – Access to the BLAST register of creative practitioners to deliver in-school residencies

Artists / Creative Practitioners apply for TAP+  via expressions of interest addressed to the Director of Tralee Education Support Centre submitted to no later than 5pm on Friday 7th  June 2024. 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.

For further information and the requirements for applying, please visit: 




Multi-art form

School Level