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  • Events

    Baboró Arts Festival for Children - two kids on a beach flying flags

    Announcing the 25th Baboró International Arts Festival for Children

    For their 25th Arts Festival for Children, Baboró will be celebrating the rights of the child, inspired by the UN Convention on the Rights of The Child. The arts festival will have strands of events and performances dedicated to giving children a platform for their voice to be heard, a space for expression and, of course, a festival experience to be enjoyed with family and friends.

  • Events

    Box Baby: The Ark Early Years workshop

    Online Summer Early Years Art Workshops with The Ark

    Check out The Ark's series of Early Years Art workshops held online through summer 2021. Create sounds and sculptures from found objects.

  • Opportunities

    Mark Stedman, Arts Council Young People, Children and Education Award

    Arts Council of Ireland Young People, Children and Education Project…

    The Arts Council of Ireland has opened applications for their Young People, Children and Education Project Award 2022 (YPCE). The award supports artists to develop and deliver ambitious and original projects with and for children and young people.

  • Events

    Image from Underwater Moves: Early Years Dance workshops with Monica Munoz - Children's Summer Programme

    Children’s Summer Programme: ‘Inside Out’ with Dublin City Arts Office…

    Over seven weeks of Summer, Dublin City Arts Office and Libraries are delighted to present Inside Out – a feast of free online and outdoor workshops and performances for children and families. Events are free but booking is required through Eventbrite.

  • Opportunities

    National Museum of Ireland

    National Museum of Ireland Call Out for Artists & Educators

    The Education Department of the National Museum of Ireland is looking for artists working in visual arts, design, drama, film, storytelling, architecture, craft and/or other arts disciplines with experience of designing and delivering workshops to meet the learning styles and needs of a range of audiences, including adults, schools and intergenerational groups such as families.

  • Opportunities

    Image copyright - The Ark, Artist Joanna Parkes with participants in a seedling workshop

    Online Summer Courses for Teachers with The Ark

    The Ark, Dublin are delighted to present a number of creative courses for teachers this summer. From exploring everyday materials for Early Years Educators to music in the Classroom for Primary School Teachers.

  • Guest Blogger

    Image credit: Anna Newell

    Blog 4 – Anna Newell, Theatre Maker for Early Years…

    And Now….? The unforeseen adventures that were created by being forced to re-invent, re-imagine, to find ways to…

  • Events

    Image credit: Karen Power

    Natural Creators Early Years Sound Workshops

    The Glucksman presents Natural Creators: Exploring and Creating Soundscapes with composer Karen Power. These free, interactive workshops focus on early years listening, composing and improvising sound.