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    Image credit: Our Bubble, Meabh Lowney St Josephs GNS Clonakilty

    Online Exhibition: Ireland’s National School Photography Awards 2021

    Ireland’s National School Photography Awards Finalist Mini Expo now online Ireland’s National School Photography Awards (INSPA)…

  • Opportunities

    Image credit: Pictured The Ark Children's Council 2019/20 with the cast of The Haircut! by Wayne Jordan & Tom Lane.

    Opportunity to be Part of The Ark’s Children’s Council 2021/22

    Would you like to be part of The Ark Children's Council? Are you a creative young person who loves drama, music, dance or art? If you are going into 4th or 5th Class in September then this could be right up your street!

  • Guest Blogger

    Blog 1 – Third Class Pupils, Scoil Mhichil Naofa, Co.…

    The beginning… Our project started in March during lockdown. We met our artist Tunde for the first time…

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    Image credit: Jason Clarke

    Online Arts Education Resource: MoLI in the Classroom

    The Museum of Literature Ireland are launching MoLI in the Classroom: a free, interactive, virtual, 40-50 minute workshop for 3rd to 6th class primary school students from across Ireland. It takes place over Zoom and is delivered directly into classrooms around Ireland. Teachers can book online with their live calendar. Their aim is to make the workshops fun and stimulating for all children, whatever their abilities.

  • Opportunities

    Tom Walsh, Untitled III, 1989, Watercolour

    Opportunity for Schools: New Arts in Education Programme with Cork…

    Cork County Council’s Arts Service is inviting schools to participate in a new classroom based arts in education programme that will be facilitated by a professional artist. Four schools in County Cork will be invited to become temporary custodians of Cork's County Art Collection.

  • Opportunities

    Opportunity for Artists: Per Cent for Art Commission, Limerick

    St. Paul’s N.S. Dooradoyle, Limerick invites submissions from artists for its Per Cent for Art commission. This commission is open to all visual artists working in all art forms including but not limited to painting, print, sculpture, digital and new media art, sound art, street art, socially engaged and participatory art.

  • Opportunities

    Aerial view of St Mary's Boys N.S. Maynooth

    Artist Opportunity: Per Cent for Art, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

    Kildare County Council Arts Service and St. Mary’s Boys’ National School, Maynooth invites submissions for their Per Cent For Art commission. This may include Artists in Residence programmes, commissioning of artwork and collaborative work practice.

  • Opportunities

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    Callout for Artists: Teacher-Artist Partnership (TAP) CPD 2021

    The Teacher Artist Partnership CPD Online Summer Course and Residency Programme, together with the Local Authority Arts Officers are inviting expressions of interest from artists (of all disciplines) who are committed to sharing their practice with children and teachers in a modern primary school environment.