!!!! Laois & Offaly Education and Training Board
!!!! Waterford & Wexford Education & Training Board
A comprehensive range of education and training services throughout Waterford and Wexford
Ardcavan Business Park
City of Waterford Office – 051 874 007
County Waterford Office – 058 41780
Wexford Office – 053 912 3799
HQ: Wexford (sub-offices in Waterford City & Dungarvan)
!!!! Tipperary Education & Training Board
A comprehensive range of education programmes to meet the needs of the community
Tipperary North Riding Office – 067 31250
Tipperary South Riding Office – 052 612 1067
HQ: Nenagh (sub-office in Clonmel)
!!!! Mayo, Sligo & Leitrim Education & Training Board
The Arts in Education programme promotes and facilitates arts education activities in schools and communities.
Mayo Office – 094 902 4188
Sligo Office – 071 914 5025
Leitrim Office – 071 962 0024
HQ: Castlebar (sub-offices in Sligo & Carrick-on-Shannon)
!!!! Louth & Meath Education & Training Board
Louth and Meath ETB is committed to promoting arts in education in all schools and colleges under its remit. At present, LMETB has responsibility for 16 post primary schools, 2 community national schools, a Centre for European Schooling and two dedicated PLC colleges. At primary and post primary levels there is much evidence of arts in action on a daily basis. Music, art, drama, school musicals, school choirs, orchestras, debating and visits to the theatre are just some of the activities which our schools promote as a combination of curricular, co-curricular and extra- curricular activities in our schools and colleges.
Participation in arts related activities provide opportunities for students to develop a range of key skills which will assist them in their future careers/further studies/employment. LMETB schools and colleges also note that the provision of such activities contributes positively to attendance rates and engagement in schools and further develops positive rapport and relationships between teachers and students. Such activities also promote and foster engagement with parents/guardians and the wider communities in which our schools/colleges operate.
Our mission statement in LMETB is excellence and innovation in education and LMETB is committed to working in partnership with statutory, community and voluntary organisations in promoting the arts in education.
Louth and Meath ETB also manages the Louth Music Generation (LMEP) which provides access to a diverse range of creative musical experiences and music classes for those participating. LMEP provide access to such classes both within and outside the school day. Those participating also have opportunities to engage in musical performances with others including participating in bands, orchestras and ensembles to name but a few.
!!!! Longford & Westmeath Education & Training Board
Midland Arts under LWETB develops, oversees and monitors a range of Arts Education Programmes throughout the Midlands
Marlinstown Office Park
Longford Office – 043 333 4000 / 043 334 6493
Westmeath Office – 044 934 8389
!!!! Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board
Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board established one of three, national Local Creative Youth Partnerships (LCYPs) in 2019, under the auspices of Creative Ireland’s Creative Youth initiative. Guided by the voice of the child and young person, the LCYP works in partnership with state and voluntary agencies to deliver creative programmes for young people, in communities across Limerick and Clare, over the life of the Creative Ireland plan up to 2022. Limerick and Clare LCYP identifies ‘the meeting point between formal and informal education’ as the site for nurturing its work and in this context works mainly in youth and community settings.
The partnership includes representatives from local authorities, youth work, early years, arts and education as well as from several areas within Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board. Key partners include Limerick Youth Service, Clare Youth Service and Foróige; with whom the LCYP has already delivered creative programmes in dance, photography, drama, craft, makeup, film and in a range of visual art genres. The choice of activity is based on data collected through consultation with over 300 young people across 26 youth work settings in both counties.
Future Film Makers, a training programme run in collaboration with the commercial film sector in Limerick, provides opportunities for young people, aged between 18 and 25, seeking to get a foothold at entry level in the film industry and was launched in October 2019.
In tandem with its focus on the youth sector, the LCYP is developing creative programmes for Early Learning and Care (ELC) settings and works closely with Clare and Limerick County Childcare Committees in this regard. Dance and movement for babies and toddlers and oral storytelling for young children have been explored through two conferences for ELC practitioners in 2019. These areas of interest are central to the LCYP programme going forward.
For further information on the work of the Local Creative Youth Partnership in Limerick and Clare go to www.lcetb.ie
!!!! Kilkenny & Carlow Education & Training Board
Kilkenny and Carlow ETB provide a wide range of quality education programmes and supports designed to meet the needs of young people and adults.
!!!! Kildare & Wicklow Education & Training Board
A comprehensive range of education services throughout Kildare and Wicklow
KWETB Administrative Offices
Áras Chill Dara
Kildare Office – 045 988 000
Wicklow Office – 0404 60 500
!!!! Kerry Education & Training Board
Kerry Local Creative Youth Partnership (Kerry LCYP) whose lead partner is Kerry ETB, is building a network in Kerry of collaborators, organisations and creatives who engage with young people creatively through programmes, events and activities that are guided by young people and which link formal education and out of school settings.
Kerry LCYP is part of Creative Youth, an initiative of the all-of-government Creative Ireland programme to enable the creative potential of every child and young person. A key principal of Kerry LCYP is collaboration that enables young people to be heard. At its core, it is a partnership network which enables information sharing and collaboration between local creative youth service providers to bring about a better use of existing resources and initiatives in Kerry.
Kerry LCYP forges new partnerships with local creatives, which complement the work of the formal school settings. The aspiration is that it will act as a change agent within local communities, unlocking new ways of working and supporting the creative and cultural education of thousands of children and young people. Importantly, the remit of the partnerships goes beyond that of the “arts” and includes cultural industry and creative arts activity across many disciplines (including areas such as heritage, STEM, entrepreneurship).
The range of creative activities is limitless – everything from traditional and visual arts to coding and tech; music and opera to circus arts, comedy, street arts & spectacle; creativity in business, architecture & design to heritage; film, drama, theatre or dance to literature and creative writing. Youth consultation informs the work of the partnership so that the annual work plan is well placed in a community setting.
!!!! Galway & Roscommon Education & Training Board
Galway and Roscommon ETB is the second largest ETB in the country and includes three islands. Our region is renowned as a place where arts and culture are celebrated. Galway has been designated as the European Capital of Culture 2020, and GRETB, under Music Generation Galway is leading a new and exciting orchestral project for young people called “Symphonic Waves”, which was conceived under the Galway 2020 bid. County Galway has the single largest and most populous Gaeltacht area in the country. Promoting Gaeilge is an essential element of GRETB’s core service. We have eight Coláistί LánGhaeilge and a number of our Further Education and Training centres in Connemara, operate through Irish.
Galway and Roscommon ETB’s Strategy Statement 2017-2021 Empowering People for Life was published in early 2017. GRETB’s mission is: To support individuals through learning, to achieve their full potential and contribute to social, cultural and economic development and its five core values are: Leadership, inclusivity, collaboration, innovation and inclusivity and accountability.
GRETB runs twenty second level colleges, an extensive adult education service and a range of post-leaving certificate courses. It is involved in many partnership activities at local level and provides a range of educational supports to enhance the quality of its education programmes. Galway and Roscommon ETB supports young people and adult learners through its schools, youth services and 40 further education and training centres.
GRETB is committed to promoting and supporting creative and cultural opportunities through arts in education programmes in second level colleges and in the school of music located in GTi in Galway city. The Further Education and Training Department in GRETB fully supports the creative arts and the potential the creative arts offer to engage learners, to assist them in their learning and also the potential of learners to produce creative arts of a very high standard and quality. GRETB supports a significant level of creative and cultural programmes for young people. PLC programmes offer opportunities for learners at QQI Level 5 and 6 in a range of programmes including, art portfolio preparation for people wishing to study art at a higher level, animation, a growth area in the Irish creative arts arena and drawing and visual inquiry. Programmes in fashion design, millinery and fashion retail and visual merchandising are also offered. The design and production of furniture is available at this level and the furniture produced is exhibited annually. There are a large range of media programmes available including film and documentary, music performance, studio and live sound production. GRETB is currently developing a Media based traineeship in partnership with Screen Training Ireland. This Media Production Assistant traineeship will offer an opportunity to learners to learn the skills of a production assistant while also completing an extensive on the job training experience.
GRETB is the lead partner in 3 neighbouring Music Education Partnership areas: Galway city, Galway County and Roscommon. In September 2017, GRETB was successful in its applications to Phase 2 of Music Generation and is now commencing the roll out of Music Generation vocal and instrumental tuition programmes with children and young people from January 2019.
!!!! Dublin & Dun Laoghaire Education & Training Board
Services include primary level education, second level education, Further Education (PLC) courses, Adult Education and Youthreach
Dublin Office – 01 452 9600
HQ: Tallaght, Dublin 24
!!!! Donegal Education & Training Board
Donegal ETB is committed to promoting arts in education with the aim of enabling students to be successful in both school life and later in their adult life. Donegal ETB schools/centres and programmes play a key role in affording students opportunities to participate in a high-quality arts education as part of a complete education.
Donegal ETB in promoting the Arts in Education is committed to:
- establishing a school-wide commitment to arts learning;
- creating an arts-rich learning environment; and
- working effectively and efficiently in the allocation of time and resources
By promoting the arts as an integral component of our educational delivery, it positively impacts on student attendance, persistence and engagement. It can also enhance teacher effectiveness; and strengthen parent and community involvement. Donegal ETB is committed to working in partnership with statutory, community and voluntary organisations in promoting the arts in Education. As part of the Donegal ETB Strategy Statement 2017-2021, Lean ar Aghaidh, there is a clear commitment to offer educational and training programmes within quality teaching and learning environments. The concept of partnership is also a central theme within the strategy. There is a recognition that working in partnership provides more focused approaches to both learning and employment opportunities.
Donegal ETB as part of their Arts Programme manages the Donegal Music Education Partnership (DMEP) which provides instrumental/vocal tuition in all genres of music (classical, jazz, traditional, rock/pop) at reasonable rates to children and young adults. The project can also hire out instruments. As part of the emphasis on performance, pupils of the DMEP can join an ensemble or choir to help develop their musical and social skills.
!!!! City of Dublin Education & Training Board
City of Dublin Education and Training Board has a long tradition of developing and supporting the Arts in all of its forms. Providing training at level 5 and 6 in a variety of artistic areas and support to a number of community and youth arts projects and festivals.
!!!! Cork Education & Training Board
CETB plans, provides, supports and coordinates education, training and youth services in Cork
Cork City Office – 021 427 3377
County Cork Office – 021 466 5000
HQ: Head Office,
21 Lavitt’s Quay,
!!!! Cavan & Monaghan Education and Training Board
Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board was established on 01 July 2013 under the Education and Training Boards Act 2013 and replaces County Cavan VEC and County Monaghan VEC.
What we do:
We provide a wide range of services across the counties of Cavan and Monaghan including second level schools, further education colleges, adult education services, Youthreach, youth services, outdoor education, prison education and arts education.
Goals and Objectives
Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) will, in partnership with Cavan County Council and Monaghan County Council:
- Nurture partnership development with a shared responsibility for the delivery of arts in education practice
- Develop Monaghan Education Campus as a hub / centre of excellence for Arts in Education within CMETB
- Develop and deliver an annual programme that engages children and young people from early years, primary, junior, transition and senior cycle students
- Cultivate new partnerships and joint ventures between professional artists, arts organisations, cultural institutes, local authority arts officers and other arts providers but within existing financial supports
- Foster ARIS – Arts Rich Schools, by encouraging and recognising schools that place the arts at the centre of the school community
- Develop continuing professional development (CPD) to achieve high quality arts in education experiences for all involved
- Foster and support creativity and ownership
- Ensure effective communication
- Enhance learning and evaluation
- Support learning, evaluation and monitoring as an integral part of the new LAEP and provide flexible boundaries for change where required
Local Arts in Education Partnership (LAEP) – Rationale
The rationale for the establishment and development of a Local Arts in Education Partnership (LAEP) in the CMETB region is to nurture and support new relationships that will develop a shared responsibility for the delivery of arts in education that embraces visual, performing and literary arts. CMETB is the lead partner in the Local Arts in Education Partnership.
Current LAEP Projects include:
- Arts Environmental Project – Two schools funded annually (one in Cavan, one in Monaghan) to receive this arts in education project – primary sector. (‘Paddy Red Downey and the Voice of the Dream’ is featured on the Arts in Education Portal Project/Partnership section)
- Music Generation – members of LAEP collaborated to secure Music Generation for the region
- Non-Mainstream Music Education Bursary – post-primary
- Instrument bank available across Cavan and Monaghan
- Non-Mainstream Music Education project lead by artistic director Davina Brady in St Bricin’s College, Belturbet and St Mogue’s College, Bawnboy. View the project video on YouTube here
- Facilitaion and promotion of IFI Education Film Screening – post-primary
- Junior Youth Theatre at the Garage Theatre – 8-12 years
- Our Story, Peace IV funded, theatre devising project Jan 2019-June 2019 culminating in an
original theatre production. This project will engage 100 young people, 12-18 years.
- Young Irish Film Makers commissioned to create 2 original films in 2 schools (one in Cavan, one in Monaghan), primary and post-primary.
- Regional Youth Arts Networking Hub for Cavan & Monaghan youth workers and artists in association with National Youth Council of Ireland.