Athlone Education Centre supports the arts in education in a variety of ways, including the following:
CRAFTed: The promotion of the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland’s Primary Schools Visual Arts education based programme which brings a local craftsperson, teacher and pupils together to work collaboratively on a craft and design programme in primary schools. Participating schools are invited into the Centre to showcase their work and to talk about the process involved in creating their work of art.
Teacher-Artist Partnerships (TAP): The co-ordination of the Teacher Artist Partnership at local level which provides the opportunity for schools to work collaboratively with artists in specific areas in support of the Arts in Education.
Creative Clusters: The promotion of the Creative Clusters initiative whereby schools work collaboratively on creative projects with the support of expertise from the local community.
Continuing Professional Development in the Arts in Education: The provision of a variety of courses in the Arts in Education, including Visual Arts, Music and Drama. Courses in these curricular areas are included as part of the Summer, Autumn and Spring Programmes.
Links with Féile Ceoil na Scoileanna Átha Luain: Athlone Education Centre has a long standing association with Féile Ceoil na Scoileanna Átha Luain, which provides schools with the opportunity to promote the Arts in Education, including poetry, music, drama, mime and recitation.
Links with the Royal Irish Academy of Music: Athlone Education Centre is used as an examination venue by the Royal Irish Academy of Music.