What does Arts in Education practice look like? Read about the processes and partnerships behind current projects happening around Ireland.

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Mask On Mask Off, Sligo Grammar School photo installation

Mask On/Mask Off

“Mask On/Mask Off” is a photography project led by Teacher/Artist Máire Hynes in Sligo Grammar School. The project records the impact of Covid-19 on life in school from September 2020.

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Image copyright: The Abbey Theatre

‘Asking For It’

The Abbey's Community and Education Manager Phil Kingston and Actor Aoibheann McCaul share with us their collaboration with students from six post-primary schools in Dublin and Wicklow on a series of workshops supporting the production of 'Asking For It' at The Abbey Theatre.

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Creative Generations – Synge Street CBS collaboration with Andreas Kindler

Artist Andreas Kindler von Knobloch & Arts Teacher Maria Wright Slattery discuss their collaborative project with the TY students at Synge Street CBS, Dublin City.

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IAF National Architects in School Programme

Architect Emily Power and teacher Derek O’Brien discuss their architecture in the community project with Transition Year students in Ardscoil na Mara, Tramore, Waterford.

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As part of the Fingal 2016 Centenary Programme, Fingal County Council’s Arts Office worked in partnership with Fingal Curator Cleo Fagan, founder of Superprojects*, to provide a unique arts-in-education initiative for two post-primary schools in Fingal titled Waves.

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Tenderfoot Project, courtesy of Civic Theatre


Theatre practitioner Veronica Coburn works with transition year students in Tallaght and Cavan/ Monaghan to develop theatre-making and performance skills.

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(c) Danny Moynihan, courtesy Irish Architecture Foundation

National Architects in Schools Initiative

Architect Seán Antóin Ó Muirí works with Danny Moynihan and young people from Scoil Choilm, Ballincollig as part of the national Architects in Schools Initiative.

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Image (c) Abbey Theatre

Theatre Making and Citizenship

Sarah Fitzgibbon works with Máire O'Higgins and students from Larkin Community College to develop civic, cultural and social connections through theatre-making.

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(c) Jennie Guy

Thinking Visual

Curator Jennie Guy and Artists John Beattie and Sven Anderson work with young people from Blessington Community College, supported by Wicklow County Arts Office

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Cluas le hÉisteacht (c) Maree Hensey

Cluas le hÉisteacht

A year long process-led engagement and partnership between the second year students of Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, Dingle, their art teacher Brenda Ní Fhrighill and artist Maree Hensey.

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