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

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ABC of the Three Muses – Virtual Museum

Visual Artist Jo-Anne Hine collaborators with three schools in Limerick to creativity connect with museums and galleries virtually during 2020, creating a virtual museum using Mozilla Hubs as part of the ABC of The Three Muses project.

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Playing the music score

Teacher-Artist Partnership (TAP) Project – The Lonely Traveller

2020 Portal Documentation Award recipients, composer Fiona Linnane & teacher Jacintha Mullins share with us their collaboration with the pupils of the Mid-West School for the Deaf Limerick.



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Performance Day - Songs for Our Times

Songs For Our Times – An Intergenerational Intercultural Music Project

Musician Ruti Lachs collaborated with Bandonbridge National School and Bandon Daycare Centre in this intergenerational project that explored music, culture and immigration.

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Weaving the Walk

Visual Artist Annabel Konig collaborates with teacher Brenda Binions and the pupils of St Patrick's N.S, Co. Carlow on an exploration into the natural environment, textures and weaving.

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Irish Myths & Legends

Visual Artist Annabel Konig collaborates with teacher Brenda Binions and the pupils of St Patrick's N.S, Co. Carlow on an exploration into the natural environment, textures and weaving, supported by CRAFTed and Wexford Education Centre.

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Detail of finished artwork installed at Galway Arts Centre for Baboro International Children's Arts Festival, October 2018

Human Being and Human Becoming

A collaborative commission with artist Siobhan McGibbon and 3rd class children from Scoil Chroí Íosa, exploring imaginative future possibilities for the human body, in partnership with with Galway Arts Centre and Baboró International Arts.

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Teacher-Artist Partnership (TAP) Project – Cave Dweller

Printmaker John Busher and teacher Liselott Olofsson share their collaboration with the 1st Class pupils of Gaelscoil Osraí, Co. Kilkenny investigating local folklore and oral histories as part of the Teacher - Artist Partnership (TAP) initiative.

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Image copyright Teacher -Artist Partnership - Teacher Vera McGrath & Artist Claire Halpin - Scoil Náisiúnta Muire gan Smál, Cartown, Co.Louth

Teacher-Artist Partnership (TAP) Project – Scoil Náisiúnta Muire gan Smál

Portal Documentation Award recipients, artist Claire Halpin & teacher Vera McGrath share with us their work with the pupils of Scoil Náisiúnta Muire gan Smálas on the Teacher - Artist (TAP) Project.

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Creative Generations – O’Connell CBS P.S. with artist Maria McKinney

Artist Maria McKinney with the teachers and pupils of O'Connell CBS Primary School discuss their collaboration project as part of the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Creative Generations programme.

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Paddy Red Downey and the Voice in the Dream

Artists Annie Callaghan & Robbie Perry and primary school teachers Andrea Malone & Catherine Mc Guirk discuss their storytelling project which used music, art and drama.

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Myself and My Friends

Artist Helen Barry and teacher Mary Bennett share with us their work with the students of Scoil Mhuire Ógh 1, Dublin as part of the Teacher-Artist Partnership as a Model of CPD.





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‘What Big Eyes You’ve Got…’

An exciting programme for early years and their parents with the pupils that focuses on the creative exploration of the five senses: taste, smell, touch, sound, and sight.

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A Sensory Experience of Place

'A Sensory Experience of Place' included artist Lisa Cahill, teacher Leanne Kyle and the pupils of P2 & 3 Aughnacloy P.S. Co. Tyrone.The project is part of the Virtually There artist-in-residence project managed by Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership.




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Virtually There with St Patrick’s P.S. Co Armagh

Artist Sharon Kelly and teacher Fionnuala Hughes from at St Patrick’s PS, Co. Armagh, talk about their explorations for this phase of the Virtually There Project around the idea of balance.

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CREATIVE DANCE TALES – A Digital Resource for Teachers and Dance Artists

Artist Philippa Donnellan and lecturers Susan Marron, Dr Frances Murphy and Dr Maura Coulter about their project which nurtured storytelling through dance.


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A Space To Grow

Artist Helen Barry and teacher Sharon Smyth discuss their multi-art form project with St. Raphaela’s Primary School, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin.

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Build Your Own Unknown

"Build Your Own Unknown" is a collaboration between Artist Louise Manifold, Cregmore NS and TULCA partnering with The Marine Institute.

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Our Place: An art project with children living in direct provision

Our Place was a project that sought to offer a marginalized section of our community a creative and positive experience within a museum environment.

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‘Dublin Ships’ Public Art Engagement Programme

The project engaged withchildren in response to a public artwork. It explored questions about potential forms of art & public art as well as themes relevant to the work such as technology, infrastructure, philosophy, locality.

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The Easter Rising Dance Project

Dance artist Maria Svensson worked with teacher Marie O’Connell and 3rd class children from Ardfert National School, Tralee, Co. Kerry to explore the theme of the Easter Rising through a creative exploration of movement and dance.

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100 Year History Project – Children as researchers

A creative commemoration project, engaging children and teachers from 10 schools in Ireland and Northern Ireland with the Decade of Commemorations, through research and creative activity alongside a professional artist and writer.

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(c) Vanya Lambrecht Ward. Courtesy of Kids' Own

Virtually There

Artist Vanya Lambrecht Ward collaborates with children from Ardfert National School, Tralee, via video conferencing technology.

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Room 13 (c) Fingal Arts Office

Room 13

Artists Órla Kelly and Anne Cradden work with Scoil Bhríde Cailíní and Tyrrelstown Education Together, supported by Fingal County Arts Office.

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Full concentration (c) Helen Barry

Learning About Learning

Artist Helen Barry works with Teacher Joanna McCallig and Junior Infant children from Dominican National School, Dun Laoghaire.

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(c) Ciara Harrison


Artist Ciara Harrison works with children from St Mary's Junior National School and teacher Judy Lawler.

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Graffiti Theatre Company's 'After Dark'

Doctor Darkness

Graffiti Theatre Company collaborated with six schools to deliver educational drama workshops in County Cork.

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Cubes and Compromise

Visual artist Helen Barry engaged in a 12week collaborative residency with 1st class children in the Muslim National School, Clonskeagh. Together they explored components of Islamic art and design using a cross-curricular approach.

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Finding our way

A collaborative dance artist in residence programme, co-ordinated by the Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education.

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