!!!! Date Announced for the Arts in Education Portal Spring Regional Day 2023
Arts in Education Portal Events
Date: 6 May 2023
The Portal Team is delighted to invite teachers, artists and anyone with an interest in arts and creativity in education to save the date and join us for the 2023 Portal Spring Regional Day. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, 6th May at MTU Crawford College of Art & Design in partnership with the Department of Arts in Health & Education, showcasing arts in education projects and creative practice in the South-West.
We invite regional audiences to connect with us during a series of events, where practitioners can learn more about the Portal and what it offers, tell us about their work, connect with the community at regional level, share practice and find out what opportunities or events are available in their local area. We welcome teachers, artists, arts managers and anyone with an interest in arts in education to join us for this free event.
For those who can’t join us in person on the day we will be recording the main talks and presentations which be available to watch back online following the event.
Stay tuned for the full schedule and booking details which will be announced in the coming weeks. Pre-booking will be essential.
!!!! Opportunity: Tipperary Artist in Primary School Scheme 2022
Tipperary County Council Arts Office
Deadline: Friday 18 February 2022
Applications are now open for Tipperary Arts Office‘s Artist in Primary School Scheme 2022. The scheme provides funding to a professional artist of any discipline to work in a school for 50 hours on a project designed collaboratively between the school and the artist. The scheme provides opportunities for children to access and to engage with an artist and the language of creativity at an early age; and for schools and teachers to work collaboratively across curriculum areas.
Projects funded in 2022 must take place within the following timeframes: March – June 2022 or September–December 2022. This scheme is open to applications from all primary schools in Tipperary. Please note that schools that have been successful in their application for the scheme in 2020 and 2021 are ineligible to apply under the 2022 scheme. Artists must be Garda Vetted by the Arts Office before projects can commence.
The scheme is open to art projects in all art forms including visual arts, music, dance, drama, literature, film, photography, architecture and new media.
Deadline: Friday 18 February 2022
For more information, see www.tipperarycoco.ie/content/artist-primary-school-scheme-2022
!!!! Opportunity for Schools: Contemporary print exhibition available for loan to schools
Tipperary County Council Arts Service
Tipperary County Council Arts Service offers schools in Tipperary the opportunity to borrow and display an exhibition of thirty-two contemporary prints by Irish artists. The prints from twenty two artists include works by Cecil King, Alice Hanratty, Patrick Hickey, Gene Lambert, Suzannah O’Reilly and Des McMahon. Print mediums include monoprint, relief print, etching, silkscreen, lithograph, collograph, and dry point. An informative exhibition catalogue for educational purposes is included with the print exhibition.
A one-day printmaking workshop in the school is also available as part of this opportunity. The prints are specially packed for easy handling and transport.
Teachers and schools can arrange to borrow the exhibition by contacting the Tipperary Arts Office by phone at 0761 06 5000 or by email at email@example.com.
!!!! Opportunity: Music Generation Development Officer(s) Kerry, Kildare, Longford, Meath and Tipperary
Deadline Date: 12 noon, Thursday 6 June 2019
Kerry ETB, Kildare and Wicklow ETB, Longford and Westmeath ETB, Louth and Meath ETB and Tipperary ETB are now each inviting applications for the position of Music Generation Development Officer.
Post Reference Numbers:
- MG 19.20.01 (Kerry)
- KMG 01/2019 (Kildare)
- 197/18 (Longford)
- C111 (Meath)
- 47 (Tipperary)
A Music Generation Development Officer will be appointed by each education and training board and will be responsible for managing an extensive performance music education programme on behalf of the Local Music Education Partnership in each county.
All five counties have recently been selected for participation in Music Generation – Ireland’s National Music Education Programme, which is co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships.
Five year, fixed-term contract (€46,771 – €57,157)
Application form, job description and person specification and other details available from –
Closing date: 12 noon, Thursday 6 June 2019
Late and/or incomplete applications will not be accepted. For more information go to https://www.musicgeneration.ie/news/article/new-opportunities-in-kerry-kildare-longford-meath-and-tipperary/
!!!! Music Generation announces expansion into five new areas of Ireland
Kerry, Kildare, Longford, Meath and Tipperary have been announced as the next five counties to join the Music Generation programme.
As part of Music Generation, each of the five new areas will receive funding to create access to affordable performance music education for children and young people in their communities. Minister for Education and Skills Joe Mc Hugh T.D. welcomed this next big step on Music Generation’s road to nationwide expansion by 2022:
‘Giving our young people access to high quality musical education is a key element of Creative Youth, part of the Government’s Creative Ireland plan.
‘Music and the arts inspire us all and Music Generation is having enormous impacts in communities, with young people having instrument, ensemble, voice and choral experiences that simply wouldn’t be possible without this programme…’
Music Generation projects are benefitting from €3.485 million funding from the Department of Education and Skills in 2019.
Responding to the news, U2’s The Edge said: ‘Every milestone reached on this journey is a source of great pride for the band as well as everyone who has worked so hard to make it happen. With this latest announcement, the finish line is firmly in sight and our dream of an accessible music education for every young person in Ireland is getting ever closer. We are beyond excited.’
Music Generation was originally co-funded with philanthropic donations from U2 and The Ireland Funds, supported by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, along with funding from local partners.
For further information go to www.musicgeneration.ie/news/article/music-generation-announces-expansion-into-five-new-areas-of-ireland/