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Open Call: Online Teacher Artist Partnership Programme

Launching a “Call Out for Artists” to broaden their practice, receive fully paid Training and in-school Residency Opportunities in the

2021 Online Teacher-Artist Partnership CPD Summer Course and Residency Programme

Mary McDonagh, Arts Officer, Sligo County Council together with Daragh McDaid, Director of Sligo Education Centre launch a “Call Out for Artists” to participate in the 2021 Online TAP Programme. The Online Teacher Artist Partnership CPD Summer Course & Residency programme is open to Artists (in any art forms) that are committed to sharing their practice with children and teachers in a modern primary school environment.  This Arts in Education initiative is a Creative Ireland, Department of Education led, approved Summer Course offering specialist, week-long online training from the 1st – 7th July inclusive.  A training allowance of €150 per day over the initial 5-day training week (€750 in total).  Guarantee of a paid, follow- up in-school-residency within a local primary school (Fee €900, plus €100 travel) to carry out a 20-hour project (14 contact hours plus 6 preparation hours) in partnership with your teacher partner throughout the 2021/2022 academic year.

Artist must have:

  • a track record of a minimum of three years professional practise in any art form and demonstrate an interest in the principles of Arts-in-Education and Creativity
  • be willing to learn about modern classroom culture and to work in equal partnership with teachers
  • combine a sense of fun, joy and collaboration with professional dedication and high artistic vision
  • be willing to undertake child protection training as part of the induction week, and undergo standard Garda vetting before taking up project placements

Artists can apply to be part of the scheme via expressions of interest to Angela Currid, Sligo Education Centre by email at no later than 5pm on Friday 21st May 2021.

Expressions of interest should be in the form of a letter of max 600 words, accompanied national Creative Ireland CPD initiative are limited to two Artists per full time Education Centre area.  Final decision on offers of places will be taken by the Director of the local Education Centre in collaboration with the Local Authority Arts Office.


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