Creative Cluster Announcement: Closing date extended

The Department of Education & Skills are pleased to announce that the closing date for receipt of applications has now been extended to Friday 26th of June 2020.

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  • Schools can apply as part of a cluster which may be an existing network of schools.
  • A school nearing the end of year 2 of an existing Creative Cluster can reapply to be in a new cluster where the other schools in the new cluster have not participated before.
  • Schools nearing the end of 2 years with Creative Schools are eligible to apply.
  • The local Teacher Education Centre will have a key role in identifying and supporting a Creative Cluster for their local area.
  • A total of 21 Creative Clusters will be selected nationally – One successful Creative Cluster per Education Centre.

Applications should be sent to the Monaghan Education Centre (list at Appendix 1 of Guidelines document on DES website).

Any queries, please contact Monaghan Education Centre at

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