The Department of Education is pleased to announce the launch of the 2023 Arts-in-Education BLAST Residency Programme and Creative Clusters. BLAST and Creative Clusters (Press Release).
The aim of this scheme is to give pupils in schools all over the country the opportunity to work with a professional artist on unique projects. This initiative supports children and young people for the future, where skills like the ability to connect and collaborate with others, engage in creative and critical thinking and practice inclusivity at every level will be paramount to peace, stability, sustainable economic growth and equality.
The artist’s fee is €1,100 per residency which is funded by the Department of Education
Please see the following link for Guidelines and to download the Application Form: BLAST 2023 Guidelines and Application Form
Completed applications must include the following and should be sent to Monaghan Education Centre, at following email address firstname.lastname@example.org
- Completed general information section.
- A completed application section outlining the following information:
- Theme of the project,
- Rationale for application,
- Benefits to teaching and learning,
- Capacity and commitment
- Children and young people’s voice.
- Please also indicate the planned time-frame schedule and planned method of documentation for the project.
The deadline for receipt of applications is as follows: BLAST – 19th May 2023
Additionally, please see below link to our new completed promotional videos for TAP+, BLAST.
Live Register of BLAST Artists (additional artists will be added over the coming weeks)
Hyperlink to artist’s work
Drama & Dance
Writer & Artist
Visual Artist & Photographer
Visual Art: Painting & Textiles
Fiona Keenan O’Brien