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).
Creative Clusters information:
Each Creative Cluster will receive grant funding of €3,000 per school over a two-year period to implement their project in the 2023–2025 school years (e.g. a cluster of 3 schools would receive €9,000 over two years while a cluster of 5 schools would receive €15,000 over two years). Clusters will receive 50% of the total grant funding in Year 1, with the second 50% being provided in Year 2.
In addition, but separate to the grant funding, all successful clusters are further supported with: A fully paid Creative Cluster Facilitator; paid Teacher Substitution to attend training and meetings; room hire, travel & subsistence.
Please see the following link for Guidelines and to download the Application Form: Creative Clusters 2023 Guidelines and Application Form
Creative 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 Education Support Centre will have a key role in identifying and supporting a Creative Cluster for their local area.
Fully completed Applications should be sent to Monaghan Education Centre to the following email address: email@example.com
The deadline for receipt of applications is as follows: 12th May 2023
Additionally, please see below link to our new completed promotional videos for Creative Clusters.