BLAST 2022

Minister for Education Norma Foley has invited primary and post-primary schools to apply for the arts-in-education initiative, BLAST 2022. BLAST – Bringing Live Arts to Students and Teachers – will be running in 2022 for the second time. The 2022 programme will enable over 400 new arts-in-education residencies in schools over the course of the year.

The aim of BLAST is to provide pupils in schools all over the country with the time and the space to work with a professional artist on creative, imaginative and fun projects. These innovative classes are designed and developed between the artist, teacher and the school under the coordination of the Education Support Centres in Ireland (ESCI) network of 21 full-time education support centres.

Further information on BLAST, guidelines and the application form are available from Gov.ie/blast and from the 21 full-time education centres’ websites.

If you are a school in our catchment area, you can download the application form and guidelines here:
BLAST 2022 Application Form (English version)
BLAST 2022 Application Form (Gaeilge version)
BLAST 2022 Guidelines (English version)
BLAST 2022 Guidelines (Gaeilge version)

Please email your application or queries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
The application process will close on 30 September 2022.


More information can be found here.






 

Dublin West Education Centre Annual General Meeting

To register your interest and for further information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PDST

Creative Clusters 2022

Minister Foley invites applications from schools for funding to work together on the Creative Clusters 2022 Initiative

The Department of Education is pleased to announce the opening of a new round of Creative Clusters (Press Release).  The deadline for receipt of applications is 13th May 2022.

Each Creative Cluster will receive grant funding of €3,000 per school over a two-year period to implement their project in the 2022–2024 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

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 Support 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 Support Centre.

Guidelines

English version – Creative Clusters 2022 - Guidelines (English)

Irish version - Creative Clusters 2022 - Guidelines (Irish)

Application Forms

English version – Creative Cluster 2022 Application Form (English)

Irish version – Creative Cluster 2022 Application Form (Irish)


Any queries, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or email Arts in Education Administration This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Creative Clusters is an initiative of the Department of Education, led by and in partnership with the 21 full-time Teacher Education Centres (Education Support Centres Ireland - ESCI) and funded through the Schools Excellence Fund.

PDST Technology in Education Summer Online Courses

PDST Technology in Education
Summer Online Courses Information

PDST Technology in Education has limited places available on a new (free) online summer course 'Multimedia Projects on Climate and Sustainability' for primary teachers this year, which is running twice - once in July and once in August.


To self-enrol and for more course information, select the course title link above and click the button to enrol. 

 

Both courses are approved for EPV days and are free of charge. 

As of Monday, 30th May, places are available on both the July and August Multimedia courses.

For the latest updates on all of their online summer courses, go to this link on the PDST Technology in Education website.

DEIS Summer Camps, Primary, Campaí Samhraidh, Clár Samhraidh mBunscoileanna DEIS, Summer, DEIS, Primary Schools

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