AIM OF THE SCHEME
The Clare Arts Office Artists in Schools Programme is designed to create
opportunities for artists and schools to work together over a specific
duration of time. We favour projects that are innovative, unique and
that foster creativity, skills development and an introduction to the
language used in art making. We also encourage projects that introduce
children to experience the cross disciplinary nature of the arts, projects
which connect ideas and art making to other subjects e.g. history, science,
the environment, local, national and global cultures and traditions.
Projects can include curated talks and tours.
The Artists in Schools Residency is a vibrant arts and education programme
funded by the Arts Council of Ireland.
Artists in Schools Residencies
Award amount: €1,200
Points to note when making an application:
- No school is automatically entitled to a residency.
- Successful residencies are awarded by an independent
panel who base their decisions on the quality of the projects proposed
and the quality of the partnership demonstrated between the school and
the artist. The Artist in Schools guidelines
may assist you in this regard.
Projects will be assessed according to the following criterias below.
- Quality and innovation of the concept/idea for the
- Quality of the artists work and track record as demonstrated
by CV and support images of artists previous work.
of the proposed project, budget, time frame, number of students
- Potential for the project to leave creative impact
on the school.
Schools who participated on the scheme last year and
schools who are participating in the Department of Education’s Creative
Schools and Creative Clusters scheme may not apply in 2020.
A maximum of one award will be made per school. No school
or artist is guaranteed an award and the scheme will be adjudicated by
an independent selection panel. The number of awards will be dependent
on the funding available to the County Arts Office.
Clare County Council will contact all applicants to advise
them of the outcome of their application. This decision is final and the
Council reserves the right to refuse an application without entering into
correspondence in the matter.
The closing date for applications is 5 pm on Friday,
November, 20th, 2020.
Arts Office, Artists in Schools Panel - List of Artists 2020 (pdf)
Application form 2020/2021
Artist in Schools
Criteria 2020/2021 (pdf file)
– Working Safely and Delivering Art Projects During Covid (pdf
Artists in Schools Scheme
in Schools Scheme 2018/2019
in Schools Scheme 2017/2018