6 May 2021

Siobhan Mulcahy, Arts Officer and Clare County Council together with Ray McInerney Director of the Clare Education Centre are launching a call-out for artists to participate in the 2021 Online Teacher-Artist Partnership Programme.

The Online TAP CPD Summer Course & Residency programme is open to artists (in any art forms) that are committed to sharing their practice with children and teachers in a modern primary school environment.  This arts in education initiative is a Creative Ireland, Department of Education led, approved Summer Course offering specialist, week-long online training from the 1st – 7th July inclusive.  There is a training allowance of €150 per day over the initial 5-day training week (€750 in total).  Successful artists are guaranteed a paid, follow- up in-school-residency within a local primary school (Fee €900, plus €100 travel) to carry out a 20-hour project (14 contact hours plus 6 preparation hours) in partnership with your teacher partner throughout the 2021/2022 academic year.

Artist must:

  • have a track record of a minimum of three years professional practise in any art form and demonstrate an interest in the  principles of Arts-in-Education and Creativity.
  • be willing to learn about modern classroom culture and to work in equal partnership with teachers.
  • combine a sense of fun, joy and collaboration with professional dedication and high artistic vision.
  • be willing to undertake child protection training as part of the induction week, and undergo standard Garda vetting before taking up project placements.

Artists can apply to be part of the scheme via expressions of interest to Director: Ray McInerney – Clare Education Centre. Email address: director@clareed.ie.

Last date for expressions of interest : 5pm on Friday 21st May 2021.

Expressions of interest should be in the form of a letter of max 600 words, accompanied by a CV or short bio with links to images or samples of relevant work.  Places on this national Creative Ireland CPD initiative are limited to two artists per full time Education Centre area.  Final decision on offers of places will be taken by the Director of the local Education Centre in collaboration with Clare Arts Office.