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 utilise a multi faceted approach of workshops, curated talks with creative practitioners and tours/visits to specific organisations & sites.

Clare Arts Office will resume again with the Artist in Schools Residencies Scheme for projects taking place in Primary and National school in 2023/24 . This year we are awarding residencies to the value of €1,200.

Eligible artists who can apply include artists on our artists in schools panel and/or artists who have undertaken a TAP course.

Project proposals should be developed  jointly with the artist/school of your choice. It is expected that the artist and school will liaise together to develop a proposal that responds to the schools and students unique interest’s.  A project that suits the schools environment, infrastructure and the artists practice.

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 for a residency in 2022/2023.  List of ineligible Schools for AIS 2023 – 2024

  • Applications can be made online at the following web link below from Friday 25th of September, 2023.  In order to access YourSay you will need to register with an email address and a password.  On the YourSay platform you will find full details for the Artists in Schools Residency Scheme including the aims and criteria of the scheme, the terms and conditions of each award and details of artist’s on the Artist in Schools Panel Database. Click link here
  • Deadline for receipt of applications

Click here to view examples of work created by artists for the Artists in Schools Residency Programme.