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 has issued its call for Artist in Schools Residencies Scheme for projects taking place in Primary and Secondary schools in 2023/24 . This year we are awarding residencies to the value of €1,200.

Project proposals should be developed  jointly with the artist/school of your choice.For details on how to apply to the Artists in Schools Scheme 2023 (brief & conditions of the award & application form) please click here.

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.

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


Schools who participated on the scheme last year and schools who are participating in the Department of Education’s Creative Schools, BLAST and Creative Clusters scheme may not apply for a residency in 2023/24.

Ineligible schools this year are listed here: List of School Ineligible for Artists in Schools Residencies 2023 – 24

Only artists on our Panel can participate in the scheme. Details of artists on the Artists in Schools Panel can be viewed at this link.