Arts-in-Education BLAST Residency Programme for 2021

Arts-in-Education BLAST Residency Programme for 2021

This is a new project based on the structure of the TAP Residency Programme which was launched by the Minister for Education on June 4th.

The aim of this scheme is to give more  pupils in schools all over the country the opportunity to work with a professional artist on unique projects to be originated and planned between the artist, the teacher and the school under the coordination of the Education Centre ESCI network of 21 full-time Education Centres.

This project is open to Primary and Post Primary Schools and gives the opportunity to have an in-school residency with a fully funded and trained Artist over a 20 hour period during the next academic year.

Closing date for Applications is the 30th of September 2021 but your school is advised to apply as soon as possible as places per Education Centre are limited.

Please submit your application by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by post to West Cork Education Centre, The Square, Dunmanway, Co. Cork.

Click HERE for Application form and full guidelines of the project 

Competition to design a logo for BLAST - Bringing Live Arts to Students and Teachers

Click HERE for full details on how to enter

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Exciting News! LIVE STREAM INTERVIEWS FOR SCHOOLS with An Taoiseach Micheál Martin and author David Walliams . Register Now



Inspiring Ireland, Inspiring Students - An Interview With An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin - Mon 13th Sept @ 12 pm

Zoom Link- https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WJlNcUAHT1yrDcdmo671aQ

Inspiring Ireland, Inspiring Students - An Interview With Author, David Walliams - Mon 20th Sept @ 10 am

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Explorers Wild about Wildlife on the Seashore Summer Course Competition

Would you like to win a free place on this year’s Exploring Ireland’s Seashore through Science, Maths, Geography, English and Art, the Explorers Education Programme™ Summer Teacher Training Course?

The course, which is run through West Cork Education Centre, will take place between online using ZOOM and between the 1st and 7th of July. It will focus on using the marine environment in a cross-curricular way to support teaching and learning in the primary school classroom. The course will be based a range of online classes, short challenges and daily tasks, using short video files and resources from the Wild about Wildlife Series which can be previewed at www.explorers.ie .

Please note teachers will need WIFI to participate in this course and work samples and feedback may be recorded for quality and engagement assurances.

Participations will receive an explorers pack by post, including resources materials and content to be used throughout the week, which can also be used back in the classroom.

To Enter:

Email your name and one reason you would like to bring the ocean into your classroom to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the 14th of June. Winners will be announced on the 15th of June via email.


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