Written by Harriet McCormack.

Callout for Artists for Teacher Artist Partnership Summer Courses 2019 and Residency Programme in Schools.

Announcing a wonderful opportunity for Artists (all art forms) to broaden their practice, receive training and project fees, develop creative partnerships with teachers, and transform the lives of children in every County in Ireland

CALL OUT FOR ARTISTS for 19th to 23rd August 2019 inclusive

The TEACHER-ARTIST PARTNERSHIP CPD programme (T.A.P.)

is a Creative Ireland, Department of Education and Skills led and approved Summer Course offering

FULLY PAID TRAINING AND IN-SCHOOL RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARTISTS

(across all art forms)

TO WORK WITHIN PRIMARY SCHOOL SETTINGS & AND DEVELOP PARTNERSHIPS WITH CREATIVE TEACHERS

Artists must

Successful artists will be contracted by West Cork Education Centre to participate in the training and to deliver a subsequent partnership residency project, but must apply to be part of the scheme in the first instance via the “Call Out For Artists” by the Cork County Council Arts Office and the West Cork Education Centre.

Expressions of interest should be sent to the address below by Friday the 3rd of May 2019.  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.  The letter should set out:

  1. Where you trained
  2. A very brief description of your practice
  3. Why you might wish to work in partnership with a teacher and with children in a school setting
  4. What you think qualifies you to take up this opportunity.

Places on this national Creative Ireland CPD initiative, taking place in the local full-time Education Centre training programmes, are limited to four artists per year – 4 Artists per Summer Course.  Final decision on offers of places will be taken by the Director of the local Education Centre in collaboration with the Local Authority Arts Office.

All completed Expressions of Interest/Applications must be returned to

West Cork Education Centre, The Square, Dunmanway, Co. Cork by Friday 3rd May 2019.