BLAST – Bringing Live Arts to Students and Teachers – Arts Initiative 2022


Following the phenomenal success of the BLAST project which was launched last year we are delighted to bring you news that this Initiative which adds to our already significant provision in this area will continue into the next school year.

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.

Names of some of the trained Artists available to schools are available below. This list will be expanding as further artists are trained. When making applications please be mindful of the areas of expertise of the artists who are available and choose themes of projects accordingly.

For Application form and full guidelines of the project please see below. Closing date for Applications is the 30th of September 2022 but your school is advised to apply as soon as possible as places per Education Centre are limited. Early application will ensure that projects in the schools who are awarded residencies can commence early and be finished in a timely manner.

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.

CLOSING DATE 30th September 2022

Click HERE for Application form and full guidelines of the project 

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West Cork Education Support Centre,
The Square,
Co Cork

Eircode: P47 FH27

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