Teacher Artist Partnership [TAP] Residencies

TAP 2022 is a Department of Education-approved continuous professional development (CPD) summer course for teachers, and artists working in partnership in primary and special schools. The programme supports and enhances arts education in primary and special schools, to develop the creative potential of every child.

TAP provides teachers who complete the programme with the opportunity to host a fully funded TAP Artist Residency in their school in 2022/23. This Department of Education-led initiative is a highly innovative, creative and participant-responsive programme that promotes professional learning about working in partnership.

2019 – 2020
St. Patrick’s Girls School, Limerick City (in collaboration with Artist Deirdre Power)

2020 – 2021 (remote/long distance programmes)
St. James NS, Cappagh, Limerick (in collaboration with Artist Deirdre Power and the Ilen Project)
Nicker National School, Pallasgreen, Limerick (in collaboration with Artist Deirdre Power and the Ilen Project)

2021 – 2022
St. Marys NS, Limerick City
Limerick Educate Together, Limerick City
Nenagh Community School, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

BLAST Artist Residencies

BLAST Residencies give students in schools all over the country the opportunity to work with a professional artist on unique projects to be planned and developed between the artist, the teacher and the school under the co-ordination of the Education Support Centres Ireland ESCI network of 21 full-time education centres. This initiative supports children and young people for the future, where skills like the ability to connect and collaborate with others, engage in creative and critical thinking and practice inclusivity at every level will be paramount to peace, stability, sustainable economic growth and equality.

2022 – 2023
St. Patrick’s Girls School, Limerick City (Creative Cluster Project- Arts in Education Portal Documentation Award)
Scoil Ide, Corbally, Limerick City

2023 – 2024
St. Patrick’s Girls School, Limerick City
Limerick Educate Together Secondary, Limerick City
Carnane National School, Co. Limerick
St. Michael’s National School, Limerick City
Scoil Ide, Corbally, Limerick City

Creative Schools

Creative Schools is led by the Arts Council in partnership with the Department of Education and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. The Creative Schools initiative supports schools and Youthreach centres to put the arts and creativity at the heart of children’s and young people’s lives. It provides opportunities for children and young people to build their artistic and creative skills, including; communication, collaboration, imagination, curiosity and invention. Creative Schools supports school communities to empower children and young people to develop, implement and evaluate arts and creative activity throughout their schools/centres. It stimulates additional ways of working that reinforce the impact of creativity on children and young people’s learning, development and well-being.

Limerick Educate Together, Mungret, Limerick
Limerick Project School, Limerick City
Ahane National School, Co. Limerick