Feature Article
Welcome to the March edition of our Newsletter
News this month
Pay the Artist
Creative Production Supports – A Theatre Resource-Sharing Pilot Scheme
RAISE programme - PRIVATE INVESTMENT CAPACITY BUILDING - Phase 2 announcement.
Information Clinics on the Arts Council’s film awards 2020
Grants and Awards
Commissions Award next closing date - 5:30 p.m, Thursday 30 April 2020
Dance Arts Residency Scheme 2020
Theatre Artist Residency Scheme 2020
Deadline: Opera Projects and Production Award
New Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme Closing Dates announced
Deadline: Arts Grant Funding 2021
Reel Art next closing date – 17:30 Thursday, 14th May 2020
Creative Schools
Creative Associates Opportunity
Creative Schools/Scoileanna Ildánacha – Invite applications from schools across Ireland
News from the community
Westival recruiting a festival director
Panel of music tutors
Music Generation Administrator
Creative Schools/Scoileanna Ildánacha – Invite applications from schools across Ireland

Applications for schools are now open with a deadline of 17:30, Thursday 19 March 2020.  

Further information on the Creative Schools application process is available here. Applications must be submitted online and schools are encouraged to register well in advance of the deadline.

The initiative aims to put the arts and creativity at the heart of children and young people’s lives. It supports schools to develop and begin to implement their own Creative School Plan. Participating schools work with a Creative Associate to create a Plan, draw on the range of resources within their school and wider community, developing new ways of working that reinforce the impact of creativity on student learning, development and well-being. Children and young people have a central role in this process.

All Department of Education and Skills-recognised primary and post-primary schools and Youthreach centres who have not already participated in a previous round of Creative Schools are eligible to apply.

150 new schools from across Ireland will join the initiative this year.  Participating schools receive a package of support each year including training, up to nine days of support from a Creative Associate and a once-off grant of €4,000 (in total) to implement their Plan over the two school years 2020–21 and 2021–22.