Feature Article
Welcome to the May edition of our Newsletter
News this month
Arts Council and Arts & Disability Ireland announce the awarded artists of the 2020 Arts and Disability Connect scheme
Grants and Awards
John Broderick – a writer’s gift to Athlone
Creative Schools – Application Deadline Extended
Creative Schools
CSTV – Creative Schools Supporting Children and Young People’s Creativity Across Ireland
News from the community
Music Network - Taking Charge of your Performance Career 2020
Fishamble's #TinyPlayChallenge goes global
Online Writing Courses at the Irish Writers Centre
Launch of Novel Fair 2021
Creative Schools – Application Deadline Extended

Due to school closures the applications for Creative Schools 2020 will remain open until the new deadline of 17:30, Thursday 25 June 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.

Creative Schools aims to put the arts and creativity at the heart of children’s and young people’s lives and this year 150 new schools/centres will join the programme. Participating schools will work alongside a Creative Associate who will help them to develop their own Creative Schools plan to understand, develop and celebrate the arts and creativity in their school.  Schools will be awarded a once-off grant of €4,000 (in total) to implement their plans over the two school years 2020–21 and 2021–22.