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Welcome to the June edition of our Newsletter
News this month
Live and Digital: Festival Making in the face of COVID '19
Irish language author Áine Ní Ghlinn announced as the sixth Laureate na nÓg.
Making Tracks – Virtual Residency and Digital Tour for Musicians
Grants and Awards
European Cultural Foundation – 2nd round of European Culture of Solidary Fund announced
Festival Investment Scheme 2021 Round 1
Creative Schools
Creative Schools 2020 – Application Deadline Extended
Creative Schools Television
News from the community
Architects in Schools 2020/2021 – Open Call for Schools
The dates for Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2021 have been announced: 3rd March - 14 March 2021
Call for a Curator to curate a Gaeltacht visual art exhibition, as part of Údarás na Gaeltachta’s 40 year celebrations
Equality, Human Rights, and Diversity
Tell me what it’s like to be you: Arts Council Director Maureen Kennelly blogs
Creative Schools 2020 – 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.