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Artist in Schools Scheme 2015/2016

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The Arts Office of Clare County Council invites submissions for this scheme, the aim of which is to give pupils the opportunity to work with a professional artist on a once-off project to be planned between the artist and the school. The scheme is open to artists from any artistic discipline including visual arts and crafts, music, dance, drama, literature, film, architecture, photography, and new media. The scheme will be offered in two strands: Arts Space and Arts Days

Arts Space

The project will fund artist contact time in the school for 30 hours. If successful, an agreement should be entered by the school and the artist and should be cognisant of the Artist~Schools guidelines.

Arts Days

The project will fund a one day specific workshop in the school.


As part This year the scheme will link with Clare County Council's 1916 commemorations and the theme for the 2015/2016 year’s Artist in Schools scheme will be Ireland 2016. We welcome proposals that explore any aspect of the commemorations and there is a huge amount of information on the strands being explored on the Ireland 2016 website.

The seven strands are:

  • State Ceremonial
  • Historical Reflection
  • ·The Living Language
  • Youth and Imagination
  • Cultural Expression
  • Community Participation
  • Global and Diaspora


All schools are welcome to apply for both schemes except for those who have participated in the 2013/ 2014 school year Successful applicants, schools and artists, for 2014/2015

A maximum of one award will be made per school. No school or artist is guaranteed an award and the scheme will be adjudicated by an independent selection panel. The number of awards will be dependent on the funding available to the County Arts Office.

Schools may apply for both an Arts Space and an Arts Day with the same or different artists.

Clare County Council will contact all applicants to advise them of the outcome of their application. This decision is final and the Council reserves the right to refuse an application without entering into correspondence in the matter.

The closing date for applications is Friday, November 22nd, 2013.

List of Artists by Surname

List of Artists by Area

Application form 2015 (pdf file)

Artist in Schools Guidelines 2015 (pdf file)

Sample Agreement Form for Successful Residencies

Evaluation Template

See also:

Artists in Schools Scheme 2014/2015
Artists in Schools Scheme 2013/2014
Artists in Schools Scheme National Famine Commemoration
Artists in Schools Scheme Brian Ború Commemorations
Artist in Schools Scheme 2008/2009
Artist in Schools Scheme 2004/2005
Artist in Schools Scheme 2003/2004

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