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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.

Arts Days

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


Points to note when making an application:

  • No school is automatically entitled to a residency.
  • Successful residencies are awarded by an independent panel who base their decisions on the quality of the projects proposed and the quality of the partnership demonstrated between the school and the artist. The Artist~Schools guidelines' may assist you in this regard.
  • If a mural is being proposed the project must clearly outline how a 30 hour residency will be spent on a mural.
  • Applications will be marked along the following lines:
    - Quality of the application (time frame / realistic / creative) (40 marks)
    - Quality of artists work (30 marks)
    - Potential to leave a creative impact on the school (30 marks)


All schools are welcome to apply for both schemes except for those who have participated in the 2015/2016 school year Ineligible Schools 2016/2017

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, September 30th, 2016.

List of Artists by Surname

List of Artists by Area

Application form 2016 (pdf file)

Artist in Schools Guidelines 2016 (pdf file)

Sample Agreement Form for Successful Residencies

Evaluation Template

See also:

Artists in Schools Scheme 2015/2016
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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