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Applications to participate in Teacher-Artist Partnership (TAP) Summer Course and Residency Programme

Call Out for 2021 Online Teacher-Artist Partnership CPD Summer Course and Residency Programme

Lucina Russell, Arts Officer Kildare County Council together with Siobhán Kavanagh, Director Kildare Education Centre recently launched a Call Out for artists to participate in the 2021 Online Teacher-Artist Partnership (TAP) Programme. The Online Teacher Artist Partnership CPD Summer Course & Residency programme is open to artists practicing in any artform, who are  committed to sharing their practice with children and teachers in a modern primary school environment.  


This Arts in Education initiative is a Creative Ireland, Department of Education led approved summer course offering:

  • specialist, week-long online training (1st – 7th July inclusive);
  • a training allowance (€150/day) over the initial 5-day training week (€750 in total);
  • guarantee of a paid, follow up in-school residency within a local primary school to carry out a 20-hour project (14 contact hours plus 6 preparation hours) in partnership with your teacher partner throughout the 2021/2022 academic year (fee €900, plus €100 travel).


Artist must have:

  • a track record of a minimum of three years professional practise in any artform and demonstrate an interest in the principles of Arts-in Education and Creativity;
  • be willing to learn about modern classroom culture and to work in equal partnership with teachers;
  • combine a sense of fun, joy and collaboration with professional dedication and high artistic vision;
  • be willing to undertake child protection training as part of the induction week, and undergo standard Garda vetting before taking up project placements.


Artists can apply to be part of the scheme via expressions of interest to

The Director, Kildare Education Centre, Friary Road, Kildare Town or by email to

Deadline for receipt of Expressions of Interest: 5pm, Friday 21st May 2021

Expressions of interest should be in the form of a letter of max 600 words, accompanied by a CV/short biog with links to images or samples of relevant work.  Places on this national Creative Ireland CPD initiative are limited to two artists per full time Education Centre area.  The final decision on offers of places will be taken by the Director of the local Education Centre in collaboration with the Local Authority Service.

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