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Call Out for Artists and Creative Practitioners

Call Out for Artists and Creative Practitioners


Teacher Artist Partnership+ 2024 Summer Course

Announcing a wonderful opportunity for artists and creative practitioners of all disciplines to broaden their practice through Teacher Artist Partnership+ (TAP+) professional development and in-school residency programme. Closing date for expression of interest Friday 7th June 2024.

Develop creative partnerships with teachers and children. Receive funded training and residencies that bring the arts and creativity to children all over Ireland through TAP+, an initiative of Creative Youth 2023-27 under Creative Ireland and led by the Department of Education.

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Artists / Creative Practitioners apply for TAP+ via expressions of interest sent to the Director of your local Education Support Centre no later than 5pm on Friday 7th June 2024. Expressions of interest should be in the form of a letter of max 600 words, accompanied by a CV or short bio with links to images or samples of relevant work.

The letter should outline:

1. Training institute/ organisation

2. Brief description of practice

3. Why you aim to work in education and in partnership teachers and children

4. What qualifies you to undertake the TAP+ summer course training and residency programme

Places on this Creative Youth initiative are limited to four Artists / Creative Practitioners per full-time Education Support Centre area. Please ensure that it will be possible for you to meet all requirements of the programme before applying.

Final decision on offers of places will be taken by the Director of the local Education Support Centre.

Any queries in relation to TAP+ summer course in Donegal  should be directed to  aThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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TAP+ 2024 Summer Course Registration Now Open
Free Summer Course 2024

1st -5th July 2024
The enjoyable way to earn your EPV days!

Free to all primary & special school teachers. Hosted by your local full time Education Support Centre. Approved and led by the Department of Education and ESCI under Creative Youth 2023-2027.

Teacher Artist Partnership+ (TAP+) is a creativity rich summer course that supports professional development through wellbeing, relationships and creative partnership for teachers and artists /creative practitioners. Participants create, explore and collaborate to enhance arts and creativity in education through creative process, critical reflection, collaboration and enjoyment.




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Apply for a free in-school TAP+ Residency for your students too!

During the summer course teachers will have the opportunity to apply for a TAP+ Residency to take place in partnership with a creative practitioner from their summer course and their students in the school year 2024/2025. Each Education Support Centre will have 8 Residencies for participating teachers on the TAP+ Summer Course.

Teacher Artist Partnership+ Summer Course Aims:

  • To support participants in planning, implementing, and assessing creativity rich experiences in partnership with children through curriculum and school policy.

  • To enable participants to support children in developing creativity, voice and agency through TAP+.

  • To highlight the potential of creative engagement in supporting and developing equality, diversity and inclusion in the school environment.

  • To sustainably enhance the national programme of school-based creative learning by supporting teachers and creative practitioners to develop professional relationships, knowledge, and skills necessary to work in partnership with children.

*Please note: If you would like to apply for a TAP+ Residency during the summer course for the upcoming 2024 / 2025 academic year, you will need to complete the TAP+ Summer Course in your school's full-time Education Support Centre's catchment area.

Apply now!


Use the following form to register - Teacher Registration Form

Closing date for registration 21st June 2024