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Creative Schools 2022

Creative Schools 2022 welcomes applications from schools and Youthreach centres across the country who would like to join the programme.  The deadline for application is 17.30 on Thursday 2 June 2022.

Online information clinics about Creative Schools and how to apply.  

The clinics are for representatives of Primary and Post Primary Schools, Special Schools and Youthreach Centres who are interested in participating in Creative Schools from September 2022 for the academic years 2022/2023 and 2023/2024.

The online information clinics will take place as follows:

  • Wednesday 18 May 2022 at 16.00-17.00
  • Thursday 19 May 2022 at 16.00-17.00
  • Friday 20 May 2022 at 16.00-17.00

The purpose of Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools is to support schools and Youthreach centres to put the arts and creativity at the heart of children’s and young people’s lives.  Participating schools/centres will take part in a guided journey over two years to develop a Creative Schools Plan unique to each school, and begin to implement it.  Key supports offered by this award include up to nine days per year of expert support and advice from a Creative Associate assigned to each school/centre, and a €4,000 grant towards activities and projects arising.

All applications to the Arts Council are made through the Arts Council’s online services system.  Schools and Youthreach centres interested in applying to Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools 2022 can register an account on the Arts Council’s online services system here.  The system is open to receive applications, and the final deadline for application is 17.30 on Thursday 2 June 2022.

All Department of Education-recognised primary and post-primary schools and Youthreach centres that have not already participated in a previous round of Creative Schools are invited to apply.

Further information about the programme and how to apply is available please contact 


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