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Good Summer

Posted by on May 25, 2021 in Blog, HOME

Trusting everyone will have a good summer. I hope exams and holidays all work out well. Deadline for Creative Engagement 2020-21 is extended to Nov 17.  If projects are finished by the end of the current school year please send in the Evaluation Form. Creative Engagement 2021-22. Application deadline is October 15. A new initiative for arts in schools called BLAST is going to be launched in June.  This is not run by NAPD but we support it.  I will post details of it when it is...

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Creative Schools Week

Posted by on May 7, 2021 in Blog, HOME

Creative Schools Week 10-14 May, 2021   Creative Schools Week is a celebration of creativity in schools which includes both In-School Celebrations and Online Celebrations. It is organised by the Creative Schools initiative which supports schools and Youthreach centres to put the arts and creativity at the heart of children’s and young people’s lives. The week is an opportunity to share, showcase, and connect all the exciting creative work that is being undertaken across schools. Following a consultation process with children and young people the theme for CSW is Brave New Future, celebrating our children and young people’s courage in the face of a tough year, and looking forward towards a bright future. In-school Celebrations: All schools and centres across the country can generate and host their own celebration events. These events are a great way to involve and empower young people in the processes of presenting their creative journeys. To help schools/centres organise events, Creative Schools have provided Celebration Packs, full of ideas about creating their own in-school Creative Schools Week. Online Celebrations: Tune in to on the 12-14 May (from 12pm daily) as we will be; highlighting work from a selection of Creative Schools, as well as workshops, interviews and features across a wide range of different artists and arts and cultural organisations. It is a great opportunity to learn about school communities across the initiative as well as their creative approaches to learning and artistic responses to Covid 19. Schools highlighted are a representation of the over 460 schools who have participated in the Creative Schools initiative since 2018 and were selected following a competitive process open to those participants. Follow  #CreativeSchools to see the creative events that schools are sharing on their social media. Creative Schools is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme to enable the creative potential of every child. Creative Schools is led by the Arts Council in partnership with the Department of Education and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. The initiative is also informed by the Arts Council’s ten-year strategy (2016–25) Making Great Art Work: Leading the Development of the Arts in Ireland. This...

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