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Teacher Artist Partnership CPD Online Summer Course and Residency Programme

The Teacher Artist Partnership CPD Online Summer Course and Residency Programme, together with the Association of Local Authority Arts Officers (ALAAO) are pleased to launch a "Call Out for Artists" to participate in the 2021 Online TAP Programme. The 2021 Online Teacher Artist Partnership (TAP) CPD Summer Course & Residency programme is open to Artists (in any art forms) that 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 from the 1st - 7th July inclusive. A training allowance of €150 per day over the initial 5-day training week is included per participating artist (€750 in total). Guarantee of a paid, follow-up in-school-residency within a local primary school (Fee €900 plus €100 travel) to carry out a 20-hour project (14 contact hours plus 6 preparation hours) in partnership with your TAP trained teacher partner throughout the 2021/2022 academic year is also included.

Artist must have:

• a track record of a minimum of three years professional practise in any art form 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 in the first instance via expressions of interest to Sandra Kinsella, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., no later than 5pm on Friday 21st May 2021.

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. Places on this national Creative Ireland CPD initiative are limited to two Artists per full time Education Centre area. Final decision on offers of places will be taken by the Director of the local Education Centre in collaboration with the Local Authority Arts Office.
Any queries in relation to the Teacher Artist Partnership CPD Online Summer Course should be directed to Máire Vieux at the National Arts in Education Administrative base, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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