The aim of this scheme is to give students in primary and post primary schools all over the country the opportunity to work with a professional artist on unique projects to be planned and developed between the artist, the teacher and the school. Schools will apply for a BLAST Arts-in-Education Residency to the full-time education centre in their area, based on the Online Register of Approved Artists.
Applications for Creatives to register for BLAST residencies closed 19th May 2023
To join the register of Approved Artists, you must have trained and have engaged in school residencies under the Teacher-Artist Partnership CPD and Residency initiative or the Arts in Junior Cycle Programme which are both approved. This initiative is advertised by local Education Centres
Find your local Education Centre to learn more about joining the Online Register of Approved Artists and for how your school can take part.