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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, in partnership with Blackrock Education Centre, is looking for six creative practitioners in a variety of artforms to work with children and teachers in the classroom setting. 


dlr’s Primary Arts Programme was initiated in 1994. dlr Arts Office has partnered with Blackrock Education Centre since 2008 to deliver the countywide programme. We recognise the importance of life-long learning and the positive impact that early intervention may have in addressing education inequality. Through our partnership with Blackrock Education Centre, we work to ensure that children have access to cultural education regardless of circumstances.

The main purpose of the programme is to facilitate a professional Creative Practitioner to collaborate with a primary school class and teacher to explore creativity in the classroom setting through various artforms. A Creative Practitioner is a professional facilitator with an artform background, for example; a Dancer, a Visual Artist, a Writer or a Musician.

The timeline for engagement of the creative practitioners is October 2022 – May 2023. Upon agreement between both parties, this may be extended from October 2023 – May 2024. 

This is an open call for applications; full details of the selection criteria and process are available in the brief.

Deadline for applications: 12 noon 15 August 2022 

Full details here