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  • Bringing Live Arts to Students and Teachers

The Minister for Education Norma Foley TD today invited primary and post-primary schools to apply for the arts in education initiative, Bringing Live Arts to Students and Teachers (BLAST) 2023.

BLAST will be running in 2023 for the third time. The 2023 programme will enable 425 new arts in education residencies in schools over the course of the year.

The aim of BLAST is to provide pupils in schools all over the country, time and the space to work with a professional artist on creative, imaginative and fun projects.

These innovative classes are designed and developed between the artist, teacher and the school under the coordination of the Education Support Centres in Ireland (ESCI) network of 21 full-time education support centres. 

Further information on BLAST, guidelines and the application form will be available from and from the 21 full-time education support centres’ websites. The application process will open on 23 March 2023 and will close on 19 May 2023.

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List of TAP trained artists 2022/23.

Visual Artist
Liz McMahon
Visual Art and Interdisciplinary Practice
Tunde Toth
Visual Artist
Adrienne Geoghegan
Visual Art and Interdisciplinary Practice
Kim Doherty
Juliette Saumande
Visual Artist
Sophie Lawlor
Visual Artist
Susie Fortune
Liadh Connolly
Visual Artist
Shane Ha
Rebecca Reilly
Visual Artist
Kelly Hood
Visual Artist
Sharon Wells
Jewellery and Visual Artist
Mary Daughtery
Philip St John
Amy Flood
Drama, Art and Multidisciplinary Artist
Paula Mongey

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