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Leitrim County Council compiles details of arts programmes provided through Creative Ireland, The Arts Council, and others that both primary and secondary schools can avail. This array of arts programmes and initiatives are designed to enrich the lives of students, support teachers, and foster collaboration between schools, artists, and the community. For any inquiries or further advice, feel free to contact Mary Blake at

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Creative Schools

Funded by

Arts Council

Managed by

Carrick Education Centre


Primary Schools, Post Primary Schools

Funding Available

€4,000 grant over two academic years

Applications Open

March 2024

Application Deadline

02 May 2024

Apply Through

Arts Council online services


The Arts Council Creative Schools programme is an initiative designed to support and enhance arts education in primary and secondary schools across Ireland. Through this programme, schools have the opportunity to engage with professional artists and develop long-term partnerships to integrate creativity and the arts into their curriculum.

Participating schools receive funding to implement arts and creativity projects over a two-year period. They also receive support from a Creative Associate, who assists in developing a school plan for arts and creativity, fostering links with artists and arts organizations, and integrating artistic activities into the school community. Schools participating in either Creative Clusters or Creative Schools can also apply for BLAST.

Selected schools receive:

  • Induction/training for school coordinators.

  • Allocation of a Creative Associate to support the school.

  • Assistance in developing a school plan for arts and creativity.

  • Assistance in creating or developing links between schools and with artists and arts and cultural organisations.

Leitrim Youth Arts

Leitrim County Council

Aras an Chontae

Carrick on Shannon

Co. Leitrim

T: 071 96 20005 Ext 541




© 2023 Leitrim County Council Arts Office

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