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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 Clusters

Funded by

Department of Education in partnership with Creative Ireland

Managed by

Carrick Education Centre


Primary Schools, Post Primary Schools, Youthreach Centres

Funding Available

€3,000 per school in each cluster over a two-year period (€1,500 per year for 2 years)

Applications Open

06 February 2024

Application Deadline

10 May 2024




The Creative Clusters initiative aims to foster collaboration and innovation in arts education by bringing together groups of schools to undertake creative learning projects. Each Creative Cluster, typically consisting of three to five schools, receives funding of €3,000 per school over a two-year period, amounting to €1,500 per year for two years. These clusters collaborate on the design, implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of innovative projects that address common issues or challenges faced by the schools. The lead school appoints a Creative Cluster Coordinator, typically a member of the school's senior leadership team, to oversee the project. Substitution costs are provided to cover the equivalent of one day per term for the duration of the project. A Creative Cluster Facilitator supports the cluster by facilitating up to three local meetings over the school year. Schools participating in either Creative Clusters or Creative Schools can also apply for BLAST.

Leitrim Youth Arts

Leitrim County Council

Aras an Chontae

Carrick on Shannon

Co. Leitrim

T: 071 96 20005 Ext 541




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