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We are pleased to announce that the application process is now open for a new round of Creative Clusters.
Creative Clusters is a pilot initiative of the Department of Education and Skills, led by and in partnership with the 21 full-time Teacher Education Centres (Education Support Centres Ireland - ESCI) and funded through the Schools Excellence Fund – Creative Clusters Initiative.
A Creative Cluster will typically consist of between three and five schools collaborating on the design, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of an innovative arts and creative learning project which supports them to address a common issue or challenge. Clusters can consist of primary schools only, post-primary schools only or a combination of primary and post primary schools. In selecting the clusters to participate in the scheme, the initiative will seek to have all three configurations represented.
Each Creative Cluster will receive funding of €3,000 per school in each cluster over a two year period to implement their project in the 2020–2022 school years (e.g. a cluster of 3 schools would get €9,000 over two years while a cluster of 5 schools would receive €15,000 over two years). Clusters will receive 50% of the total funding in Year 1, with the second 50% being provided in Year 2.
Schools in a cluster are expected to collaborate on how this funding is allocated and spent to support the implement of their project.
In addition, paid substitution will be provided for the Regional Cluster Training event and two/three local cluster meetings per school year.
Please click the following link for more information and see the Guidelines and Application form attached.
Applications should be sent to Carrick-on-Shannon Education Centre
The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 15 May 2020.
Carrick-on-Shannon Education Centre will inform the successful cluster. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified.
Criteria for selection of applicants:
Creative Cluster applications will be assessed and scored against the following criteria:
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