Written on 27 May 2020. Extension of Deadline for Creative Clusters Applications Extension of deadline for receipt of Creative Clusters Applications The Department of Education & Skills are pleased to announce that the closing date for receipt of applications has now been extended to Friday 26th of June 2020. Please see the following link: https://www.education.ie/en/Schools-Colleges/Information/Curriculum-and-Syllabus/creative-youth.html Schools can apply as part of a cluster which may be an existing network of schools. A school nearing the end of year 2 of an existing Creative Cluster can reapply to be in a new cluster where the other schools in the new cluster have not participated before. Schools nearing the end of 2 years with Creative Schools are eligible to apply. The local Teacher Education Centre will have a key role in identifying and supporting a Creative Cluster for their local area. A total of 21 Creative Clusters will be selected nationally - One successful Creative Cluster per Education Centre. Applications should be sent to the local full-time Teacher Education Centre (list at Appendix 1 of Guidelines document on DES website). Any queries, please contact your local Education Centre.