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Bringing Live Arts to Students and Teachers

The Department of Education is pleased to announce BLAST Arts & Creativity in Education Residency 2024/2025 applications are now open. (Press Release )

Please see the following link for BLAST Application Guidelines and further details: (Department of Education BLAST Guidelines )

BLAST Arts & Creativity in Education Residency 2024/2025 apply online here: LINK

 The closing date for receipt of applications is 10th May 2024.

 Please contact National Arts in Education, Tralee Education Support Centre for queries or support, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Eligibility:

All schools in receipt of capitation grants from the Department of Education or Education and Training Boards (ETBs) can apply for BLAST.

Fee Paying Schools are not eligible to apply for BLAST Residencies. Schools that are not in the free-education scheme cannot apply for BLAST. 

Schools participating in either Creative Clusters or Creative Schools can apply for BLAST.

BLAST is an initiative of the Department of Education, under the Creative Youth Plan 2023-2027. It is led by and in partnership with the 21 full-time Education Centres (Education Support Centres Ireland - ESCI).

BLAST Application Form (English Version)

BLAST Application Form (Irish Version)


                  Kerry BLAST Register of Artists                   and Creative Practitioners

Fiona Loughlin

Textile/Mixed Media Artist                      https://www.linkedin.com/in/fiona-ladden-59315367

Martin Schärer

Music Percussionist                                 http://www.percussionworkshop.ie

Nicholas McLachlan

Writer                                                           https://ie.linkedin.com/in/nicholas-mclachlan-488077b5

Rochelle Lucey

Fine Arts                                                      https://www.rochellelucey.com/

Sharon Costello

Speech and Drama Practitioner          https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100055616893555

Tricia O' Connor

Visual Artist                                             https://www.triciaoconnor.com/hummingbird-studio

                                                                    https://www.triciaoconnor.com/kids-art-meditationcourse

                                                                    https://www.triciaoconnor.com/easter-camps-for-kids

Katrina Galvin

Dance and Opera                                    "Her" choreographed and danced by Katrina Galvin - YouTube

                                                                      FYVP Dance Film by Katrina Galvin - YouTube

                                                                      Contemporary Dance solo - "Awakening" by Katrina Galvin - YouTube

Aileen Murphy

Dance and Musical Theatre                   https://youtu.be/cLMVXRlOi84

                                                                       https://youtu.be/n5M0YaI4Qk4

Barbara Costello

 Graphic Designer                                     https://www.instagram.com/barbaracostello/

Clarissa Michaux

Dance, Movement and Rhythmic Gymnastics         www.theacademyofdance.ie 

                                                                                               https://youtu.be/zIwxwVaNrVE 

Manuela Dei Grandi

Nature-inspired art and photography                https://manueladeigrandi.myportfolio.com

Niamh O'Brien

Harp Player, Singer, Composer             https://www.niamhharpmusic.com/education

Darragh Kinch

Graphic Designer/Visual Artist/Screen Printer  https://www.kinchdesignstudio.com/

Jonathan Kelliher

Traditional Dance                                     Jonathan Kelliher | LinkedIn 

Veronique Gerber

Drama and Film                      https://www.youtube.com/@veroniquegerber6094

 

Mary Quirke
Aine Brosnan

Heritage Specialist                            https://www.facebook.com/ainebrosnan1


                   Nationwide BLAST Residencies