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Teacher Artist Partnership+ CPD Summer Course & Residency Programme (TAP+)

TAP+ Summer Course Now Open

TAP+ Teacher Registration 

The Department of Education is pleased to announce TAP+ 2024 Summer Course registration is now open. (Press Release)

Free to all primary & special school teachers. Hosted by your local full time Education Support Centre. Approved and led by the Department of Education and Education Support Centres Ireland (ESCI) under Creative Youth 2023-2027.

Teacher Artist Partnership+ (TAP+) is a creativity rich summer course that supports professional development through wellbeing, relationships and creative partnership for teachers and artists /creative practitioners.

Participants create, explore and collaborate to enhance arts and creativity in education through creative process, critical reflection, collaboration and enjoyment.

 Please use the following link to register for the upcoming TAP+ Summer Course link 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 21st June 2024. 

National Teacher TAP Call Out 2024 Flyer 2


Apply for a free in-school TAP+ Residency for your students too!

During the summer course teachers will have the opportunity to apply for a TAP+ Residency to take place in partnership with a creative practitioner from their summer course and their students in the school year 2024/2025. Each ESC will have 8 Residencies for participating teachers on the TAP+ Summer Course. 

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

TAP+ 2024 Teacher Registration

Call Out for Artists & Creative Practitioners 

Announcing a wonderful opportunity for artists and creative practitioners of all disciplines to broaden their practice through Teacher Artist Partnership+ (TAP+) professional development and in-school residency programme. Closing date for expression of interest Friday 7th June 2024. 

Develop creative partnerships with teachers and children. Receive funded training and residencies that bring the arts and creativity to children all over Ireland through TAP+, an initiative of Creative Youth 2023-27 under Creative Ireland and led by the Department of Education.

TAP+ Overview

  • TAP+ Summer Course running 1st to 5th July 2024 in your local Education Support Centre
    • Fully paid training to support artists and creative practitioners to work in primary and special schools
  • TAP+ In-school Residencies
    • Bringing learning into practice through creative partnership with teachers and children
    • Funded 20-hour residencies in the school year 2024/25
    • Access to the BLAST register of creative practitioners to deliver in-school residencies 

Artist Creative Practitioner Call Out


Artists / Creative Practitioners apply for TAP+  via expressions of interest addressed to the Director of Tralee Education Support Centre  submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 5pm on Friday 7th  June 2024. Expressions of interest should be in the form of a letter of max 600 words, accompanied by a CV or short bio with links to images or samples of relevant work.

The letter should outline:

1.   Training institute/ organisation

2.   Brief description of practice

3.   Why you aim to work in education and in partnership teachers and children

4.   What qualifies you to undertake the TAP+ summer course training and residency programme

Places on this Creative Youth initiative are limited to four Artists / Creative Practitioners per full-time Education Support Centre area. Please ensure that it will be possible for you to meet all requirements of the programme before applying. For information on requirements please scan the QR code within the poster above or use the following link Requirements to Apply.

Final decision on offers of places will be taken by the Director of the local Education Support Centre. Any queries in relation to TAP+ should be directed to your local full-time Education Support Centre.

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