Creative Schools Workshop
Creative Schools Bridging Workshop for Artists & Creative Practitioners in Partnership with Galway County Arts Office
Date: Tuesday 25th April 2023, 10:00 - 14:00
Location: Tuam Town Hall, Co. Galway. Warmly hosted by our friends at Creative Places Tuam.
Expression of Interest Form: https://forms.gle/5FS7dPRWZg34pZbD7
Creative Schools in partnership with Galway County Arts Office present a bridging workshop for artists and creative practitioners with an interest in furthering their potential to work in schools.
This professional development workshop is designed to support artists who wish to expand their creative practice to include working in schools and educational contexts. It is especially suited to those emerging into this field, with little or no experience.
The focus will be on preparing artists to get school ready, understanding the basic requirements for working in this context. It will include practical tips such as planning, costing and communicating workshops and best practice guidelines such as drafting memorandums of understanding and including the voice of young people. Key principles underpinning the Creative Schools programme (Creative Habits of Mind and Voice of Children and Young People) will be referenced in support of artist professional development.
The workshop is also designed to provide artists with an overview of the arts in education landscape, including Creative Schools and the broader range of opportunities available at both local and national levels.
This is free to attend, with limited capacity. Interested artists/practitioners are required to submit an Expression of Interest in advance through an online form: https://forms.gle/5FS7dPRWZg34pZbD7.
The closing date for receipt of expressions is 17th April 2023. Attendance will be confirmed via email on a rolling basis, no later than 18th April, with priority given to those with little to no experience of working in education settings.
This workshop is kindly supported by Galway County Arts Office and is open to practitioners who reside in Galway County Council local authority area. Galway County Council offers a €35 honorarium to those who attend the workshop. Participants can avail of the honorarium by completing a form on the day and providing details so they can be set up as a supplier with Galway County Council. Payments will be processed by bank transfer.
Further queries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 086 877 4710.
Who is this for?
This is a continual professional development workshop aimed at:
- emerging artists with an expressed interest in developing their practice to work in schools / educational contexts
- newly arrived artists with little or no knowledge of the Irish arts in education landscape
- established artists with no experience of working in schools but with an expressed interest in developing their practice in this area
The workshop is open to participants in all artforms inclusive of but not limited to visual arts, drama, music, performance, writing, poetry, circus, dance, traditional arts, streets arts, digital media arts, opera, film and craft.
This workshop is presented by Joanna McGlynn, Regional Coordinator for Creative Schools (Galway / Mayo / Roscommon) in partnership with Galway County Arts Office.
For almost two decades, Joanna has designed and delivered a wide range of creative programmes for both primary and post primary level. From once-off workshops to artist in school residencies, her experience spans across artforms and curricula.
Joanna has worked extensively with multiple art organisations and service providers in Ireland throughout her freelance career including Architecture At The Edge Design Labs, Artlink (Donegal), Arts Council, Clifden Arts Festival, CREATE, Creative Places Tuam, Fidget Feet (Limerick), Galway County Council, Galway Public Libraries, LUXe (Donegal), National Concert Hall (Dublin), Office of Public Works, South Inishowen School Completion Programme, The Playhouse (Derry), TULCA Festival of Visual Arts - to name a few. She has been a Creative Associate on the Creative Schools programme since 2018.
In addition to her work in education, Joanna has a socially engaged arts practice, stemming from a visual arts background. Projects are context specific, developed in response to the immediate physical environment with a sensitivity to communities of people, place and interest. They are realised through processes of participation, co-creation and collaboration.
Joanna holds a Masters in Social Practice and the Creative Environment from Limerick School of Art and Design and a Degree in Fine and Applied Art from the University of Ulster, Belfast.
About Creative Schools
Creative Schools is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme to enable the creative potential of every child. Creative Schools is led by the Arts Council in partnership with the Department of Education and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. Further details: https://www.artscouncil.ie/creative-schools/
About Galway County Arts Office
Galway County Council is the leading agency engaged in local arts development in County Galway. Through its Arts Office, it is committed to working collaboratively and in partnership with others to provide excellence and leadership in the development and delivery of the arts throughout the County. Further details: https://www.galway.ie/en/services/arts/who/aboutus/