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The Department of Education are pleased to announce the opening of a new round of Creative Clusters.

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Each Creative Cluster will receive grant funding of €3,000 per school over a two-year period to implement their project in the 2021–2023 school years (e.g. a cluster of 3 schools would receive €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 grant funding in Year 1, with the second 50% being provided in Year 2.  In addition, but separate to the grant funding, all successful clusters are further supported with: A fully paid Creative Cluster Facilitator; paid Teacher Substitution to attend training and meetings; room hire, travel & subsistence.

Please see the following link for more details: Creative Clusters       

  • 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 Support 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.

Further information can be found HERE   

Download Creative Clusters Application Form HERE

Download Creative Clusters Guidelines HERE

Completed application forms should be forwarded to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  on or before Friday 14th May 2021.  The Education Centre, Tralee will be awarding funding to support one successful application.   Any further queries, please contact Máire Vieux, National Arts in Education Administration at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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