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BLAST - Applying for Blast Arts in Education 2023

The Minister for Education Norma Foley invites primary and post-primary schools to apply for the arts in education initiative, Bringing Live Arts to Students and Teachers (BLAST) 2023.

The 2023 programme will enable 425 new arts in education residencies in schools over the course of the year.

The aim of BLAST is to provide pupils in schools all over the country, time and the space to work with a professional artist on creative, imaginative and fun projects.

These innovative classes are designed and developed between the artist, teacher and the school under the coordination of the Education Support Centres in Ireland (ESCI) network of 21 full-time education support centres.

Minister Foley said: “I am extremely proud to announce the launch of BLAST 2023, which builds on the great success of the BLAST 2021 and 2022 Programme”.

Blast Promotional Video

Please find attached application forms and Guidelines in both English and Irish. If interested, please forward completed application forms to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Guidelines in Irish          Irish Application Form

Guidelines in English     English Application Form

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