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Creative Ireland South Dublin Schools Cultural Award 2023


The Creative Ireland South Dublin Schools Cultural Award 2023 seeks applications from interested schools located in the South Dublin County. This initiative seeks to support primary schools, second level schools and programmes that support early school leavers, to develop programmes and projects in the disciplines of Drama, Dance and Visual Arts that will enrich arts practice in schools in the county. Awards will be granted in the region of €500 - €2000. The maximum amount of any award is €2000.


Examples of previous Awardees:


  • Scoil Maelruain with artist Paula Mongey: Ciall a multi-disciplinary arts project that explores the 5 paths to wellbeing.
  • Scoil Íosa with Terrific Tallaght: Terrific Tallaght a recycling and sustainability-based art project working with Recreate. 
  • Youth reach YES Centre, Clondalkin with artist Emma Blake: a series of graffiti workshops on a portable spray-painting wall and exhibition of the work created during the session in the YES Centre.
  • Coláiste Bríde: a new theatre piece based on the Covid Pandemic and lockdown experience.


Grant scheme: Creative Ireland South Dublin Schools Cultural Award

Opening date: now open

Closing date: 5pm Tuesday 10th October


Applications must be made through

For any questions, please contact Meabh Butler, Assistant Arts Officer on

Call for participation - Intercultural network of artists, crafters and creatives in South Dublin

Mother Tongues are looking to create a network of creative people from around the world who live and/or work in South Dublin County Council. The network is free and open to people 16 and over who are active in one or more of the following: Poetry, drama, writing, painting, drawing, sculpture, calligraphy, modeling, mosaic, theatre, dance, music, photography, film making, craft, festivals, arts curation/programming.

Is this for you?

- You don't need to have a qualification to participate

- You must have practiced one of the above artforms (or others) at some point in your life

- If you are not currently practising, you can still participate

- You can be from any country in the world, including Ireland, of course!

- You must have an interest in working/networking with people from other countries

 What does the network do?

We meet both online and in person to talk about your art, make art together, learn about opportunities in South Dublin County to develop your skills as an artist (like training, mentoring and funding etc).

As this is a new network the list of possible activities will be decided together, so you will be able to shape the programme of initiatives.

For more information, you can visit or contact Francesca at

 To join the network, please enter your contact details at this link.