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Kildare County Council Arts Service offers a range of services and opportunities to primary and secondary schools in Co Kildare.  The Arts Service constantly evaluates and reviews its programme in response to needs from schools.  

To read more about our Arts in Education Programme click here.

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If I Had an Artist for a Day…. Arts in Education Programme 2016

Kildare County Council Arts Service announces the 2016 roll out of this very successful arts in education programme. The Arts practitioners involved in If I Had an Artist for a Day... are experienced artists and educators. The programme offers a unique opportunity for the teacher, their class and the artist to collaborate and explore a range of quality child-led, child-focused arts workshops.

Follow our step by step guidelines to ensure a trouble free booking:

Select an Artist and Workshop
This is your opportunity to experience creative ideas and processes, different ways of working and some unusual materials in the company of a contemporary artist

The Right Fit

Finding it hard to chose? Have you concerns around class size or cost? We understand that 'one size does not always fit all'. We try at all times to accommodate individual school requirements. Flexibility, adaptability and the ability to tailor to individual needs are characteristics of the programme. Please just contact The Arts Service to discuss any concerns you may have

Get commitment from colleagues
If you are co - coordinating a booking please ensure that all teachers are keen to commit to the values of the programme and will make willing and enthusiastic participants

A good working relationship between the school, participating teacher(s) and artist is essential for the successful delivery of these workshops

Be prepared
Get the most from the workshop with a little pre-visit preparation. Where possible link the artist's work to your ongoing classroom activity, this will enable a more meaningful and lasting experience for your class and sustain its legacy

Select your preferred dates and times
Book early and youre more likely to get the dates, times and workshop you want

Complete and return the booking form
Once your booking is received, well contact you by phone or email to confirm and discuss further.
Have fun, learn and be inspired!

Closing date for all applications: 5pm Friday 22nd April 2015 Book early to avoid disappointment

For all queries concerning this programme please contact:
Brenda Brady,Tel: 045 448328, Email:

Click here to download the 2016 'If I had an Artist for day...' brochure

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