The Living Arts Project was established in 2013 as a long term visual arts educational scheme. The aim of this project is to provide children with an understanding and appreciation of contemporary visual art.
Over the course of a fifteen-week programme, each artist will bring their own unique styles, talents and disciplines to the participating schools, encouraging pupils to think beyond the classroom and respond visually to the world around them.
The following artists and schools were selected for this year’s programme; Caoimhe Dunn with St. Joseph’s Primary School Kilmuckridge, Clare Breen with Murrintown National School, Oonagh Latchford with St. Joseph’s National School Ballymitty, and Orla Bates with Rathnure National School.
This year with Creative Ireland funding the following will take place:
An additional residency will take place in Ramsgrange Community School. Artist Els Dietvorst will focus on promoting artistic and interpersonal skills and integrating cross curricular subjects.
Research will be carried out with the long term aim of producing a high quality ‘How To’ teachers manual for art education in primary schools in the Irish context.
A short film documentary on ‘The Living Arts’ Programme will be created it will involve interviewing key stakeholders and visiting the four primary schools selected for the 2018/2019 term.