Living Arts Project - Arts in Education

Call of Expressions of Interest - Schools and Visual Artists 2017-18

How does the scheme work?

Four Wexford-based artists will be selected and partnered with schools to create a body of work over the school year. The residency will prioritise development of the artist’s own work within the project and encourage competent engaging work from the pupils. It also offers teachers an opportunity to observe and learn creative practices for use in the classroom. 

The programme will culminate in an exhibition of works by artists and pupils from participating schools at Wexford Arts Centre in April/May 2018. Pupils have the dual benefit of detailed guidance from the artist and the opportunity to see their work exhibited in an art gallery for their friends, family and community to view.

A total of four paid artist internships are also available. A mentoring session will be scheduled at the end of each residency for interns to get advice on their own practice. The successful applicants must be flexible in terms of contact hours.

Who can apply?

We are now receiving applications from primary schools and visual artists interested in participating in the programme.

About the Project

Established in 2013, the Living Arts Project is a long-term visual arts educational scheme which consolidates the existing partnership between the Arts Department of Wexford County Council (WCC) and Wexford Arts Centre (WAC). It makes engagement with the fundamentals of contemporary visual art accessible for local audiences.

Who to Contact

For further information on the Living Arts Project and how to apply please email or log on to

Deadline for expressions of interest is 4pm Wednesday 24th May 2017.

For further information on Wexford County Council’s full arts programme please visit or call 053 9196441 / email