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BLAST 2024/2025

Bringing Live Arts to Students and Teachers

2024/2025 Applications are now open.

The Department of Education is pleased to announce BLAST Arts & Creativity in Education Residency 2024/2025 applications are now open.

BLAST Arts & Creativity in Education Residency 2024/2025 apply online here: LINK 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 10th May 2024.

Any queries, please contact your local Education Support Centre  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


All schools in receipt of capitation grants from the Department of Education or Education and Training Boards (ETBs) can apply for BLAST.

Fee Paying Schools are not eligible to apply for BLAST Residencies. Schools that are not in the free-education scheme cannot apply for BLAST.

Schools participating in either Creative Clusters or Creative Schools can apply for BLAST.

BLAST is an initiative of the Department of Education, under the Creative Youth Plan 2023-2027. It is led by and in partnership with the 21 full-time Education Centres (Education Support Centres Ireland - ESCI).

DWESC Register of Approved Artists for BLAST 2024/2025

Artist NameArt FormLink to Bio
Andrea Kavanagh

Ceramics / Porcelain Clay

Link to Bio
Carla Fazio

Dance Artist    

Link to Bio
Diarmuid Fitzgerald

Creative Writer

Link to Bio
Donna McGee

Oil Paintings / Fine Art

Link to Bio
Eva O'Hare

Mixed Media

Link to Bio
Gabi McGrath

Visual Arts&Crafts

Link to Bio
Helen Flanagan


Link to Bio
Julie O'Brien

Image Maker/Fine Artist

Link to Bio
Juliette Saumande

Literature: poetry, story making, multilingualism

Link to Bio
Juliette Viode

Visual Arts

Link to Bio
Kajsa Kinsella

Visual Arts

Link to Bio
Margaret Callan Bergin

Multi -disciplined Theatre Maker

Link to Bio
Mary Sheehan

Theatre & Drama Artist

Link to Bio
Paola Invernizzi

Painting/Visual Arts

Link to Bio
Simona Roveda

Performer, Physical Theatre Facilitator 

Link to Bio
Sinead Curran

Visual Arts

Link to Bio
DWEC Register of Approved Artists for BLAST 2023