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TAP - Teacher Artist Partnership

TAP+ 2024 Summer Course Registration Now Open

TAP+ Summer Course is now full 

This course is now fully booked. A waiting list is now in operation for those still interested in joining the course;

Free Summer Course 2024

1st -5th July 2024
The enjoyable way to earn your EPV days!

Free to all primary & special school teachers. Hosted by your local full time Education Support Centre. Approved and led by the Department of Education and ESCI under Creative Youth 2023-2027.

Teacher Artist Partnership+ (TAP+) is a creativity rich summer course that supports professional development through wellbeing, relationships and creative partnership for teachers and artists /creative practitioners. Participants create, explore and collaborate to enhance arts and creativity in education through creative process, critical reflection, collaboration and enjoyment.

Apply for a free in-school TAP+ Residency for your students too!

During the summer course teachers will have the opportunity to apply for a TAP+ Residency to take place in partnership with a creative practitioner from their summer course and their students in the school year 2024/2025. Each Education Support Centre will have 8 Residencies for participating teachers on the TAP+ Summer Course. 

Teacher Artist Partnership+ Summer Course Aims:

  • To support participants in planning, implementing, and assessing creativity rich experiences in partnership with children through curriculum and school policy.
  • To enable participants to support children in developing creativity, voice and agency through TAP+.
  • To highlight the potential of creative engagement in supporting and developing equality, diversity and inclusion in the school environment.
  • To sustainably enhance the national programme of school-based creative learning by supporting teachers and creative practitioners to develop professional relationships, knowledge, and skills necessary to work in partnership with children.

*Please note: If you would like to apply for a TAP+ Residency during the summer course for the upcoming 2024 / 2025 academic year, you will need to complete the TAP+ Summer Course in your school's full-time Education Support Centre's catchment area.

Apply now!

Use the following form to register - Teacher Registration Form

Closing date for registration 21st June 2024

TAP Summer place will take place in St Thomas' JNS, Esker, Lucan