BLAST 2022

BLAST 2022

Bringing Live Arts to Students and Teachers

Minister for Education Norma Foley has invited primary and post-primary schools to apply for the arts-in-education initiative, BLAST 2022. BLAST – Bringing Live Arts to Students and Teachers – will be running in 2022 for the second time. The 2022 programme will enable over 400 new arts-in-education residencies in schools over the course of the year.

The aim of BLAST is to provide pupils in schools all over the country with the time and the space to work with a professional artist on creative, imaginative and fun projects. These innovative classes are designed and developed between the artist, teacher and the school under the coordination of the Education Support Centres in Ireland (ESCI) network of 21 full-time education support centres.

Further information on BLAST, guidelines and the application form are available from and from the 21 full-time education centres’ websites.

If you are a school in our catchment area, you can download the application form and guidelines here: 
BLAST 2022 Application Form (English version)
BLAST 2022 Application Form (Gaeilge version)
BLAST 2022 Guidelines (English version)
BLAST 2022 Guidelines (Gaeilge version)

Please email your application or queries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
The application process will close on 30 September 2022.

More information can be found here.

DWEC Register of Artists

Name of ArtistArt FormLink to Bio
Mary Sheehan

Theatre/Speech & Drama

Mary Sheehan Bio
Margaret Callan Bergin

Multi-disciplined Theatre Maker

Margaret Callan Bergin Bio
Juliette Saumande

Literature: poetry, story-making, multilingualism

Juliette Saumande Bio
Sinead Curran

Visual Arts

Sinead Curran Bio
Carla Fazio

Dance Artist

Carla Fazio Bio
Simona Roveda

Performer, Physical Theatre Facilitator

Simona Roveda Bio
Gabi McGrath

Visual Arts Educator and Crafts Facilitator

Gabi McGrath Bio
Eileen Casey


Eileen Casey Bio
Andrea Kavanagh

Ceramics/Porcelain Clay

Andrea Kavanagh Bio
Eliya Lavine


Eliya Lavine Bio
Donna McGee

Oil Paintings/Fine Art

Donna McGee Bio
Helen Flanagan


Helen Flanagan Bio
Ciarán Gray

Mime and Movement

Ciarán Gray Bio
Kajsa Kinsella

Visual Arts

Kajsa Kinsella Bio

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