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Creative Cluster 2024-2026 - Applications Now Open

Creative Clusters is a 2-year broad creativity programme focused on building creative educational communities of practice. It is a key initiative of the Creative Ireland, Creative Youth Plan 2023-2027.

Creative Clusters Structure

  • Clusters are composed of between 3 and 5 schools/settings collaborating in a professional learning community.  
  • Clusters can consist of primary schools only, post-primary schools only or a combination of primary, post-primary schools, special education schools and Youthreach organisations.
  • Over the 2-year journey, Creative Clusters experiment, risk take, innovate and collaborate on a creative project which helps them address a common issue or development need. 
  • In applying to participate in Creative Clusters, schools commit to participation for the duration of the academic years 2024/25 and 2025/26.

Creative Clusters Workshops & Collaboration

Creative Clusters regional Workshops will take place in September and October 2024 for schools joining the programme. The Lead School Coordinator and School Representatives from each of the schools in the Cluster will be expected to attend. Substitution cover is provided for one teacher per participating school. 

How to Apply

Please fill out the Online application form and for more information see the Dept of Education Creative Cluster Guidelines 2024

Please note that Education Centres can offer only two clusters.

Please ensure that all schools in the Cluster contribute to the development and completion of the application form before submitting.