Deadline for expressions of interest is 4pm Thursday 21 May, 2020.

Wexford County Council Arts Department in partnership with Wexford Arts Centre are seeking applications from primary schools and visual artists to participate in the Living Arts Project commencing in late September 2020.

The aim of the Living Arts Project is to provide children with an understanding and appreciation of contemporary visual art. Selected primary schools have the opportunity to host an artist in residence for fifteen weeks or eight during the school year.

Four Wexford-based artists will be partnered with schools to create a body of work over the academic year. The residencies prioritise the development of the artists’ practice within the project and encourage engaging work from the pupils. The project offers teachers an opportunity to observe and learn creative processes for use in the classroom.

In addition, we are again inviting artists and schools to apply for a new School Studio Residency. This residency is aimed specifically at schools that have additional space to dedicate to an artist for their own personal practice. The artist will work and facilitate workshops in this space. The artist would engage with all class groups through the residency while availing of the space to develop with his/her own practice.

All residencies culminate in an exhibition from participating schools at Wexford Arts Centre in April/May 2021. Pupils participating in the project have the benefit of detailed guidance from the artist over the period of the residency and the opportunity to see their work exhibited in a gallery.

We are now receiving applications from interested primary schools and visual artists for lead and assistant roles. Joint applications for artists seeking to fulfil lead and assistant roles are welcome.

Deadline for expressions of interest is 4pm Thursday 21 May, 2020.

For further information on the Living Arts Project including a full brief and application form please click the links below or email