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Arts in Education Programmes

Local authorities, together with other stakeholders, may run music, art and theatre programmes in schools to encourage students to take part in the arts and give them an opportunity to perform.

Artist in Primary School Scheme 2024


The Tipperary Artist in Primary School Scheme 2024 is now open. 

The scheme provides funding to a professional artist of any discipline to work in a school for 50 hours on a project designed collaboratively between the school and the artist. The quality and diversity of the work that has been created by Tipperary students working with artists has been outstanding. The scheme provides opportunities for children to access and to engage with an artist and the language of creativity at an early age; and for schools and teachers to work collaboratively across curriculum areas.

Closing date is Friday 9th February 2024 at 12 noon.

What is Eligible: 

Projects funded in 2024 must take place within the following timeframes: March – June 2024 or September–December 2024. This scheme is open to applications from all primary schools in Tipperary. Please note that schools that have been successful in their application for the scheme in 2022 and 2023 are ineligible to apply under the 2024 scheme. Artists must be Garda Vetted by the Arts Office before projects can commence.

A clear project proposal which sets realistic objectives helps to inform the selection decision. The selection of projects is by an independent selection panel and will be on a competitive basis as we always receive more applications than resources available to meet demand.

The scheme is open to art projects in all art forms including visual arts, music, dance, drama, literature, film, photography, architecture and new media. Artists directing the scheme must be professional artists with experience in working with young people.

We welcome applications by email to or by post to the Arts Office, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices Limerick Road, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. 



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Aideen Barry's "How to Make" workshop series

Aideen Barry

Free Online Mask Making Workshops for children with leading Irish Artist from Tipperary Aideen Barry.

In 2020, we're having to think about masks in a whole new way and that's what leading Irish visual artist Aideen Barry has done.

Even though she's was busy working in Kaunus, Lithuania on a project with European colleagues, she took time out to create three different masks and to show us "How to Make" them for ourselves.

Introduction to Stop Motion animation with Mike Byrne

During 2020, Tipperary Arts Office commissioned Tipperary artist Mike Byrne to produce a six part Stop Motion animation series.

You will find Episode 1 - 6 below. This series is a fantastic introduction to Stop Motion animation for children (and adults).

Mike Byrne is a former student of Limerick School of Art & Design where he studied Animation and he has been working on Animation and Model Making projects for the past 10 years.

We have added a Christmas Animation from Mike featuring the "Gingerbread Man"- you can check it out below.

Print Exhibition

Print Exhibition

PRINTS FOR SCHOOLS: An opportunity for Second Level Schools to utilise unique artworks in curriculum delivery.

An exhibition of thirty two contemporary prints by Irish artists is available on loan from the Tipperary Arts Office for cultural and educational purposes.

The prints are specially packed for easy handling and transport and include works by well known Irish Printmakers including Alice Hanratty, Des Mac Mahon and David Lilburn. In addition, printmaking workshops will be offered to participating schools while the exhibition is in the school.