Official Launch of Ireland's Arts in Education Portal

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The Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan TD, and the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, have welcomed the launch of the Arts in Education Portal.

 

The Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan TD, and the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, have welcomed the launch of the Arts in Education Portal.

The Portal, which is "the key national digital resource of arts and education practice in Ireland” was launched by Minister O’Sullivan at The Printworks, Dublin Castle on Tuesday 19th May 2015.

Developed by both Departments, the Arts in Education Charter was launched in 2012. The Charter plays a pivotal role in promoting both Arts Education and Arts in Education through a collaborative approach across Government Departments, education agencies and arts organisations.

The Portal, which is supported by both Departments, will provide an unprecedented opportunity for young people and all other interested groups to engage productively with the arts in education in Ireland. It will allow good collaborative practice in the arts-in-education and arts education to be developed, supported and enhanced. Submissions for the Portal will be invited on an ongoing basis.

The portal is available at www.artsineducation.ie.

Speaking at the launch, Minister O’Sullivan said: “Arts in Education practice enriches the lives of all those involved, from children and young people to artists and teachers. The arts are particularly powerful in nurturing and developing our minds and imaginations. I am delighted to support today’s launch. The Portal will be the key national digital resource for arts and education practice in Ireland.”

Also speaking at the launch, Professor John Coolahan, Chairperson of the Charter Implementation Group, said "The Charter is a landmark attempt at co-operative policy endeavour for the arts-in-education. The Portal demonstrates the key principles of good collaborative practice and provides an unprecedented opportunity for young people throughout the country to engage productively with arts-in-education."

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