Early Years

Early Years

Early Years (0 – 5 years)

Fingal Arts Office began significant work in the area of Early Years arts provision in 2012.  Projects to date have provided early childhood educators, parents and children with accessible workshop opportunities while also supporting artists’ to conduct action research to assist professional development in the area. Partnerships have been formed with education institutions, crèche services, Fingal County Childcare Committee, and artists working in this specialized remit of education. These programmes will assist with the formulation of a strategic policy for the development of Early Years arts practice in Fingal.

Children & Young People

Children & Young People

Children & Young People (5 – 18 years)

Fingal Arts Office provide for children and young people through an annual artist in residence programme in schools and through alternative projects which take place outside of the formal education system.

Educational Resources

Educational Resources

Fingal Arts Office works in partnership with leading education and cultural institutions, researchers and artists to provide educational resources that are accessible, timeless and encourage self directed learning. By 2014 we will have produced two publications featuring the works of fourteen Irish Artists who form part of the Irish Art History Leaving Cert Curriculum for students, teachers and those interested in learning more about some of Ireland’s most prolific artists and their art practice.  We will produce a report on an early years music and visual arts programme for early childhood educators, artists and others interested in this field of work to encourage peer learning across the sector. Projects such as Creative Exchange which provide classroom teachers with assistance and support to learn the skills required to deliver quality arts education programmes in their classroom allow for funding and resources to reach as many as possible.

Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning

Through the provision of funding, administrative and advisory support Fingal Arts office seeks to provide local health services, community groups, and individuals opportunities to engage in quality arts experiences. Qualified artists and creative professionals with experience of working with children, young people and adults are invited to design and deliver projects.