Early Years Arts Education Research

Fingal County Council’s Arts Office (FCC) and Fingal County Childcare Committee (FCCC) are delivering an early year’s Music and Visual Arts project in two community crèches in Fingal, Ros Eo Community Childcare from north county Dublin and Little Learners from Dublin 15. The programme will commence in early September and run until mid-December 2013.  The project organisers will engage a researcher to study the programme in detail and write a concise summary report which will inform future development of early years arts programmes in both organisations.  In addition, the researcher will write an article on a specific theme (e.g. evidence of early literacy & numeracy, community of exchange), suited to journal publication and peer review.  The researcher will be supported by both organisations to visit the arts sessions, observe and document the activities and responses of the children, early year’s practitioners, artists and parents.   This reserach will be made available to those working in the Early Years Sector.

In Colour

In Colour

In Colour is an exhibition featuring work by some of Ireland’s most prolific 19th and 20th century artists, studied on the leaving certificate art history syllabus. Programmed by Fingal County Council in partnership with Draíocht, the show hosts works borrowed from the extensive collections of AIB, the Arts Council and Limerick City Gallery. An education programme accompanies the show and aims to bring the leaving certificate art history syllabus to life by showing these key works and providing students and teachers with the opportunity to engage in a variety of educational events. 

Creative Exchange

Creative Exchange

Creative Exchange – A Teacher Mentoring Programme

Artistic Facilitator Jennifer Phelan 2008 saw Fingal Arts Office initiate a teacher training programme in the visual arts at primary level. The predominant aim is to introduce teachers to creative approaches to teaching the primary visual art curriculum. All primary level schools in Fingal were eligible to apply for the programme. Mary Mother of Hope National School in Littlepace was successful with their application and so the training initiative began with five participating teachers and contemporary artist Jennifer Phelan presiding over the project.

Children & Young People’s Arts Programme 2017

To mark Universal Children’s Day here is a look back at Fingal's Children & Young People's Arts Programme 2017. Today we promote togetherness, an awareness of children's rights & welfare.