A Night at the Museum - 17th May at 7pm

Cork Education Support Centre has partnered with Cork Public Museum to host a Night At The Museum event in Cork Public Museum, Fitzgerald’s Park.

This event will be hosted by the Museum Curator, Dan Breen, and will consist of a tour of the exhibits with a focus on bringing class groups to visit the museum.

The event will take place on Tuesday 17th May from 7pm to 8pm and will be suitable for Primary and Post Primary teachers.

Free parking will be available on the night on the grounds of Cork Education Support Centre (T12 KC86).

We kindly ask you to share this invitation with any teacher in your school who may be interested.

Please RSVP via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at your earliest convenience if you wish to attend.

Call Out for Artists - Teacher Artist Partnership CPD Summer Course Programme 2022

Announcing a wonderful opportunity for Artists (all art forms) to broaden their practice, receive training and project fees, develop creative partnerships with teachers, and transform the lives of children in every County in Ireland

CALL OUT FOR ARTISTS for 4th to 8th July 2022


is a Creative Ireland, Department of Education led and approved Summer Course offering



-       Open to artists, working in any art form, who are committed to sharing their practice with children and teachers in a modern primary school environment

-       Specialist, week-long training (4th – 8th July 2022 based in Cork Education Support Centre to prepare the artist for the unique requirements of working harmoniously in partnership with a teacher within the modern Irish classroom

-       A training allowance of €150 per day over the initial 5-day training/induction week (€750 in total), plus travel with daily lunch provided.

-       Brokerage and development of partnerships with creative teachers, in schools committed to contemporary arts learning, practice and creativity.

-       Guarantee of a paid, follow up in-school-residency within a local primary school (€1,000 Fee total inclusive of Travel) to carry out a 20-hour project (14 contact hours plus 6 hours planning, preparation and evaluation) in partnership with your teacher partner throughout the 2022/2023 academic year

-       Information, learning and networking opportunities for further freelance work within the education system.

Artists must

  • have a track record of a minimum of three years’ professional practice in any art form
  • demonstrate an interest in / commitment to: the principles of Arts-in-Education and Creativity and to enhancing the lives of children through arts practice
  • be willing to learn about modern classroom culture and to work in equal partnership with teachers
  • Combine a sense of fun, joy and collaboration with professional dedication and high artistic vision
  • Be willing to undertake child protection training as part of the induction week, and undergo standard Garda vetting before taking up project placements.

Successful artists will be contacted by their local Education Support Centre (Cork Education Support Centre) to participate in the training and to deliver a subsequent partnership residency project, but must apply to be part of the scheme in the first instance via the “Call Out for Artists” by the Arts Officer of the Local Authority in which the full-time Education Support Centre is located.

Expressions of interest should therefore be sent to the relevant address of the Local Full-time Education Support Centre, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by 27th May 2022.  Expressions of interest should be in the form of a letter of max 600 words, accompanied by a CV or short Bio with links to images or samples of relevant work.  The letter should set out:

  1. Where you trained
  2. A very brief description of your practice
  3. Why you might wish to work in partnership with a teacher and with children in a school setting
  4. What you think qualifies you to take up this opportunity.

Places on this national Creative Ireland CPD initiative, taking place in the local full-time Education Support Centre training programmes, are limited to four artists per year – 4 Artists per Summer Course.  Final decision on offers of places will be taken by the Director of the local Education Centre in collaboration with the Local Authority Arts Office.

All completed Expressions of Interest/Applications must be returned to your Local Education Support Centre –

Cork Education Support Centre, The Rectory, Western Road, Cork, T12 KC86


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Passing of founding Director of Cork Education Support Centre, Bart Bambury RIP.

It is with deep regret we learned of the passing of our founding Director, Bart Bambury.

Bart was the Director of what was first called Cork Teachers’ Centre, from its inception in 1973 until his retirement in 2001.

During that time, with limited resources and housed in temporary accommodation (An Módh Scoil, Anglesea St; Crawford Art Gallery and St. Patrick’s Quay), Bart made a pioneering and innovative contribution to teacher professional development in Cork.

He was instrumental in the development of our present purpose-built premises in the Mardyke, now known as Cork Education Support Centre, which continues to build on the legacy left by Bart.

Bart will be fondly remembered by all in the educational community in Cork who interacted with him during his tenure as Director.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilís.

Cork Education Support Centre


Cork Education Support Centre, The Rectory, Western Road, Cork



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TEL: +353 21 4255600
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