- Are you a primary school teacher working in a DEIS school in Cork City?
- Would you like your class to receive a free arts programme from Graffiti called Be Your Own Hero, comprising a creative writing workshop, a drama workshop, attendance for your class at a new theatre production with a post show session with the cast, and a scholarship place for a year for a student at your school to join our Activate Youth Theatre next year?
- Is your school in one of the following locations: Blackpool \Cathedral, City Centre South Parish, Ballincollig, Churchfield \ Gurranabraher, Ballyphehane, Togher, Bishopstown, Glanmire, The Glen \ Ballyvolane, Mayfield, City Centre Middle Parish, Tower \ Blarney, Farranree \ Fairhill, Douglas \ Rochestown, Knocknaheeny \ Hollyhill, Mahon
We want to hear from you!
Thanks to funding from RTE’s Toy Show Appeal managed by the Community Foundation of Ireland, and supported by our friends at The Everyman, here at Graffiti we are looking to help 16 classes across the city to have some much needed fun, nurture curiosity and creativity to learn how to be their own hero.
WHO CAN APPLY?
- Individual classes from 2nd class upwards from DEIS primary schools from the Community Response Areas: Blackpool, City Centre South Parish, Ballincollig, Churchfield \ Gurranabraher, Ballyphehane, Togher, Bishopstown, Glanmire, The Glen \ Ballyvolane, Mayfield, City Centre Middle Parish, Tower \ Blarney, Farranree \ Fairhill, Douglas \ Rochestown, Knocknaheeny \ Hollyhill, Mahon.
- The selected classes will need to be able to commit to take part in ALL elements of the Be Your Own Hero programme:
- One Creative writing workshop at their class room location or Graffiti in Blackpool (or via Zoom should COVID restrictions require it)
- One Be Your Own Hero drama workshop at their classroom location or Graffiti in Blackpool (or via Zoom should COVID restrictions require it)
- Class to attend a performance and post-show discussion, at Graffiti in June 2021
- One scholarship place for a student in your school for Graffiti’s Activate Youth Theatre (beginning in Sept 2022 at Graffiti in Blackpool)
HOW DO I APPLY?
Complete this Google form before 21st November https://forms.gle/dETQiCt43ZfnxbWj6
Any problems with the form, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT DATES DO I NEED TO KNOW?
- Deadline to express interest via Google form: 21st November 2021 at 9pm
- Announcement of schools taking part by 17th December
- Workshop dates: Spring 2022*
- Performance dates: June 2022*
*dates subject to change but within the academic school year 2021/2022*
GRAFFITI creates theatre and arts experiences for children and young people, nurturing curiosity and imagination to enrich lives and imagine a better world. Established in 1984 in Cork, Graffiti offers a range of arts engagement opportunities in both English and Irish, through drama skills workshops, creative writing sessions, in-classroom creative learning, playwright mentoring, Early Years encounters, Activate Youth Theatre, and theatre productions aimed at children and young people, as well as the young at heart.
About the Everyman
The Everyman is a non-profit theatre in Cork city centre that creates and presents the best in Irish and international performance. Our mission is to present high quality work for all of our audiences, in person and online, creating amazing moments and extraordinary stories. We aim to support a diverse range of artists at all stages of their careers. We strive to present art for everyone, for audiences young and old, from all communities and backgrounds. We produce theatre which responds to the world around it, yet remains rooted in Cork. We remain committed to the artistic future of our city and county, creating training and opportunities for children, young people, emerging artists and communities.
About the Community Foundation of Ireland facilitating the RTE Toy Show Fund
The RTÉ Toy Show Appeal raised a staggering €6.6million in donations from the television audience on a truly magical Toy Show night in 2020. Half of that money was shared out between three key charities; Barnardos Ireland, Childrens Health Foundation Ireland (which includes Temple Street Hospital, Crumlin Children’s Hospital, Tallaght and Blanchardstown Hospitals) and Children’s Books Ireland. The remaining monies from the fund were made available for children’s charities in an open call for grants which was managed by The Community Foundation for Ireland and Community Foundation Northern Ireland.