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Bluebird Care, Scoil Mhuire NS & Wexford Arts Centre to host workshops

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST TO ARTISTS:

In partnership with Bluebird Care and Scoil Mhuire National School, Wexford Arts Centre are now seeking applications from interested visual artists to create and facilitate a series of workshops with children with autistic spectrum disorder.  The workshops will take place over a five week period commencing on Friday 22nd April at Scoil Mhuire NS.

Visual arts education is at the core of the Wexford Arts Centre programme. We strive to support and promote arts education in the county, working with the belief that the arts are essential for young people offering an open platform for self-expression, communication and understanding of the world that surrounds them. The arts can provide an inclusive learning environment for young people, particularly those students requiring additional support. This project will help its young participants realise their own abilities, develop social skills and remind them of their unique talents and strengths in a calm and supportive environment.

Bluebird Care aims to meet the physical, intellectual and emotional needs of these clients and their families while providing these services in a dedicated, highly professional and dignified manner. Known for forging personal connections with their customers, Bluebird provides their services in a positive atmosphere, their approach drawing on a support plan which identifies the goals and aspirations of the individual while regularly measuring outcomes.

The successful applicant is required to have considerable teaching experience and will work with the three classes in the autistic unit with children that range in age from 4 – 12 years. The workshops will be planned to accommodate all levels of ability within the spectrum, and the resulting works will be exhibited in Wexford Arts Centre, allowing the students to see their work in a public and professional venue.

To apply please send an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a supporting letter detailing your arts-in-education experience to catherine@wexfordartscentre.ie. The deadline for expressions of interest is Tuesday 8th March 2016.

Wexford Arts Centre

Cornmarket, Wexford

Phone: 053 9123764

Email: catherine@wexfordartscentre.ie

Web: www.wexfordartscentre.ie