Events for All training for artists

  • Saturday 10 November 2018, 10:30-3pm
  • Poetry Ireland, 11 Parnell Square East, Dublin 1
  • Tickets: Free, by application

Poetry Ireland in partnership with Children’s Books Ireland are delighted to announce details of our Events for All training. We are looking for children's writers, illustrators, poets and storytellers who are interested in delivering events for children and young people with Autism. 

We aim to provide authors, illustrators, poets and storytellers with the necessary training to confidently perform events in school, library and festival environments that are inclusive for all children and young peopleWith this training we hope to encourage and enable all literary, arts and children’s festivals to programme events for children with Autism. 

Those who satisfactorily complete the training days will be put on a list of recommended artists to deliver Events for All at book and arts festivals from 2019 onward. 

The Events for All training will take place over two days at Poetry Ireland.  

Day one: November 10th 2018 

Day two: early 2019 

No experience of relaxed events* or working with children with special needs is necessary but criteria will apply:

  • Artists must meet the Artistic Eligibility Criteria outlined here

  • Some experience working with children and young people 

  • We are looking for art form spread as well as geographical spread 

This training is FREE, and supported by Children’s Books Ireland, Poetry Ireland, IBBY Ireland and the British Council

Places are limited and applications will be judged by Children's Books Ireland, Poetry Ireland and an independent adjudicator.  

Children’s writers, illustrators, poets and storytellers who meet the Artistic Eligibility Criteria are invited to apply before 22 October 2018. 

>> Download Artistic Eligibility Criteria and full description of training programme

>> Apply Now

Invitations to Events for All training will be sent by 30th October 

*Relaxed events are intended specifically to be sensitive to and accepting of audience members who may benefit from a more relaxed environment, including (but not limited to) those with autistic spectrum conditions, anyone with sensory and communication disorders or learning disabled people. 

Event Partners

  • Poetry Ireland
  • Children’s Books Ireland
  • IBBY
  • British Council