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