Poetry Ireland in partnership with Children’s Books Ireland are delighted to announce details of their Events for All training. The training is free and open to children's writers, illustrators, poets and storytellers who are interested in delivering events for children and young people with Autism.
Events for All aims to provide authors, illustrators, poets and storytellers with the necessary skills and knowledge to confidently perform events in school, library and festival environments that are inclusive for all children and young people. It is hoped this will in turn 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.
No experience of 'relaxed events' or working with children with special needs is necessary. However, artists must meet the Artistic Eligibility Criteria.
Applications are invited by 22 October 2018. For details on eligibility and how to apply, see: https://www.poetryireland.ie/whats-on/events-for-all-training-for-artists.
Events for All is supported by British Council Ireland.