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2021 Programme Announcement Exhibition Open Call Opportunity Submissions

Architects in Schools 2021/2022 – Open Call for Architects


Calling all Architects and Architectural Graduates – Applications for 2021/22 are now open!

The Irish Architecture Foundation invites applications from architects and architectural graduates to participate in the 2021/22 Architects in Schools initiative. Starting in September 2021, it is a great opportunity to share your knowledge of architecture with young people and teachers in a fun and engaging way.

If you have good communication skills and are looking for exciting ways to expand your practice, we would love to hear from you!

You will work directly with students in their school, supporting them as they learn how to explore, research, design and communicate their ideas about architecture and the built environment. You will also collaborate with students and teachers to select work for the annual Architects in Schools exhibition in the Museum of Country Life, Mayo, in May 2022. 

The Architects in Schools programme is entering into its 9th cycle. It is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. In 2020/21 the programme reached 63 schools nationwide (up from 28 in 2019/20). 36 dedicated architects delivered workshops in a wide range of school types nationwide. 

There are two programme options for schools. Architects can work across a combination of these options if working with a number of schools:

Programme A: (Full)

20 hours work in total (8 hours preparation, 12 hours delivery) for a fee of €1000 (incl. VAT), on a schedule agreed between you and your assigned school. 

Programme B: (Introductory)

4 hours work in total (1 hour preparation, 3 hours delivery) for a fee of €200 (incl. VAT), on a schedule agreed between you and your assigned school. 

KEY DATES: 2021/22

6 August 2021: Closing date for applications for architects / architectural graduates

By 27 August 2021: Architects will be contacted about the outcome of their application

2021/22 Programme Delivery: School workshops will take place between 1 September 2021 and 11 March 2022. Dates, times and workshop duration will be arranged locally between the nominated teacher / TY coordinator and the architect. 

2021/22 Annual Exhibition: We will be collaborating with the National Museum of Ireland (Museum of Country Life, Mayo) to deliver the annual exhibition of student work in May 2022. Architects will submit exhibition material to the IAF by 25 March 2022.

To apply click HERE 

Deadline for applications: Friday 6 August 2021

If you have any questions please email learning@architecturefoundation.ie