This is a whole school initiative to promote and reward arts engagement within the school setting. Six schools are chosen per school year to engage in the initiative which sees an artist in residence work with the students of the school for one full week. This programme is sponsored by Acorn Life Group.

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What is the Arts Flag?

The Arts Flag is intended to be a statement of achievement and intent with regard to the prominence and status of the arts in the school. It will be a visible beacon that indicates a commitment to the importance of participation in the arts for the students of the school, both within and outside their classrooms.

The Arts Flag programme aims to:

  • Reward existing excellence in arts activity in schools

  • Promote, foster and develop an appreciation of the place and role of the arts in schools, both within and beyond the curriculum

  • Generate and encourage mutually beneficial working relationships between schools and local artists

  • Help schools engage with arts organizations and venues in their locality

  • Expand and deepen the understanding of what arts activity might represent in schools

  • Enable the Flag to be a motivational emblem that will encourage other schools and communities to participate in the Flag scheme and in the arts in general

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Steps to the arts flag

Step 1: Discuss arts flag proposal with teaching staff

Step 2: Fill in Application

Step 3: School visit by the Arts Flag co-ordinator from Branar

Step 4: Assessment and recommendation

Step 5: The Artistic interaction with Branar artist

Step 6: Co-ordinator, Artist and school staff create an arts plan

Step 7: Exhibition and documentation of the arts in the schools

Step 8: The Presentation day

Download the application form and brochure

Acorn – Proud supporters of The Arts Flag

The Arts Flag Brochure

The Arts Flag Application Form



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Branar Téatar do Pháistí is one of the leading theatre companies making work for children in Ireland. We create beautiful, innovative, high quality productions that inspire children and their families.

We tour our work to venues and festivals locally, nationally and internationally.
We support artists to make work for young audiences through our tailored programmes of resource sharing and Tiny Show creation. We create opportunities for children to explore their own arts practice in school settings.


Branar Drámaíochta
15 Glenrock Business Park
Tel: +353 (0) 91 704718