Events for All training – Call out for artists!


Children’s Books Ireland in partnership with Poetry 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.

Address: 11 Parnell Square E, Rotunda, Dublin, D01 ND60

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 below

– 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 CBI, PI and an independent adjudicator.

Events for All training information and eligibility criteria

Events for All training application form

We would like to invite all children’s writers, illustrators, poets and storytellers to apply now.

Closing date : 22nd  October

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

Events For All is kindly supported by: 

*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.