VIRTUALLY THERE is a project that is managed and designed by Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership. Virtually There is a long-term virtual artist in residence programme, connecting professional artists in their studios with school children and teachers in the classroom through the use of virtual technologies.

The project supports the development of long-term artist–teacher partnerships and offers a framework for enquiry- and arts-based learning for children in nine participating schools in Northern Ireland.

The Virtually There project is supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Independent research is currently being conducted to explore the impact of the project on all participants: artists, children and teachers. The findings of this research will be published in 2020.

Virtually There is also taking place in four regions in the Republic of Ireland. Click here to visit our Virtually There Ireland project site.