About Mind the GAP

We are a development education arts project based in Cork

Mind the gap is here to help intergrate development issues, global justice and activism into the delivery of the school curriculum and into the lives of people generally.

We have tailored our sessions to cater for infants up to Transition Year! And why stop there?

Mind the Gap have designed our performances and workshops to integrate with the school curriculum at national and 2nd level. Development Education, its topics and focus on experiental learning compliments numerous areas of the key skills and Statements of Learning teachers are tasked with covering through their subject delivery.

Uniquely, we can offer performances from culturally diverse artists and of traditional arts from the focus countries on which our projects are based;

           - India          - Kenya          - Zimbabwe          - Somalia

Mind the Gap use these performances and artists to inspire, challenge and raise the curiosity of the participating pupils. In this way we showcase cultures and traditions in a positive light and in an accessible way.

We can offer performances of, and the pupils can learn:

  • Indian traditional puppetry and magic,
  • East African acrobatics and juggling,
  • Zimbabwean sculpture,
  • Numerous traditional arts and crafts, dance and storytelling techniques.

We have specifically designed performances, and connected classroom sessions, that explore such development issues as:

  • Access to education
  • Fairtrade
  • Poverty
  • Deforestation
  • Climate change/access to clean water/Sustainability

NEW for 2016/17.

We have fully funded programmes with Worldwise schools, Trocaire and Irish Aid/Green Schools.

Please email us to find out if your school / Youthreach qualify for funded workshop visits.


A performance/visit could be as little as €75. (involving a performance and follow up classroom activity.) However many of our programmes are funded, so it possible we could visit your school or group at no cost to you!

So please do contact us and we will do our best to provide an affordable package.

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