Funding: Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme

The National Youth Council of Ireland’s Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme is now open for applications.

The Artist and Youth Work Residency Grant Scheme is designed to promote innovative partnerships between youth groups, artists and (where relevant) arts organisations. A residency may take the form of an artist in residence in a youth work setting and/or a youth group in residence in an arts setting.

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There are two strands to the artist and youth work residency scheme. Youth Arts Explorer and Artist and Youth Work Residency Grant.

Youth Arts Explorer Grant – €1,500
This grant is for projects, services and organisations who are beginning to explore introducing youth arts experiences to their youth work setting but are not yet sufficiently experienced/confident to develop or manage a larger scale residency project.

The aim of the grant is to support an organisation to explore the introduction of arts practice to the youth service through a flexible approach.

Potential activities could include to test an idea or concept, host introductory sessions, facilitate exploratory meetings between artist, young people and youth service or connect the group to a local arts centre, cultural venue etc for a performance, workshop or exhibition (with a view to facilitating further partnership).

Artist and Youth Work Residency Grant – €5,000
The aim of the Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme is to promote innovative partnerships between youth groups, artists and (where relevant) arts organisations. A residency may take the form of an artist in residence in a youth work setting and/or a youth group in residence in an arts setting.

This grant is intended to support residency programmes that have been jointly developed by the partners involved (i.e. the artist, youth group and any other key partner organisation) and that fully meet the criteria for the award.

Closing date for applications has been extended to 12pm, Wednesday 20 May 2020.

For further information and application details, see youth.ie.