Funding: Arts Council Young People, Children and Education Project Award

Applications are open for the Arts Council Young People, Children and Education Project Award 2022.

Closing date for applications is 5.30pm, Thursday, 19 August 2021.

The purpose of the YPCE Project Award is to support artists to develop and deliver ambitious and original projects with and for children and young people. Projects may be interdisciplinary or focused on a specific artform.

This award has four strands. You should choose the strand that is most suitable for your project proposal. You may only apply to one strand.

Strand 1: Early Childhood Project Award Ambitious and original projects that engage children aged 0–6 in the arts.

Strand 2: Childhood Project Award Ambitious and original projects that engage children aged 7–12 in the arts.

Strand 3: Transitions Project Award Ambitious and original projects that enable children and young people at a key transition stage in their lives to engage in the arts. This may involve transitioning into or out of secondary education, between Junior and Senior Cycle (Transition Year), or into further education or the field of work.

Strand 4: Connections Project Award Projects that connect young artists and recent graduates aged 18+ with established arts organisations and arts infrastructure in Ireland. This may include paid opportunities for young artists and arts workers, in particular those that have recently completed their second- or third-level education to develop their professional engagement with the arts by working on a project with mentorship supports.
Information Clinic

On Wednesday, 21 July the Arts Council will host an information clinic on this award. Register in advance for this meeting here.

The Arts Council will be recording and posting to their YouTube channel and on artscouncil.ie.

For further information, FAQs, guidelines and application details, please see artscouncil.ie.