Arts Council’s Young Ensembles Scheme Application Process Opens in January

The primary purpose of the Young Ensembles Scheme is to support groups of young people between the ages of ten and twenty-four to create or critically engage with ambitious and original work together in any artform (e.g. circus, street art, spectacle, dance, digital media, film, music, theatre, literature, visual arts, architecture, or any combination of the above). Groups/ensembles must be made up of three or more members. 

The Young Ensembles Scheme has two strands. The maximum award under Strand 1 is €10,000 and the maximum under Strand 2 is from €10,000 to no more than €25,000. You may only apply to one strand, and you should choose the strand that is most suitable for your ensemble and for your proposal.

Applications open Tuesday, 31 January 2023.

Application deadline is Thursday, 02 March 2023.

Further application guidelines will be available in January 2023.

More information here.

Application info:

Before you will be able to make an online application you must register with the site. For this scheme, you must be registered as an organisation or group. It may take up to five working days for your registration to be confirmed so it is very important that you register as early as possible.