Funding: The Arts Council Announce Funding Clinic on February 16

The Arts Council is delighted to share details of funding opportunities in the area of Young People, Children and Education (YPCE). This includes the Young Ensembles Scheme.

The Arts Council will host a Funding Clinic on Thursday, 16 February 2023 where you can come along to ask questions about any awards in this area. In person (Dublin) between 12pm-2pm and online between 3-5pm.

To register your interest please email by Monday, 13 February with subject heading Funding Clinic 16 Feb. Please indicate whether you wish to attend in person or online, and which awards you have questions about.

For all enquiries, please contact the YPCE team at

Learn more about funding opportunities here.


Young Ensembles Scheme

The deadline for the Young Ensembles Scheme is Thursday 02 March at 5:30pm. 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 actively engage with ambitious and original work together in any artform. Groups/ensembles must be made up of three or more members.

The Young Ensembles Scheme has two strands. You should choose the strand that is most suitable for your ensemble and for your proposal. The maximum award under Strand 1 is €10,000 and the maximum under Strand 2 is €25,000.

For further details about both strands and to read the full guidelines please see here