The 2019/20 Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme is open for applications with a new strand this year, the Youth Arts Explorer Grant
Do you have a good idea for a youth arts project in your youth group but require the funding to work with an artist?
Applications are now invited to support innovative partnerships involving artists in residence in youth work settings and/or youth groups in residence in arts settings commencing in September 2019. The scheme is managed by the National Youth Council of Ireland on behalf of the Arts Council and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.
About the scheme
The Artist and Youth Work Residency 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.
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 Grant 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.
The closing date for applications is 2pm on Friday the 28th of June 2019
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 014255952