The Artist and Youth Work Residency Grant Scheme 2023 is now closed for applications.
ABOUT THE SCHEME
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.
The scheme is managed by the National Youth Council of Ireland on behalf of the Arts Council and the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.
There are two strands to the artist and youth work residency scheme: the Youth Arts Explorer Grant and the Artist and Youth Work Full Residency Grant.
YOUTH ARTS EXPLORER GRANT €1,500
This grant is for projects, services and organisations that are exploring the introduction of 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.
Potential activities could include: testing an idea or concept, hosting introductory sessions, facilitating exploratory meetings between artist, young people and the youth service; or connecting 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 FULL RESIDENCY GRANT €5,000
The Artist and Youth Work Full Residency Grant aims to promote innovative partnerships between youth groups, artists and (where relevant) arts organisations; to support the development of youth arts practice in youth work and support young people’s access to quality youth arts experiences. 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), that offer meaningful creative experiences where young people are at the heart of decision-making and that fully meet the criteria for the award.
Key Dates for 2023
Online Applications opened: Friday, February 24th
Online Applications deadline: Friday, March 31st at 12pm
Online FAQ sessions are held each year to address frequently asked questions about the scheme. Details are announced shortly after the launch of the scheme each year.
Scheme Guidelines for the Artist and Youth Work Grant Scheme are issued each year and act as an essential support in developing and submitting an application!
Letter of Support from Partner Organisation (If relevant to your Application. See Guidelines for more information)
CV of Proposed Artist(s)
Max of 2 pages of support material showcasing the work of the artist, the application or partner organisation or the group of young people (OPTIONAL)
1 Weblink to online material that showcases the work of the artist, the application or partner organisation or the group of young people (OPTIONAL)
SUPPORT DOCUMENTS & RESOURCES
All applicants complete the online application form which includes a ‘save as you go’ function to aid the writing process. However, a Word Template version of our application form is also available so organisations can develop their application, copying and pasting the text onto their online application form when they are ready to apply.