Funding for the Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme 2018/19 has been confirmed! Funded by The Arts Council and The Dept of Children and Youth Affairs, The Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme aims to provide young people with high quality arts experiences by promoting 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.
We will be opening an application call in the coming weeks. Time to start thinking about your project, or to start describing it if you already have a project in mind! To help you, here are 3 resources developed by the programme:
Last year’s application form and guidelines are available on youtharts.ie for reference.
Anne O Gorman is originally a drama practitioner, youth theatre leader and theatre director. She is Senior Project Officer, Youth Arts with the National Youth Council of Ireland and Course Co Ordinator of NUI Certificate in Youth Arts. Anne was previously Children’s Arts Officer at Draiocht (where she developed the dedicated children’s programme) and an outreach officer at the Abbey Theatre. Anne has been a board member of KidsOwn Publishing, a member of the selection committee for the inaugural Laureate na nOg and has represented the National Association for Youth Drama as Irish Animateur at the European Drama Encounter. She has written for the Irish Journal of Youth Work Studies, Youth Drama Ireland, Inis Magazine and practice.ie.