Please note that the deadline for the SPARK Mini Grant scheme 2023 has now passed and the scheme is now closed. Many thanks for all the amazing applications this year!
The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) Youth Arts Programme is delighted to invite applications for our SPARK Mini-Grants worth €300. The purpose of this grant is to support youth arts taster workshops for young people aged 10 to 25 in youth work and non-formal education settings. It aims to spark young people’s interest in new art forms and new project ideas and spark new relationships between youth workers and local artists! The mini-grant will support artist fees and materials for a once-off youth arts workshop.
Application Deadline: Monday, January 30th at 5pm
Applicants informed of grant allocations: Tuesday, January 31st
Funded youth arts taster workshops must take place by: Monday, February 20th
Funded groups must submit a short report on youth arts taster workshops by: Monday, February 20th
Youth workers and artists will be invited to share the outcomes of their workshops on February 24th as part of the Youth Arts Showcase during the SPARK Youth Arts Festival.
In selecting successful grant applicants, NYCI Youth Arts Programme will prioritise applications which:
- support taster youth arts workshops for young people aged 10 to 25 to spark their interest in new art forms and new youth arts project ideas
- support youth workers to connect with artists and develop a youth arts collaborative approach
- propose to engage young people who face barriers to arts participation
- engage with a diverse range of arts mediums and achieve a geographical spread across the country
To apply, please complete the form below by Monday, January 30th at 5pm.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
SPARK Youth Arts Festival is funded by The Arts Council and the Department for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.