The Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme is managed by the National Youth Council of Ireland on behalf of the Arts Council and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs by whom it is jointly funded.
The 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.
13 projects have been funded through the scheme for 2017/18 after a recent application process. The total number of applications to the scheme was 71 and the total requested funding was €194,000 demonstrating the range, quality and appetite for youth arts projects in non formal settings nationwide.