The Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme is a grant scheme for youth arts projects funded by The Arts Council and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and managed by the Arts Programme of The National Youth Council of Ireland. It is now open for applications for 2016/17.
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.
Young people will have the opportunity to work with and learn from practitioners of excellence in their field. Equally, artists will have the opportunity to enrich their own professional practice through the contextual experience of working with young people.
Two recent projects funded by the artist in youth work residency scheme:
There are two awards under this scheme. The Development Award for projects who want to develop a partnership and begin to identify programme ideas and and the Full Residency Award for projects that have a proposal in mind.
For a copy of the application form and guidelines see below:
List of organisations awarded funding in the second round of the 2011/2012 Scheme:
List of organisations awarded funding in the first round of the 2011/2012 Scheme:
List of organisations awarded funding in the 2009/2010 scheme: