Local groups invited to apply for
up to €5,000 grant
The Artist and Youth
Work Residency Scheme will see local projects
nationwide receive grants of up to €5,000. Local
groups in every county are being encouraged to apply
for funding under the Artist and Youth Work
Residency Scheme 2017. Open to youth groups and
artists, this grant helps those selected to work
with a professional artist on a creative project
within their local community.
It is managed by the National Youth Council of
Ireland (NYCI) whose members work with over
380,000 young people each year and are funded by the
Arts Council and the Department of Children and
Youth Affairs (DCYA).
Anne O’Gorman of the NYCI said: “If you have an idea
for working with young people in a creative way, and
need funding to make it happen, we’d encourage you
to consider this grant. Each year we are delighted
with the calibre of local projects that apply."
The artist and youth work residency scheme is
designed to promote innovative partnerships between
youth groups, artists and arts organisations.
Residencies can take the form of an artist in
residence in a youth work setting or a youth group
in residence in an arts setting.
Members of the Young Irish Film
Makers which is a national organisation providing
workshops all over Ireland in film making and
digital media performing.
According to the NYCI,
the demand for funds from this scheme ran at almost
three times the available fund last year
demonstrating a strong need for more funding for
young people’s participation in the arts. The
National Youth Arts Programme runs a range of other
activities to promote and develop youth arts in
www.youtharts.ie for more information or to
download an application form.
Last year’s award recipients included Letterkenny
Youth and Family Service and artist Paul Bonar with a documentary
filmmaking workshop scheme for young people with