Feature Article
Welcome to the November edition of our Newsletter
News this month
Making Great Art Work – Programme of engagement
Check it out: Test the new arts video-sharing site
Grants and Awards
Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme: Bursary Award: Collaborative Arts & Architecture - accepting applications
2016 Travel and Training Award Opens in November
New Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme Closes on 3 December 2015
Young People, Children and Education (YPCE) Programme Activity Fund 2016 welcomes applications
Special season of Splanc! opened for applications
Arts Audiences News
Arts Audiences news.
Creative Europe Desk
International News from the Creative Europe Desk – Culture Office
Young People, Children and Education (YPCE) Programme Activity Fund 2016 welcomes applications
The Window for applications for the Young People, Children and Education (YPCE) Programme Activity Fund 2016 opens on Tuesday, 3 November 2015.

The purpose of the Programme Activity Fund is to assist experienced organisations to provide high quality artistic programmes for, by or with children and young people, which are in line with Arts Council policy and strategic priorities for Young People, Children and Education (YPCE). Programmes must be designed and planned in a manner that will ensure a high quality artistic experience for the target age group. The fund is very competitive and awards are made on a once-off non-recurring basis.


Please be aware that there are changes to the guidance notes and application form in relation to the Programme Activity Fund in 2016. Please ensure you read these carefully when applying.
For further information about this fund please visit the Artscouncil website.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5:30pm, Thursday, 3 December 2015.


How do I apply?
In order to apply for the Programme Activity Fund (PAF) you will need to register with Online Services 

To do so:
• Select Register (if you are not already registered)

• Click on the Sign Up button under ‘New User’. Choose to register as ‘Organisation’ and select ‘Next’.

• Fill in required details and click ‘Register’ which will prompt registration process. Registration might take up to five days and you will be notified via e-mail containing log in details when it is completed.

• When you receive your email log on to the Online Services where you will be able to download an application form and guidance notes for the scheme and submit your application.

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