The purpose of the YPCE Project Award is to support artists to develop and deliver ambitious and original projects with and for children and young people. Projects may be interdisciplinary or focused on a specific artform. The award has four strands. You should choose the strand that is most suitable for your project proposal. You may only apply to one strand.
Strand 1: Early Childhood Project Award Ambitious and original projects that engage children aged 0–6 in the arts.
Strand 2: Childhood Project Award Ambitious and original projects that engage children aged 7–12 in the arts.
Strand 3: Transitions Project Award Ambitious and original projects that enable children and young people at a key transition stage in their lives to engage in the arts. This may involve transitioning into or out of secondary education, between Junior and Senior Cycle (Transition Year), or into further education or the field of work.
Strand 4: Connections Project Award Projects that connect young artists and recent graduates aged 18+ with established arts organisations and arts infrastructure in Ireland. This may include paid opportunities for young artists and arts workers, in particular those that have recently completed their second- or third-level education to develop their professional engagement with the arts by working on a project with mentorship supports.
Strategic priority across all strands will be given to:
· Proposals that enable artists and arts workers from diverse communities to play a central role in the development and delivery of projects
· Proposals that enable children and young people from diverse backgrounds to engage in exciting, dynamic artistic projects
· Proposals that enable children and young people to have a voice in the development, delivery and evaluation of projects
· Proposals that demonstrate (through examples of work, and CVs or biographies outlining relevant experience) that the individuals and partners involved have the capacity to deliver a high-quality artistic project that will be relevant and engaging for the target age group.
If you are interested in applying, please download and read the guidelines here: http://www.artscouncil.ie/Funds/Young-People,-Children-and-Education-Project-Award/
The deadline for the Young People Children and Education Project Award is Thursday 10 September 2020 at 5:30pm.
Planning and providing for children and young people’s engagement with the arts is part of the Arts Council strategy Making Great Art Work 2016-2025.