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Welcome to the December edition of our Newsletter
News this month
European research partnership: The spillover effects of public investment in arts, culture and creative industries
Writer-in-Residence/Fellowship appointments 2015/2016
30 years of local authority arts
Grants and Awards
Bursary Awards next closing date - 5:30 pm, Thursday, 21 Jan 2016
New Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme Closes on 3 December 2015
Young Ensembles Scheme 2016
Visual Arts Workspace Grant Awards 2016
News from the community
Date for your diary - Arts and Health Check Up, Check In.
Creative Europe Desk
International News from the Creative Europe Desk – Culture Office
Young Ensembles Scheme 2016

The deadline for the Young Ensembles Scheme will be earlier than usual in 2016. Applications will be accepted from Tuesday 5 January 2016, and the deadline is Thursday 4 February 2016 at 5:30pm.


The primary purpose of this award is to support groups of young people between the ages of 12 and 23 to create ambitious and original work together in any art form (e.g.; circus, dance, digital media, film, music, theatre, literature, visual arts, architecture or any combination of the above).  Groups/ensembles must be made up of 3 or more members. 


The maximum award available is €10,000.




Each year, groups awarded funding through the Young Ensembles Scheme are invited to a networking event to share ideas and experiences. At the event earlier this year, participants shared feedback on their personal experiences of the arts. We invite you to watch the video here. You can also watch a video where the participants share tips about making an application to the scheme.


Planning and providing for children and young people’s engagement with the arts is part of the Arts Council’s new strategy Making Great Art Work


If you require further information, please contact Karen Whelan, YPCE Officer at 01 619 7805 or Karen.whelan@artscouncil.ie



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