11 April 2008: Young Ensembles Scheme established

The Arts Council is pleased to announce a new pilot funding scheme for young ensembles. The scheme targets groups of young people between the ages of 12 and 23 years who are working collaboratively to create art, across a range of art forms. Organisations supporting or hosting young ensembles are eligible to apply.

The primary purpose of this award is to support young ensembles in the development of their artistic practice in an out-of-schools context. It prioritises initiatives that demonstrate clear artistic vision in the specific art form(s) represented, coupled with a process that values young people’s participation, creativity and critical engagement with the arts.

The Young Ensembles Scheme is a further expression of the Arts Council’s commitment to create better opportunities for young people to experience the arts, as outlined in its current strategy Partnership for the Arts.

Closing date

Applications and supporting material must be received by the Arts Council no later than 5:30 p.m., Friday 23rd May 2008. E-mailed or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Full guidelines and application forms are available to download from the Arts Council website and by following the links below:

For further information

The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon
Young People, Children, and Education
Tel: +353 1 6180250
Email: mathilde.veldt@artscouncil.ie

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Yelemba dance troupe from the Ivory Coast - Clonmel Junction Festival.

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