Young ensembles scheme

Closing date: Closing date passed

Maximum awarded: €10000

Artform & practices: Architecture, Circus, Dance, Festivals and events, Film, Literature (English language), Literature (Irish language), Local arts, Multi-disciplinary arts, Music, Opera, Production companies, Public art, Resource organisations, Spectacle, Street arts, Theatre, Traditional arts, Venues, Visual arts, Young people children and the arts

Applicant type: All

Collaborative application possible? No

Contact: Karen Whelan

Position: YPCE Assistant

Telephone: 01 619 7805


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 artform (e.g., circus, dance, digital media, film, music, theatre, literature, visual arts or any combination of the above). Groups/ensembles must be made up of 3 or more members. 


Young Ensembles Scheme Guidelines 2014 (0.12 MB, MS Word) 

How to apply

All applications must be submitted through the Arts Councils online services website. You can upload a wide range of support materials in electronic format (up to 40 MB in total) along with your application form.

Before you will be able to make an online application you must register with the site. It may take up to five working days for your registration to be confirmed so it is very important that you register as early as possible.To register now click here.

The window for making applications through the online services website will open on 11 March 2014. 

For information on how to make an online application please go to the following links.

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