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The Arts Council wants to make sure children
can make, share and enjoy all kinds of art.
The arts include dance, music, stories,
poetry, film, painting, putting on plays, going to shows, making and building,
and much more…
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The Arts Council
wants to make sure children can make, share and enjoy all kinds of art.
The Arts Council offers a wide range of financial supports including young people, children, and education.
Putting the arts and creativity at the heart of children and young people’s lives.
Engaging with the arts from ages 0-6
To support groups of young people to create ambitious and original work together in any artform
Arts in education practice involves skilled, professional artists of all disciplines working for and with schools in the making, receiving and interpreting of wide range of arts experiences
FYI was an Arts Council initiative which brought together more than 60 young people between the ages of 15 and 23.
Policies and procedures for individuals and organisations applying for funding.
YPCE Residencies support artists or arts organisations to spend an academic year in residence in a Higher Education Institution in Ireland that provides initial teacher education (primary, post-primary or further education) and/or a recognised qualification in early childhood education and care.
Research regarding young people’s engagement with the arts
Links to Young people, children and education organisations funded by the Arts Council.
Arts and Cultural Participation Among 17 Year Olds(PDF, 43.2MB, 95 pages)
Arts and cultural participation among children and young people – Insights from the Growing Up in Ireland study(PDF, 10MB, 126 pages)
Making Great Art Work - Arts Council Strategy (2016–2025)(PDF, 3.29MB, 48 pages)
Early Childhood Arts: Three Perspectives(PDF, 1.08MB, 115 pages)
Cruinniú na nÓg 2020
Artist in Residence Opportunity – DCU Institute of Education
The Arts Council is delighted to welcome Katy Fitzpatrick as Adviser - Young People, Children and Education
150 schools chosen to participate in pilot Creative Schools scheme from September 2018
Contact the members of our Young people, children and education department
087 407 1798
087 405 7817
087 449 0471
087 280 5422
Cross artform practices
The Arts Council 70 Merrion Square Dublin 2 D02 NY52
Telephone+353 1 6180200
The Arts Council is the national agency for funding, developing and promoting the arts in Ireland.