|17:30, Thursday 04 April 2024
|Artform and practice(s)
|Individual Artist, Organisation
The purpose of the
Arts in Early Learning and Childcare Scheme 2024 is to provide opportunities
for babies and young children to explore and enjoy the arts with the support of
artists, early-years educators, school-age practitioners, families and carers.
Priority will be given to proposals that provide meaningful opportunities for
babies and young children to explore and engage with the arts; while supporting
artists, early-years educators, school-age practitioners, families and carers
to collaborate, share learning, and develop their capacity in this area. Proposals should include a considered approach
to documentation, evaluation and reflection, and should have the capacity to
inform wider practice.
The Arts in Early Learning and Childcare Scheme 2024 has three strands.
Strand 1: Early Learning and Childcare
This strand supports partnerships between artists/arts organisations and Tusla-registered early learning and care (ELC) and/or school-age childcare (SAC) services. Eligible services include community and private services, ELC services, ELC and SAC combined services, and stand-alone SAC services.
Strand 2: International Protection (birth–6-year-olds)
This strand supports partnerships between artists/arts organisations and those working with children from Ukraine and others who have been impacted by war, displacement and loss. Proposals should be centred in trauma-informed practice. Projects can be facilitated within local Stay and Play sessions, parent-and-toddler groups or other locations that support Ukrainian and other children seeking international protection from birth to 6 years of age.
Strand 3: Combined Contexts
You should apply for this strand if your proposal includes services that meet the requirements of Strand 1 and other services that meet the requirements of Strand 2.
How do I apply for this?
- Download and read the guidelines available at the top right-hand corner of this page.
- Check if there is any mandatory supporting material that must accompany your application. We may provide a template for the supporting material. If so, you can download it from the supporting materials section at the top right-hand corner of this page.
- All applications must be made through the online services website. You will be able to upload a wide range of support materials in electronic format along with your application form.
- You must be registered with the online services website to make an application. If you are not already registered, we recommend you register for online services as far in advance of the deadline as possible, as it may take five days for your online services registration to be processed.
Still need help?
A listing of frequently asked questions about making an online application
A step-by-step video guide on how to download, complete and upload an application form for funding.
A listing of funding-related tweets