|Closing date ||17:30, Thursday 15 April 2021|
The purpose of this fund
The primary purpose of the Young Ensembles Scheme is to support groups of young people between the ages of ten and twenty-four to create or critically engage with ambitious and original work together in any artform (e.g. circus, street art, spectacle,
dance, digital media, film, music, theatre, literature, visual arts, architecture, or any combination of the above). Groups/ensembles must be made up of three or more members.
The Young Ensembles Scheme has two strands. The maximum award under Strand 1 is €10,000 and the maximum under Strand 2 is from €10,000 to no more than €25,000. You may only apply to one strand, and you should choose the strand that is most suitable for
your ensemble and for your proposal.
In addition to downloading and reading the guidelines, you can find out more about the Young Ensembles Scheme, and watch a video about the scheme here.
YES Webinar, Monday 15 March
To support groups to apply for the Young Ensemble Scheme we hosted a webinar on Monday 15 March featuring some of the groups whose projects have been supported through the scheme. The event also included information from the Creative Europe Desk Ireland - Culture Office on future European funding opportunities for the youth arts sector. The webinar is available to view below. To view with closed captioning, please hit the CC button at the bottom right of the options bar.
00:00:00 Extract from "A Part" dance film by Limerick Youth Dance Company
00:01:40 Introduction to webinar and panellists
00:06:00 The Arts Council - overview
00:14:42 Discussion with young ensembles
00:16:08 Limerick Youth Dance Company
00:25:58 Droichead Youth Theatre
00:37:21 Questions and answers
00:46:36 Making an application
01:06:58 Creative Europe Desk Ireland
01:18:11 Questions and answers
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