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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. The residencies are open to all artform and arts-practice areas and aim to:
- Provide opportunities for artists to develop their skills and experience in education settings, and to develop their artistic work in a collaborative and supportive environment
- Provide opportunities for teaching staff/lecturers in initial teacher education and early childhood education and care to engage with practising artists in creating bespoke, creative initiatives with and for their students
- Support future teachers and early-years educators to engage with practising artists as part of their learning experience
- Support future teachers and early-years educators to develop the skills and confidence to facilitate arts experiences for the children in the schools and settings where they work, and to champion the arts in these settings.
The Arts Council aims to support residencies across a diversity of artforms, with a diversity of artists, arts organisations and educational institutions.
Who can apply?
The scheme is open to higher-education institutions that provide initial teacher education and/or a course leading to a level-7 or 8 degree in early childhood education and care.
Host institutions must apply in partnership with an artist or arts organisation.
Please see here for a list of higher-education institutions that provide
initial teacher education and which may apply.
Please see here for a list of
higher-education institutions that provide courses leading to a level-7 or 8
degree in early childhood education and care and which may apply.
YPCE Residencies 2022 Information Session recorded 9 Mar 2022
Artists, arts organisations and host institutions must be based in the Republic of Ireland.
Artists or arts organisations may specialise in any artform or combination of artforms.
Host institutions may submit no more than three applications each year.
You can find out more about
previous residencies that have been supported, including
a number of short videos here
If you would like support with your application due to accessibility requirements please contact our access officer, Vanessa Carswell, as early as possible before the deadline, as this will give Vanessa time to assist you.
We will tailor support to individual requests.
You can also apply for additional costs to meet access needs you may have as part of your proposal.
You can either:
Phone Vanessa on 01 618 0200 or
Send Vanessa an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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