Early in 2022, The Arts Council invited organisations of all types to work with freelance artists in any artform to create new work for, by and with children and young people. Any organisation was welcome to apply, from galleries to theatre companies, from schools to community hubs and from early years settings to hospitals.
The Arts Council YPCE 70th anniversary commissions particularly affirm and celebrate the right of all children and young people to participate in our cultural and creative life as set out in the UN convention on the rights of the child, to which Ireland is a signatory. As part of our 70th celebrations, these commissions allow us to celebrate our ongoing commitment to plan and provide for children and young people.
Details of successful applicants will be available shortly on our Who We’ve Funded section and we will sharing the story of the development of the commissions in coming months