Applications must be jointly made with at least one partner based in Ireland, and at least one partner based in Northern Ireland with a lead partner identified for the project and for the process of application. Applications are sought from the following types of organisations:
1. Youth organisations
2. Community development organisations
3. Arts and cultural organisations or institutions
4. Family Resource Centres
5. Local Authorities (not as lead partner but as part of a partnership)
6. Registered Charities or not-for-profit organisations
7. Philanthropic and research bodies and Foundations
8. Arts and cultural organisations or institutions
9. Creative organisations, networks, museums, galleries and art centres
10. Education and Training Boards (ETBs)
11. Social enterprises
12. Business, commercial companies
As a community initiative, it is not open for schools to participate, however activities may take place in a school premises outside of school hours.
We are seeking projects for 0-24 year olds across the island of Ireland to engage in creativity. Key to the project is high quality engagement between participants and that the children and young people have a role in its development. Appendix 1 of the Brief provides information on youth participation in decision making.
There will be maximum grant of €180,000 per project available with a minimum of €150,000 and we envisage funding at least 3 projects. Each project should be delivered by a number of partners working in collaboration. The timeframe for the projects to run are June 2024 to December 2025.
Due to the commitment within the Creative Youth Plan 2023-2027 to young people who are considered seldom heard, we envisage that at least one of the projects funded would target a cohort in this category. (please see Appendix 2 of the briefing document for more information regarding this category)
The forms of creativity for the projects may include, but are not limited to:
MUSIC (all genres)
DANCE (all types)
STREET ARTS AND SPECTACLE
AUGMENTED AND VIRTUAL REALITY
DESIGN (all kinds)
CREATIVE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
It will be recognised that the forms of creativity chosen may be based on input from the children and young people.
- Before you begin your application, please ensure you have read the Briefing Note and FAQ’s thoroughly.
- You will be asked to register an account and verification of the email address provided takes place before you make your final submission.
- You may save your application and return to it at a later time, however the portal will close at 5.00pm Monday 25th March and you will no longer be able to access the application.
- Once your application is submitted it cannot be amended.
Online Briefing Information Session -Thursday 18th
January – Register Here
Belfast Briefing Information Session – the Crescent Arts Centre - Wednesday 24th
January – Register Here
Dublin Briefing Information Session- The National Concert Hall - Thursday the 8th
February – Register Here
The online information session recording is available here:
You can find the slides from the online session here:
If you have any queries on the fund or the application process, you may email CreativeIreland@tcagsm.gov.ie with the subject line 'Creative Youth on a Shared Island Funding Scheme’.