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Youth Creative Skills Bursary

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The Youth Creative Skills Training Bursary Scheme has been established to help improve access to creative skills training or development programmes for young people.

This bursary scheme links to Strategic Theme 2 in the Cultural Strategy - Investing in creative learning & skills development:

  • To support the creative development of our young people and creative practitioners through training, skills development and providing opportunities to showcase work

Applicants must be able to:

  • Clearly show what the training or development opportunity is by producing a course programme, details of facilitators etc.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the creative art form to which they are requesting the bursary
  • Show sufficient experience in the creative art form
  • Demonstrate how the training or development opportunity will be of benefit to them. 

You may find it helpful to discuss your project with one of the named officers before submitting your application.

Desima Connolly    028 7776 0650

Geraldine Smyth    028 7776 0304

Elaine Gaston        028 2076 2225

This programme is open for applications on a rolling basis until the fund has been expended.  Applications will be assessed four times a year at the end of the following months:

  • February 2017
  • May 2017
  • August 2017
  • November 2017

You must apply at least 2 months before the start date of your project.