Creative Young Neighbourhoods is an initiative of Cork City Council supported by Creative Ireland.
It advocates the voice of young people by supporting members of youth groups to play an active role in their creative experiences. An aim of Creative Young Neighbourhoods is to build on the annual occasion of Cruinniú na nÓg to inform policy and practice in the area of youth creativity throughout the year.
Youth aged 10+ years of age can get involved in Cruinniú na nÓg by partnering with professional creatives on creative activities. In 2023, awards of up to €2000 are available to fund Creative Young Neighbourhoods projects.
Candidates are encouraged to engage with Cruinniú na nÓg 2023 to get a taste of what could be possible and to make connections in the fields of creativity and youth.
An application for Creative Young Neighbourhoods funding can be made via this Expression of Interest Form from12th May until the closing date at 12pm on 6th July 2023.
Awards will be announced in mid July so that youth organisations can build their creative experience into their annual plan in August. 50% of the award funding can be drawn down in August.
The priority of the initial period is for creatives to get to know the young people they will work with. It is not necessary to provide details of a creative idea or the plan to achieve it until noon on 7th November 2023.
On submission of the plan by the November deadline, the remaining 50% of funding can be drawn down.
Activities can be scheduled at a time that suits all involved as long as they are complete by the end of June 2024.
Awardees are required to engage with Cruinniú na nÓg in some way on 8th June 2024. Exactly how can be determined closer to the date.
A report is also required. Format tbc.
Eligible Expressions of Interest will be assessed according to how well the conditions of the award are met based on responses to questions in the form regarding 'Who', 'Why', 'How' 'When' and 'Where' as well as their creative potential demonstrated through the evidence of creative materials submitted.
For more information on Creative Young Neighbourhoods including details of previously funded projects, follow this link.
Expressions of Interest in a Creative Young Neighbourhoods Award must meet the following criteria:
Participating youth must be 10 -18 years of age;
Participating youth must be actively involved in every element of the creative process, from beginning to end;
Creative personnel involved in the project must be supported by Youth Work personnel that will accompany the young people in all activities and ensure their needs are also supported;
Some aspect must take place in or connect with the 'neighbourhood' of the young people involved;
Garda Vetting of personnel will be managed in an appropriate and timely way;
An up-to-date Child Safeguarding Policy will be adhered to;
Parental/guardian consent for participation and documentation by and of young people will be well managed;
Activities that are ineligible are:
Activities already funded by Creative Ireland or Cork City Council;