€300,000 has been made available to help creative partnerships flourish at a local, community level.
Regional creativity is set to enjoy a significant boost with the opening of applications for the new Local Creative Youth Partnerships (LCYP).
A pilot initiative under the Creative Ireland Programme’s Creative Youth Plan, it will see cultural and creative resources expand creativity at a regional level, with a total of €300,000 being made available for it. Up to three Education and Training Boards (ETBs) will establish networks that foster real collaboration and information-sharing between local creative youth service providers. This in turn will bring about an improved use of existing resources, practices and initiatives in the ETB area.
The innovative LCYPs will help collaborative plans and networks flourish across the country’s vibrant local communities. These newly-established networks can then be used to help emerging community initiatives develop too, enabling culture and creativity to filter right down to its most local.
The thoughts and opinions of each LCYP area’s youth will be hugely important. Each successful LCYP will be required to hold a youth consultation event to make sure their voices are heard. With creativity and flexibility just some of the critical skills our children and young people will need to grow in a modern society, pilots like the LCYP are just one step in ensuring they are fully equipped for the future.
Applications for Local Creative Youth Partnerships open 27 July, 2018 and close at 5pm, 21 September 2018.