Art Form Facilitators Peace IV - Expression of Interest

Vacancies have arisen for art form facilitators for a new project entitled Peace IV Cavan Youth Arts Lab at Cavan Arts Office. Successful candidates will be established, community arts facilitator with strong art form expertise, youth and community arts experience and proven track record to deliver within a time frame. The facilitators will work with children, teenagers and young adults and will be experienced working with theses age groups and have knowledge of Child Protection. Art Form areas will include: dance, literature, music, theatre, visual arts including animation and graffiti art.



Project Outcomes:


This project will enhance the capacity of children and young people to form positive relationships with others irrespective of their background.   It will support their development to make a positive contribution to a more equal society.    The various arts practices that the young people will engage in will encourage them to think and question beyond their own community and experience.   Young people will gain experiences in the arts and this will build on their awareness of the literal, visual, dramatic, aural and a range of multi disciplinary symbols.


The project will enhance self confidence and self awareness leading to respect for self and others.  The project will enhance problem solving through developing visual, literal, aural and spatial awareness over the life span of the programme.  It will support a greater understanding of diversity.  It will develop community relations through engagement work that includes workshops, events and exhibitions in community contexts.   It will support young people to have quality arts experiences both as makers and audiences.


Project Objective


Cavan Youth Arts Lab will provide specialist youth arts programmes where young people from cross community and cross border backgrounds  can work together, are valued and encouraged in their creativity, and can be part of making exciting production processes that create profound cultural memory.

Cavan Youth Arts Lab will focus on the cultural development of children and young people and will work with young people from age 8 to 18 years and support them to make art work in their diverse communities.   The programme will support children and young people from different backgrounds to work together.   It will further support young people to work in context with adults where appropriate to create new work.   The core values of this project are inclusivity and participation.




Project will run from November 2017 to July 2019

Score Criteria


Price / value for money

Proposed work programme to deliver positive learning outcomes within a set timeframe (26 hours minimum contact time).

Proven track record and demonstrated knowledge of working with young people in informal settings and awareness of child protection practices.

Innovative Approach proposed to achieve project outcomes


How to Apply

To apply please include your CV, working method and budget breakdown which should include:

Artists fee: hourly rate, travel, materials budget (if any) and any other relevant costs.  Indicate your ability to deliver within a timeframe and maximum participant workshop numbers and the age group of children and young people you work with.  

The Youth Arts Lab is a two year Peace funded project and it is anticipated that the outcomes will continue after this period.   Delivery will take place outside the formal education system during term time and during holiday times for intensive work.   Successful arts facilitators will agree in advance time table and workshop schedule and this can be amended / cancelled at the discretion of the employer.   The successful facilitator/s will be subject to Cavan County Council Garda Vetting Procedures.

Expressions of Interest to:

Santina Burns

Peace IV Expression of Interest

Cavan County Council Arts Office

Farnham Centre

Farnham St



Closing Date: 23 November 2017

Email applications will not be accepted.




This project/initiative is supported by the EU’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body. 



Press Release 13/11/17

Peace IV - Cavan Youth Arts Lab

Be a part of it!


Cavan Youth Arts Lab will focus on the cultural development of children and young people and will work with young people aged 4 to 18 years. The programme will incorporate a range of art forms to support children and young people from different backgrounds to work together and make artwork in their diverse communities.    Specialist youth arts programmes will be delivered for young people from cross community and cross border backgrounds to work together, to be valued and encouraged in their creativity, and be part of making exciting production processes that create profound cultural memory.  The art forms include: Visual Arts, Dance, Theatre, Literature and Music. Working across these art forms will ensure a wide section of the youth population is nurtured. The programme will also cater for young people with disabilities to ensure that they have opportunities to explore their creative potential.


Through traditional and new media platforms the young people will be supported to creatively respond to their individual cultural experience and that of those around them.




The project cannot fund existing or ongoing arts activity. It is also a stipulation of the funding that this work takes place after school and outside the formal education process.     The Cavan Youth Arts Lab is process based but will lead to a number of public outcomes illustrating and showcasing the young people’s creativity.


Geographic areas have been identified as priorities for this work to take place in initially.   These areas were selected based on data from the Central Statistics Office; with possibility to work in other areas where sufficient demand and need exists.


Facilitators and Young People / Groups Wanted


The project is currently recruiting both facilitators to deliver workshops and project activity and participants and groups where appropriate. It is envisaged that participants will be identified through local community organisations and structures.   Do you want to be part of this project?   We want to hear from you if you are an artist/facilitator and are interested in delivering meaning arts experiences to young people.   Are you a young person interested in being involved in an arts project?   Do you live in a community where you believe a youth arts programme would be beneficial for community building, confidence and good relations?   We want to hear from you.


Kim Doherty


Following an open competition Kim Doherty has recently being appointed to co-ordinate this Peace IV funded project and she is based at Cavan County Council arts office.   Contact Kim at or talk to a member of the arts office team at 049 4378549.  


14 Nov 2017