Artist Facilitator and Arts Consultant for work with young people

Cavan County Council arts office seek the services of an artist facilitator to work with young people on an action research project based on the themes of resilience and emotional literacy. The arts office also requires the services of an arts consultant or continuing professional development facilitator for this project.



1st Opportunity: Cavan County Council Arts office are seeking an Artist Facilitator




Cavan County Council Arts office have initiated a network of key stakeholders following an established commitment to arts and health and young people over a number of years.


The arts office has been awarded network support funding by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to improve outcomes for children as part of a Quality and Capacity Building Initiative (QCBI), supported through Dormant Accounts Funding.



The aim of the project is to strengthen and grow the existing network of key stakeholders: CYPSC, Cavan Monaghan Mental Health Services, social workers, teachers, leaders and facilitators equipping them through learning, action/research and networking to identify needs, gather data, communicate outcomes and influence strategic policy to ensure that young people are supported through arts interventions to build resilience.

This approach will provide evidence of best practice arts-based approaches for early prevention and intervention for children and families. The project will hold the “Better Outcomes Brighter Futures” national policy framework in mind.



Relevant information


Action research will take place through specific targeted workshops for after schools and young people at risk.


Two skilled practitioners will each deliver 20 hours youth arts workshops to two groups. Young people will develop and direct showcase elements of this work.


A designer will be engaged to communicate the learning through info graphics. These graphics will be shared through relevant mediums. This will be delivered to illustrate the essential element, the voice of the young person. 


For further details on how to apply download the Request for Quotation for the Artist Facilitator document here.


2nd Opportunity:   Cavan County Council Arts office are seeking an Arts Consultant/CPD Facilitator



It is expected that Arts Consultant/Continuing Professional Development (CPD) facilitator will:


  • deliver workshop day/afternoon/session to the network of stakeholders which will include statutory agencies, arts facilitators, community and voluntary leaders.
  • will consider the needs of the stakeholders especially those working with children/vulnerable adults, for example artist/facilitators, youth workers, social workers and the network.
  • will provide/deliver relevant training material to the stakeholders This may take the form of worksheets, do’s and don’ts, video clips, online links, powerpoint any relevant material. This may also be delivered in a creative way once the learning outcomes are clearly illustrated and can be evaluated.
  • will be mindful of best practice for artist/facilitators/youth workers/members of the network and aspire to delivering CPD that supports best practice.


Consultants may respond to one theme only or a combination of the themes.

Arts and Inspiration


Arts and the Law


For further details on how to apply download the Request for Quotation for the Arts Consultant/CPD faciltator download the Request for Tender document here


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