The Youth Theatre Support Schemes were developed to respond to some of the needs of youth theatres where alternative funding options could not be identified.
The Youth Theatre Support Scheme is open to all affiliated youth theatres who are in good standing and have renewed their 2021 membership. Organisational and Individual members are not eligible to apply.
Perform YT supports member youth theatres to perform plays from Playshare by contributing to the cost of the performance rights to the playwrights., and aims to continue to support youth theatres to rehearse and perform interesting, well-written and diverse youth drama plays. Guidelines are below and applications for Perform YT 2021 will be available the week of 22 March; they are accepted on an on-going basis until funding is exhausted.
Theatre Skills Training
Are there specific theatre skills your youth theatre members could benefit from that you as a facilitator don’t have the skills to deliver? Just identify the skill and facilitator to deliver the training and Youth Theatre Ireland will support up to four sessions for your youth theatre. Guidelines are below and applications for Theatre Skills Training 2021 will be available the week of 22 March 2021. Deadline for applications will be 12 (noon) on Thursday, 15 April 2021.
Drama Facilitation Support
Do you need someone to relieve a facilitator over a few weeks? Youth Theatre Ireland will support up to four sessions of relief drama facilitation in your youth theatre. Applications accepted on an on-going basis until the fund is exhausted. Guidelines are below and applications for Drama Facilitation Support 2021 will will be available the week of 22 March 2021; they will be accepted until funds are exhausted.
Youth Theatre Partnership
Have you met another youth theatre leader or group and felt that you would like to bring your youth theatres together? Youth Theatre Ireland will contribute up to €450 towards the cost of groups coming together for workshops or other collaborations/events. Guidelines are below and applications for Youth Theatre Partnerships 2021 will be available the week of 22 March 2021.
Go See YT
A scheme to support youth theatres with ticket and travel costs to attend another youth theatre show or a professional theatre production.
New for 2021: this scheme will also support youth theatres who wish to purchase tickets to online performances, nationally or internationally.
Guidelines are below and applications for Go See YT 2021 will be available the week of 22 March 2021. In the meantime, please email Shelley at firstname.lastname@example.org with your query. NOTE: Applications are due at least two weeks before your proposed theatre trip. Applications are rolling and will be accepted until funds are exhausted.