Cavan County Council Arts Office are seeking an artist facilitator to work with young people on an action research project based on the themes of resilience and emotional literacy. 

Cavan County Council Arts Office have initiated a network of key stakeholders following a well-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, 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 infographics. These graphics will be shared through relevant mediums. This will be delivered to illustrate the essential element, the voice of the young person.

The overall budget will not exceed €4000.

All work must be completed by the end of November 2019

RFQ (request for quotation) deadline is 7 June 2019.

RFQ submission form and specification document:


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