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Applications are now being accepted for the Exploring and Thinking Bursary Awards 2022-23

Exploring and thinking is a collaborative framework for early childhood arts in the Dublin region. It came about in 2016 when the four local authorities South Dublin County, Fingal County, Dublin City and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County partnered for the first time to collectively consider early childhood arts provision in the Dublin region.

• To support artistic ambition in cross-artform collaborations, professional development and the research and development of new work in early childhood arts
• To reach new early childhood arts audiences in under-served communities and neighbourhoods
• To stimulate dialogue between Dublin Local Authorities, artists, early childhood educators and organisations
• To build on current research investigating practice across artforms, professional disciplines and context
• To generate advocacy in early childhood arts

• Access with an emphasis on under-served communities and neighbourhoods
• Quality of practice that is evidence and standards based
• Positive impact on artistic practice and the wider early childhood sector
• Focus on Artist that is responsive to emerging and established practitioners
• Sustainability with actions that are achievable, realistic and measurable

Applications must be made through

Closing date for receipt of applications: 2pm, 12th December 2022

Click here to access the Exploring and Thinking guidelines