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Youth Arts News September 2016

Update from the Youth Arts Programme

Youth Arts Seminar

The National Youth Arts Programme is hosting a seminar on youth arts for youth organisations on September 14th.  There are still a few places left so if you are interested, you can sign up here.  We will have a report on the seminar available on the website within a few weeks and hopefully, this can kick off a discussion on youth arts and some new ideas for youth organisations.  

Training in Photography skills for youth leaders

Getting Started in Photography

Photography can enable young people to engage with their environment and/ or to explore a particular issue. This training will support you to engage your youth group in NYCI’s forthcoming photography competition which will launch in September 2016.

The Training

•    This one-day training will start with an exploration of photography as an exciting and creative medium for engaging young people and will lead into an opportunity for youth workers to develop basic practical skills in digital photography. 
•    Participants will become inspired and more confident about using photography with young people and will have ideas and resources to support them in running a youth led photography project. 
•    Using camera phones and laptops, participants will learn how to take good photos and how to enhance and adjust their images. They will also learn how to save and organize photographs and how to upload them online. 

A resource book on photography will also be available to assist you in implementing what you learn with your youth group.

The training days take place on October 3rd in Cork - for more details and to book here

And October 17th in Dublin - More details and book here 

NUI Youth Arts Certificate

As we did not receive a sufficient number of applications for the 2016/2017 Youth Arts Certificate Course, we will not be commencing this in Autumn 2016.  We may however, offer it again in towards the end of this year, to commence in January 2017.  If you are interested in finding out more, you can contact or see the website for further details.

Farewell to Niamh

We are sad to say farewell to Niamh Dillon, the project officer on the National Youth Arts Programme who is moving on to work in an exciting new performing arts centre for people with a learning disability.  Niamh made a great contribution to the National Youth Arts Programme and her energy, skills and enthusiasm will be greatly missed.  We wish her all the best for the future.  


Dance opportunity

Coisceim Dance Theatre are currently looking for women aged 15+years to participate in a dance project commencing in the Autumn and culminating in a performance by 38 women in Collins Barracks in Dublin in December.  For more details see details here


Culture Night 2016

Culture Night 2016 will take place on Friday September 16th in 40 locations around Ireland.  Check out what is happening in your local area by logging on to



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