The National Youth Arts Showcase 2014 took place on Thursday, 25th September at the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin. It was opened by Heather Humphreys T.D., Minister for the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Performing groups included Monaghan Youth Theatre, Young Irish Filmmakers and St Canice’s School Orchestra, Kilkenny.
We hope you enjoy these images reflecting the joy, celebration and creativity of the National Showcase 2013!
“Youth arts is where the next generation of artists find their voice, upon whom we depend to maintain our status as a leading nation for artistic and cultural endeavour, which makes a significant contribution to the cultural, social and economic well being of the country” Anne O' Gorman, NYCI Youth Arts Programme
Youth Arts Showcase Factsheet
For young people in particular, increased participation in arts and culture has shown to increase academic attainment as well as reducing truancy and improving classroom behaviour.
When artistic, cultural and sporting activities take place in a community setting there is huge potential to build local social networks