Youth Arts

Promoting quality youth arts practice in the youth work sector

The NYCI’s Youth Arts Programme is a strategic partnership of The National Youth Council of Ireland, The Arts Council and The Department of Children and Youth Affairs. It is dedicated to the development and advancement of youth arts in Ireland.

The Programme aims specifically to realise the potential of young people through good quality youth arts practice within youth work organisations and the non-formal educational sector, and to develop appropriate policies and activities at local, regional and national level.

Its Vision is an Ireland where all young people can take part in excellent youth arts practice which is life enhancing. And its mission is dedicated to the development and advancement of youth arts which supports young people living in Ireland to realise their potential through participation in high quality youth-centred arts practice within youth work organisations and the non-formal education sector.

The programme conducted a strategic review in 2017, out of which emerged a new strategic plan, due to be launched this year.

ARTIST AND YOUTH WORK RESIDENCY SCHEME

Funding scheme now open for applications!

Do you have a good idea for a youth arts project in your youth group but require the funding to work with an artist?

The Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme is designed to promote innovative partnerships between youth groups, artists and (where relevant) arts organisations.

YOUTH ARTS ADVOCACY PROJECTS

Drawing on NYCI’s advocacy expertise across a range of issues affecting young people for many years, this training programme equips young people and their leaders with the skills to take on a burning youth arts issue in their community, helping them to shape campaigns that engage the media and elected representatives and ensure their voice is heard.

YOUTH ARTS

YOUTH ARTS TOOLKIT OF RESOURCES

YOUTH ARTS TOOLKIT OF RESOURCES

Commissioned from a range of specialists, youth workers and trusted voices across the arts and youth sectors, our Youth Arts Toolkit of Resources includes practical ‘how to’ guides, workshop outlines and opinion pieces across 3 key themes responding to your needs and supporting our training programme: Inpiration, Policy, and How To?

ADVOCACY

The NYCI Youth Arts programme provides evidence-based policy and programme advice and represent young people’s interests and works to shape and influence legislation and emerging policies that impact on the lives of young people and their engagement in the arts.

Youth Arts Advocacy

YOUTH ARTS REGIONAL NETWORKING HUBS

YOUTH ARTS REGIONAL NETWORKING HUBS

Our Regional Networking Hubs support training and development needs that respond to local/regional variation and capacities, help develop better regional partnerships and support youth arts provision in youth work organisations.

YOUTH ARTS NEWS

€5,000 grant for STEAM project with young people!

NYCI’s Arts and STEAM in Youth Work Programmes are pleased to announce the 2019/2020 STEAM in Youth Work Residency Grant Scheme. Do you have a good […]

Invitation to tender: study of youth arts activity in youth work

NYCI invites tenders from qualified individuals and organisations to undertake a research study of youth arts activity in youth work settings nationally.

Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme

The 2019/20 Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme is open for applications! New strand this year: Youth Arts Explorer Grant.

YOUTH ARTS TRAINING

Games in Youth Work – Engaging young people in climate action and development education

This innovative and exciting new programme will enable youth workers to use games to strengthen their practice while focussing on climate, environmental and development issues.

Filmmaking with Young People in Youth Work Settings

Gain basic practical and creative skills in film making when working with young people in youth work settings. This workshop combines a range of skills required to deliver a film making programme such as digital video shooting, editing, storyboarding, effects, approaches, all while maintaining a youth work centred approach. It provides an easy to grasp and replicated workshop which requires no previous experience.

Funding Applications for Youth Arts Projects

The funding environment is competitive, there never seems enough money – and funder priorities will not always seem the same as your priorities. While we can’t guarantee you success, we can offer you a hands-on, interactive workshop supporting you to make a compelling case for your work, give you insight into the typical decision making processes and support you to put your best foot forward with an application.

YOUTH ARTS PUBLICATIONS

NYCI Annual Review 2018

We’re very proud of what we achieved for the youth sector in 2018. With our members we’ve worked hard to make sure youth work is recognised […]

NYCI Arts Programme – Digital Filmmaking Handbook

A tool for inspiration, exploration and imagination in youth work. This resource is published by the Youth Arts Programme, an initiative of the National Youth Council […]

Guide to Project Planning Framework

Guide to Project Planning Framework

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