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.

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?

ARTIST AND YOUTH WORK RESIDENCY SCHEME

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.

ARTIST AND YOUTH WORK RESIDENCY SCHEME

ADVOCACY

Youth Arts 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 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 REGIONAL NETWORKING HUBS

YOUTH ARTS NEWS

Calling all youth workers, volunteers and youth arts practitioners in the NorthWest!

Youth Arts Networking Day & Puppet-making workshop with Carmel Balf. Following on from our previous successful network events, NYCI Youth Arts Programme in association with Mayo, […]

Calling all youth workers, volunteers and youth arts practitioners in the NorthWest!

Youth Arts Networking Day & Film-making  workshop. Following on from our previous successful network events, NYCI Youth Arts Programme in association with Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim […]

Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme

The Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme is designed to promote innovative partnerships between youth groups, artists and (where relevant) arts organisations. A residency may take […]

YOUTH ARTS TRAINING

Drama Techniques in Youth Work Settings

This tailored workshop is designed to address your needs as a facilitator by adding a range of drama processes to your youth work toolkit! It provides practical tips to ensure success and aims to enhance your creative ability, artistic skills and confidence when working with young people.

Photography with Young People in Youth Work Settings

To explore photography as a creative and exciting medium for engaging young people. By developing practical skills in digital photography participants will become inspired and more confident about using photography when working with young people.

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.

YOUTH ARTS PUBLICATIONS

National Youth Strategy 2015- 2020

The aim of the National Youth Strategy is to enable all young people to realise their maximum potential, by respecting their rights and hearing their voices, […]

Creating Magic

If you are currently running an arts project or you are thinking about getting started, we hope this publication will prove very helpful. It is intended […]

Capturing Magic: A Tool for Evaluating Outcomes in Youth Arts Projects

This resource will help you measure the outcomes of your youth arts project. This set of scales specially designed to provide a series of observable behaviours in a group of young people taking part in an arts project.

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