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 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?
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.