Anne O'Gorman

Anne O Gorman is originally a drama practitioner, youth theatre leader and theatre director.  She is Senior Project Officer, Youth Arts with the National Youth Council of Ireland and Course Co Ordinator of NUI Certificate in Youth Arts. Anne was previously Children’s Arts Officer at Draiocht (where she developed the dedicated children’s programme) and an outreach officer at the Abbey Theatre. Anne has been a board member of KidsOwn Publishing, a member of the selection committee for the inaugural Laureate na nOg and has represented the National Association for Youth Drama as Irish Animateur at the European Drama Encounter. She has written for the Irish Journal of Youth Work Studies, Youth Drama Ireland, Inis Magazine and 

May 28, 2018

How to get funding to work with an artist

Funding for the Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme 2018/19 has been confirmed! Funded by The Arts Council and The Dept of Children and Youth Affairs, […]
February 13, 2018

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 is specially designed to provide a series of observable behaviours in a group of young people taking part in an arts project.

March 2, 2015

Making a Great Impression

In this blog, Anne O’Gorman, Senior Project Officer for Youth Arts in NYCI, shares her thoughts on funding applications based on her experience with the Artist […]
December 5, 2014

Thank You and A Special End to 2014 for our Blogger in Residence Series

“To neglect the contribution of the arts in education, either through inadequate time, resources or poorly trained teachers, is to deny children access to one of […]
November 20, 2014

ReCreate – Creativity Through ReUse

Where can you find one hundred egg boxes… or a thousand buttons… or any of the other things that show up on the list of requirements […]
September 18, 2013

Feedback from NYCI’s National Youth Arts Showcase 2013

I’d like to share with you some feedback from our recent National Youth Arts Showcase in July. The annual showcase offers youth arts groups from around the […]
September 16, 2013

‘Why do I work with children and young people?’

So I kicked off my time as NYCI Arts Programme’s first ‘Blogger In Residence’ last week with a short piece on the quality of young people’s […]
March 20, 2013

‘The Arts are good for young people’

This is not true.  The arts are in inert thing, in some ways just a tool (God, I can hear every great thinker and maker spinning […]