February 5, 2014

Successful Partnerships: The challenges of delivering youth arts projects in healthcare contexts

The importance of developing a healthy partnership is key to the success of any arts project that involves young people. In this, their third blog, Helium […]
January 27, 2014

What do we look for in the artists we work with?

From the motivation of a young person on day one of a project to the ongoing encouragement necessary to ensure active participation; Helium discusses the importance […]
January 23, 2014

Why we work through the arts with young people in healthcare settings

Supporting young people through experiences that can be lonely and alienating, encouraging them to overcome fears and regain a sense of control over their own lives; […]
January 8, 2014

The development of my youth arts practice

In this her third blog artist Jen Hesnan reflects on her experience of working with Galway Autism Partnership discussing the development of her youth arts practice. […]
January 8, 2014

My first steps as a youth arts facilitator

In her second blog, Jen Hesnan reflects on how she initially built her experience as a professional youth arts facilitator in Ireland working with Foróige in […]
December 17, 2013

Introducing John Johnston, Artist Educator

John Johnston’s work is focused on issues related to Social Justice, Human Rights, and Development. He has produced works in collaboration with political leaderships from a variety of […]
October 29, 2013

From youth arts participant to facilitator

In this, her first blog, artist and musician Jen Hesnan reflects on the personalities and influences that inspired and gently encouraged her to become a community […]
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 […]