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

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.

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, […]

YOUTH ARTS TRAINING

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.

NYCI STEAM School 2019

This residential training in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) activities for youth work settings will help you explore pinhole photography and paper circuit art with youth arts specialists Brian Cregan and Maeve Clancy.

It is delivered as part of a collaboration between NYCI’s Youth Arts Programme and STEAM in Youth Work project, meaning participants will also be eligible to apply for a €5,000 Scientist in Youth Work Residency grant.

YOUTH ARTS PUBLICATIONS

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

Guide to drawing up an artist’s contract

Guide to drawing up an artist’s contract

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