Youth Arts Toolkit

March 21, 2016

The role of the Arts in Environmental Education

Across the globe, educators, scientists, musicians and artists have been collaborating in the development of innovative ways to engage young people with the natural world. The […]
March 21, 2016

The Queen of Children’s Theatre: a glimpse inside…

We have asked some Irish Artists to identify and discuss work that they admire that has been created for children and young people outside of Ireland. […]
January 18, 2016

My Culture, My London

In a recent speech to a delegation of London teachers, our Chair Professor Maggie Atkinson, former Children’s Commissioner for England, talked about culture being ‘done unto’ […]
December 14, 2015

Intergenerational Youth Arts Practice II

Brigitta describes her experience of Intergenerational work and explains just how important she feels it is for local communities to deliver programmes that pro-actively make connections […]
December 14, 2015

Intergenerational Youth Arts Practice – Part 1

Have you ever thought about the benefits that Intergenerational work could bring to the young people in your group? The next two blogs, profile a long […]
October 16, 2015
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Time is Short and the Challenge is Great – Reassessing the Purpose of Education

In this piece I share my response to the speech of President Michael D Higgins at the recent Summit of Consciences for Climate in Paris and […]
October 14, 2015

A Skills Perspective on Arts Education II

Looking at the impact that arts education could have on the development of various skills sets  was the original idea behind the OECD’s book Art for […]
September 3, 2015

A Skills Perspective on Arts Education

We know that access to the Arts is important for Young People, but why? In this next series of blogs we have asked individuals from a […]
August 25, 2015

Why is Creativity Important and What Does it Contribute?

Following on from last week’s blog, this second reflection developed by youth workers and artists in Cork as part of the Creativity and Change programme is […]
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