Youth Arts Toolkit

March 6, 2014

Little Publics

Sometimes even the most straight forward arts process with young people can end up saying some pretty remarkable things. In this, his third blog John Johnston […]
March 6, 2014

What is Art? How do you define an artist?

What is Art? How do you define an artist? In this blog John Johnston challenges youth workers to re-examine part of the work that they do […]
February 11, 2014

There once was a box: Creative development and learning on the Cloudlands project

We evaluate projects for a reason; to ensure the ongoing development of work and to learn from our mistakes. In this, their final blog, Helium outlines […]
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 […]