Youth Arts are a valuable way for young people to express themselves, build confidence, experience arts practice, develop through team work and build meaningful connections with others. Being involved with a Youth Arts project or event can give young people the platform to express their identity and their ideas in a safe, non-judging environment. Taking part in a positive and creative experience can help to build self esteem and an openness to engage in new things.
I am a passionate and committed advocate and facilitator of Youth Arts, have completed NYCI training, and hold a Certificate in Youth Arts.
In 2020 I trained as a Story Exchange Facilitator through Narrative 4, and have begun on the engaging path of facilitating empathy building story exchanges with young people.
To enquire about youth arts facilitation please contact me.
Selected Youth Arts Projects
- 2021 Story Exchange, NWCFRC, Ennistymon, Clare – online
- 2020 Phase Reconnection, Fishbowl Youth, Artist and Youth Work Residency, Clare
- 2020 Making Good Choices Mural, NWCFRC, Ennistymon, Clare
- 2019 Error:404 Name Not Found, Foroige Legends, Youth Arts Partnership, Clare
- 2018 Fishbowl Mosaic, Creative Ireland funded art project, Clare
- 2016 – present day, annual Sparks Youth Film Festival, Scariff, Clare
- 2014 Youth Circus Skills Workshop, National Play Day, Scariff, Clare
- 2013 Fishbowl European Exchange, Wig Making for Limerick Pride Parade
- 2013 Village Carnival, Wig Making for Parade, Newmarket-on-Fergus
- 2013 Lacken Walk Mural, Drum Youth Centre, Kilkenny
- 2013 Willow & Tissue Lanterns, County Limerick Youth Theatre – Lough Gur
- 2013 Freeflow Youth Graffiti Jam, Scariff, Clare
- 2013 Parade Prop Making & Mural, Fishbowl Youth, Arts Council Artist in Youth Work Residency
- 2012 Scarefest, Parade Prop Making, Scariff
- 2012 Youth Graffiti Jam, Scariff
- 2012 KBYI – ‘What the Festival?, Festival Prop Making, Killaloe/Ballina
- 2011 Felie na Nog, Mask Making, Killaloe/Ballina
- 2011 Village Carnival, Parade Prop Making, Newmarket-on-Fergus
- 2011 Mural, B3 Warehouse, Shannon
- 2011 Willow & Tissue Lanterns, CLICC, Spanish Point
- 2011 Painting Project, The Kick Back Cafe, Shannon
- 2010 The Young People’s Exhibition featured in TG4’s Arts programme Imeall
- 2009-13 Curator, Young People’s Art Exhibition, Scariff
- 2008 Youth Express, Group Mosaic, Scariff
- 2007-11 Felie Brian Boru, Giant Puppet and Prop Making, Killaloe/Ballina