Youth Arts Sectoral Meeting
Youth Arts Sectoral Meeting on the 7th March 2008
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is committed to becoming a more client focused organisation. To support this process the Arts Council will regularly consult and work in partnership with the arts sector to ensure that our programmes and working processes are effective and also to gauge opinion on more general issues while raising awareness of new developments within the arts sector.
To further develop this strategic aim you are invited to a Youth Arts Sectoral Meeting which will be held at the Youth Action premises, 14 College Square North, Belfast BT1 6AR on Friday the 7th March 2008. The sectoral meeting will commence at 10.00am and will conclude at the latest 2.00pm. Tea and coffee will be provided. Please note that delegates will need to make their own lunch arrangements. The Youth Action premises are fully accessible.
The meeting on the 7th March 2008 will enable you to be brought up to date on some innovative developments from Young at Art, Voluntary Arts Ireland and Youth Action which support the promotion and awareness of youth arts activity. The meeting will also facilitate a question and answer session.
Young at Art, will present findings from Young at Art’s recent research on the need for the establishment of a Northern Ireland Youth Arts Network. The need for the establishment of such a network was articulated at last years Youth Arts Sectoral meeting.
Voluntary Arts Ireland, will give an overview of the findings contained within the Young Arts Creativity Co operative report which is based upon the organisations research into youth participation in the devising and delivering of arts projects and activities. Pauline will also provide details on the development of a Youth Arts Co operative in the North Eastern Education and Library Board area.
Youth Action, will present information how the Rainbow Factory is making provision for young people from minority ethnic communities, specifically the Polish and Romanian communities through the dance and drama based Spectrum Project. The Spectrum Project supports young people to explore diversity through an arts led approach and to express these issues to their peers. The Spectrum Programme also enables and supports young people from minority ethnic communities to participate in the mainstream classes delivered by the Rainbow Factory.
Please complete the return slip below confirming your availability by Wednesday the 5th of March 2008. Please forward this information to individual artists and others you believe would be interested in attending. Early booking is recommended
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