Youth Arts

 Photo of Child jumping over hoops photo by Andy Mason

We believe that facilitating projects in which young people can freely and safely be expressive, is investment into their capacity to be confident independent and innovative thinkers. Below are the current youth programmes that we undertake.

Offaly Youth Theatre

Music Generation

Hullabaloo Children's Arts Festival

Mini Movies

We are focussing specific attention on articulating policy and strategic areas for how young people participate in the arts; from those who are already engaging and those who are yet to engage with the arts. This is reflective of the recent development in a number of accessible, high quality and structured arts projects, which allow for young people to shine individually and as ensembles, and to be the source of their own ingenuity and creativity.

Offaly's Youth Arts programmes current and past have to date engaged hundreds of young people, who have published anthologies, performed nationally and entered creative adventures never before imagined.