The Creative Ireland Programme has announced details of the Creative Youth Conference 2021. The conference – ‘Creativity: the connection to our future, now’ – will be hosted online and will comprise three separate events in April and May discussing questions surrounding provision of opportunities for creative engagement by young people both within the school and their community.
These two events will feature contributions from a range of people involved in Creatives Youth initiatives – such as the Creative Schools programme and the Local Creative Youth Partnerships – and provide an insight into the roll-out of the Creative Youth Plan to date.
These events will also feed into a high-level conference to be held on Thursday 13 May from 12 noon to 2pm.
This event, which will be opened by the Taoiseach, and will also include contributions from the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, the Minister for Education, Norma Foley and the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’ Gorman.
The main conference will also feature two panel discussions with contributions from a national and international guests including Andreas Schleicher (OECD), Michelle Cullen (Accenture), Arlene Forster (National Council for Curriculum and Assessment), Bo Stjerne Thomsen (The LEGO Foundation), author Roddy Doyle, Helene Hugel (Helium Arts) and Prof Linda Doyle (TCD).
Registration for the event is now open at:
Creativity – the connection to our future, now – Thursday 13 May
Creative Youth in the Education System – Tuesday 13 April
Creative Youth in the Community – Thursday 15 April