Welcome to the last Intermission of 2017. In this edition we announce the members of our first ever Youth Board. We look forward to a seminar on youth theatre and venues in February. Find out about the new plays in our Playshare collection and our recently published Youth Theatre Irelandmagazine. In addition, catch up on the very latest youth theatre news and we include the latest funding, international and other opportunities.
We are delighted to announce the nine members of the first ever Youth Theatre Ireland Youth Board. The Youth Board is a new initiative to ensure that our programme of work is youth-led and relevant. The Youth Board will help to provide strategic leadership to the team at Youth Theatre Ireland by sharing their first-hand knowledge about the needs and interests of young people in the context of youth theatre. More.
A huge thank you to everyone who took part in the launch of PlayShare 2018 at the Axis Arts Centre recently. Congratulations to Cabinteely Youth Theatre, Complex Youth Theatre and WACT Youth Theatre on their excellent presentations of staged extracts from three of the new Playshare plays. You can now request copies of the eight new scripts added to our collection of plays suitable for young performers. More.
The theme for the brand new edition of our annual publication is ‘In The Making’ and the focus is on exploring the distinctive practice of youth theatre from different perspectives including writing, devising and gender equality. The youth theatre round-up celebrates youth theatre activity from all over the country in 2017. Copies are on their way to all members. To order a copy of the magazine, contact Katie.
Thank you to all the youth theatres who completed and returned their Centre Stage +20 Census Week forms. We will begin collating the information provided to help us build a profile of current youth theatre activity that will be used to inform our work in the future. If you haven’t returned your forms, please do so as soon as possible. Read more about Centre Stage +20.
As we get closer to 2018 and IGNITE, our youth theatre performance festival, make sure your youth theatre doesn’t miss out on this opportunity to perform on a national stage. Applications are now open! The festival will take place in August. More.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to a hugely productive and important year for Youth Theatre Ireland. It’s hard to believe we started 2017 as NAYD and as we finish the year, our new identity and branding have been very successful in helping us communicate the youth theatre sector clearly to a wider audience.
We wish all our members, supporters, friends collaborators and colleagues a very happy Christmas and new year. We look forward to great things in 2018!
Backstage Youth Theatre present The League of Villains by Brendan Williams; their 8th annual panto. ‘Junior’, the son of Vill.I.an, seeks revenge on his father’s enemies and ultimately to take over the world. Can he be stopped? The venue is Backstage Theatre and the dates are 19 – 21 & 25 – 27 January. More.
GYT are also bringing panto cheer in January. Frosted, a brand new script from Warren McWilliams, is on 26, 27 & 28 Jan in the Meeting House in Ballitore. The junior groups have been busy with recent performances of The Elves and The Shoemaker and Strawberries in Winter.More.
County Carlow Youth Theatre are reflecting on a year when they went from strength to strength including starting a new junior group. They have already planned a work in progress showing for early next year. More.
Mayo County Council Arts Service seeks a consultant for the provision of service as a Youth Theatre Facilitator for Mayo Youth Theatre, Ballina. At least two years professional experience in drama/theatre is required. Closing date is 19 December. More.
The Resilient Communities Fund is a partnership between Social Innovation Fund Ireland and Tomar Trust to find and back innovative projects that strengthen community resilience and have an economic, social and environmental impact. The Fund will provide critical supports to projects focused on making communities across Ireland safer, healthier, and more vibrant places to live. Applications will be accepted until Friday 02 February 2018. Find Out More.
The deadline for applying for Arts Council bursaries is 25 January. The aim of these awards is to assist individual artists in the development of their practice.There is a category for theatre artists. Read more.
The closing date for Project Awards will be 15 February. More.
Arts Grant Funding is a new funding programme that has been developed as part of the Arts Council’s new funding framework. The deadline for this award is 08 March 2018. Guidelines and more information will be available from 18 December and the Arts Council will be hosting information clinics early in the new year. More.
NYCI Youth Arts Programme, in association with Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim ETB, is organising a youth arts networking day which will offer you the chance to network with others doing similar work. The day includes a workshop with Galway Community Circus. More.
Are you a young changemaker, youth leader? Are you a young person/youth worker who is interested in International youth work? If so, you can now apply for a chance to join a group of young people from all across Ireland who will attend the Yo!Fest at the European Youth Event in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France in June 2018! The National Youth Council of Ireland is partnering with the European Youth Forum to provide this opportunity. More.
The ‘European Charlemagne Youth Prize’ is awarded to projects which promote European and international understanding and foster the development of a shared sense of European identity and integration. The projects can focus on the organisation of youth events, youth exchanges or online projects with a European dimension. Deadline: 29 January. More