Welcome to the March Intermission. Find out how your youth theatre can take part in the 2018 National Festival of Youth Theatres. We announce a special Young Critics event for practitioners. We have details of two new Child Safeguarding templates for members. This issue is packed with upcoming events from youth theatres around the country. Also included are details of funding, international and other opportunities.
Are you interested in leading a young critics programme? Do you want to learn new approaches for developing young people’s critical and creative skills through theatre criticism? To coincide with the launch of the online Young Critics Resource Suite, we are delighted to announce a one day training seminar for youth arts practitioners to take place on Thursday 05 April. You can book via Eventbrite.
It might be hard to imagine balmy summer days but the good news is that July is just on the horizon, and with July comes the National Festival of Youth Theatres. This year we are shaking things up a little, introducing a few surprises and trying some new things. Intrigued? Make sure your youth theatre has a chance to be part of it. Get your Expression of Interest Form to us by 20 April. More.
To support members in becoming compliant with the new legal requirements of the Children First Act, we have developed two new templates; a Child Safeguarding Risk Assessment Template and a Child Safeguarding Statement Template. As of 11 March, it is now a legal obligation for organisations who work with children and young people to have a Child Safeguarding Statement. The templates have been sent to members and can be accessed from our website. More
Youth Theatre Ireland partners with JLT Insurances to offer youth theatres a tailored insurance scheme. The scheme covers most youth theatre activities and also includes cover for volunteers and casual employees. The basic premium is €195. More.
County Limerick Youth Theatre’s outreach project are presenting an all-male multi-media production of It Only Ever Happens In the Movies on 22 March. The venue is the Parochial Hall, Charleville, Co Cork. More
Kildare Youth Theatre, Playacting Youth Theatre, Explore Youth Theatre and Mr. Sands Youth Theatre are all performing at the NT Connections Festival at the Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge from 23 – 25 March. More
Small Grants Deadline: 23 March. Flagship Grants: 27 April.
The Ireland Funds are accepting applications for their Small Grants and Flagship Grants in March/April. The Small Grant Round supports non-profit and community organisations across the island of Ireland and Northern Ireland up to a maximum of €7,000 while the Flagship Grant Round provides multi-annual funding of up to €50,000 for organisations that have established a strong track record of managing grants from The Ireland Funds. More
Kildare County Council Arts Service have an upcoming deadline for a number of grants including the Arts Act Grant 2018, the Youth Arts Bursary Award and the Drama League of Ireland Bursary Award. More.
NYCI’s Youth Arts Programme wishes to recruit a Youth Arts Development Officer (part-time). The Youth Arts Development Officer will support youth work organisations and those working in youth arts settings in the development and delivery of high quality youth arts programmes. Closing Date: 20 March. More
To mark its 50th anniversary the National Youth Council of Ireland commissioned ‘50 Voices from 50 Years: an oral history of NYCI’. Through fifty interviews with persons involved in NYCI over the past five decades this publication provides an engaging, insightful and at times humorous snapshot of the history of the organisation and highlights the many changes that both the organisation, and society as a whole have undergone in that time. More.
25 – 27 May, Wexford
This three day residential is for educators, youth and community workers, therapists focusing on the development of self-awareness. Diego Marín will be leading the training. He is an experienced non-formal trainer and Gestalt therapist. More.
20 March, Cork City Partnership, Blackpool Park, Cork.
Organised by Leargas, this application clinic is for anyone planning to submit an application under the 26 April 2018 deadline for a Youth Exchange, Youth Worker Mobility or Erasmus+ Volunteering Project. It will be of benefit to youth workers, youth leaders and project managers who have a project idea with potential partners and are at the stage of developing their funding application. More