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Increasing creative opportunities in existing programmes or projects 2020

Creativity Packs

The distribution of Creativity Packs for marginalised young people. Packs included craft and art materials with ideas for making and creating objects. 150 packs were distributed across Direct Provision, Local Authority Housing Estates and to young traveller families. Collaborating partners for distribution included Kerry County Council, Direct Provision Centres across Kerry and North and East Kerry Development.

Secured places on IT Tralee Summer Camp.

Kerry LCYP secured an additional 5 places for marginalised vulnerable young people on the IT Streaming Online Programme. Places were allocated in association with KDYS in Listowel and Cahirciveen.

Summer Live Stream events from July 6th to 15th – Kerry LCYP developed 8 free creativity workshop demos delivered by LCYP Creative Tutors online via www.kerryetb/livestream. Picked up by The Irish Times in a summer youth activities supplement. Live events include animation, poetry, birdhouse & birdfeeder making, designing speakers, creative writing, screen and play writing, Filíocht as Gaelige. 94 young people took part.

Beyond Imagination – A Culture Night project in association with the Arts Office at Kerry County Council. Workshops with 3 youth projects to create sound & art installations on shop windows including The Mall Tavern, Hugh Culloty’s, Teach Beag & Tangney Opticians in Tralee. Window exhibition ran for seven days. 

Children’s Garden Project. On the grounds of Presentation Primary School, Kerry LCYP assisted the early stage development of the space with labour and materials cost, as well as appointed a Creative Tutor though the Tutor Pool to run workshops out of school with young people.

Early Years Creativity Intervention: Developed in association with Kerry County Childcare Committee, a creative tutor with experience in the field was appointed to develop creativity techniques among early years’ professionals in a setting in Tralee. The aim was to trial a series of techniques that would resonate with the 1-2 age group and their day-time carers.

Youthreach Intervention: Youthreach is one of the few educational settings where LCYP is permitted by the Department of Education to input. Training resource workers and managers on different aspects of creative learning resulted in three workshops for staff at Youthreach Centres in Kerry.

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