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Arts & Creativity

Arts & Creativity

Kerry ETB are one of three ETBs set to pilot a local Creative Youth Partnership pilot which was funded by the Department of Education and Skills.

Kerry ETB along with our local partner Kerry County Council’s Art Office are determined to build on the links and resources that currently exist between statutory, professional, community and voluntary organisations so that an effective and well thought out creative youth opportunity is developed for the county. We will work closely with the young people across multiple settings offering opportunities to engage in creative pursuits.

The Creative Kingdom Youth Partnership will focus on three locations for the roll out of creative initiatives in 2019: Tralee, Listowel and Caherciveen and the Iveragh Peninsula.

Five gaps have been prioritised for 2019 which will be enhanced through the development of engagement opportunities with arts, heritage, language and the creative industries. The gaps identified are all based on strong recommendations from young people and as a result of agency consultation in September 2018 with Comhairle na nÓg and young people from the Iveragh Peninsula. They are visual arts, literary arts, performing arts (a – youth theatre, b – dance) music and film. These gaps will be addressed to enhance children’s creative opportunities from early learning years through to adolescence.

For more information, please contact:

Miriam Galvin, Youth Office at Kerry ETB   or 086 0267 7375

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