NYCI Youth Arts Summer School 2022

National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has announced the details of their Youth Arts Summer School 2022 and applications are open to youth workers and youth arts practitioners.

The 2022 school will take place in-person from 26 – 27 May in NUI Maynooth and also two online workshops on 19 May and 15 September. It will focus on digital music, songwriting and recording.

Combining some online sessions with a 2-day residential in Maynooth University, this training programme aims to support youth workers and youth arts practitioners to gain the knowledge as well as the practical and creative skills to set up recording hubs in their own youth space and lead young people through their own engagement with songwriting and production.  

This practical and in-depth training aims to provide participants with the skills, tools and software to set up remote writing, production and recording studios for innovative, creative practice with young people. The STEAM element of the programme will further equip participants with an innovative and highly creative tool kit when designing music programmes with young people.  

Through the Youth Arts Summer School mentoring process, participants will be supported to create a six-week programme ready for implementation over the summer months and an online follow-up session will be provided to help embed learning, support peer support and sharing of practice. 

Join Garry McCarthy (Director of GMCBeats, Producer, Lyricist and Creative Media Designer), Mark the Science Guy (STEAM Educator and Celebrity Scientist) and the National Youth Arts Programme team for an exciting summer school to develop your digital music production skill-set and re-energise your creative work with young people! 

The summer school will help you to:

  • Develop creative new approaches that enhance your work with young people.
  • Gain practical in-depth workshop experiences which will develop your skills in digital music production and technology
  • Gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to lead young people through their own engagement with song writing and production… and more!

For further information and to book your place, please see