NYCI’s SPARK Youth Arts Festival | Save the Date

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) has just announced details of SPARK Youth Arts Festival which will take place from Monday, 14 – Friday, 18 February 2022.

SPARK Youth Arts Festival is a national event to explore, discuss and celebrate the inspiring world of youth arts practice in Ireland. Take part and spark your interest in developing youth arts activities with young people and embedding youth arts practice in your work!

You’ll have the opportunity to take part in panel discussions, youth arts training, drop-in discussion forums for youth workers and youth arts practitioners, a youth arts advocacy event for young people (18-25), and a showcasing event for youth arts projects which will culminate with the launch of the Artist and Youth Work Residency Grant scheme for 2022! SPARK micro-grants for youth arts workshops will also be available, with a deadline in January 2022.

Booking will open in January 2022 on
For more information, contact Rhona Dunnett at

SPARK Youth Arts Festival is funded by The Arts Council and the Department for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.

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