SPARK Youth Arts Festival Takes Place in Dublin in February

The second annual SPARK Youth Arts Festival, will be taking place from February 20–24, presented by the National Youth Council of Ireland.

SPARK is a national event to explore, discuss and celebrate the inspiring world of youth arts practice in Ireland. Even if you’ve never considered including youth arts in your work with young people before, this is your chance to take part and spark your interest in developing creative activities with young people and embedding youth arts practice in your work!

The SPARK Youth Arts Festival will close with an online youth arts showcase culminating in the launch of the Artist and Youth Work Residency Grant Scheme for 2023.

There will be a special music practice session. Details below.

Community of Practice: Music

Wednesday, 22 February at 11:00 am – 3:30 pm, Axis Ballymun in Dublin.

Join us in Dublin to explore inspiring music practice with young people in youth work, youth arts and non-formal education settings!

This Community of Practice session will provide opportunities for you to hear about interesting case studies and diverse approaches to music programmes/projects, learn about recent research in the area, and network and exchange ideas with your peers. There’s some amazing work going on all around the country! This event will give us the opportunity to share work and learn from each other.

NYCI will coordinate 4 Community of Practice sessions in 2023 to provide opportunities for youth workers, artists and youth arts practitioners to exchange practice and ideas in particular art-form areas or themes. NYCI are delighted to host the first of these sessions within the SPARK Youth Arts Festival and focus on music! If you are interested in taking part in other Community of Practice sessions this year, please email to register for emails.

Who is this event for?

Youth Workers, Youth Arts Practitioners, Artists, Young Leaders aged 18 – 25 and anyone with an interest in music that is working with young people in a youth work, youth arts practice, out-of-school or non-formal education setting.

More info here.