Building networks – joining the dots – linking formal education and out-of-school settings.
A key principle underlining the Creative Youth Plan is collaboration. We have established Local Creative Youth Partnerships (LCYPs) on a pilot basis in 3 Education and Training Board (ETB) areas around the country.
At their core these Partnerships are networks . They will enable information sharing, and collaboration between local creative youth service providers to bring about better use of existing resources and initiatives in their area.
The Partnerships are an opportunity to forge new partnerships with local creatives, which complement the work of the formal school settings. The aspiration is they will act as change agents within their local communities, unlocking new ways of working and supporting the creative and cultural education of thousands of our children and young people.
Three Partnerships are being piloted:
- Kerry Education and Training Board
- Laois / Offaly Education and Training Board
- Limerick / Clare Education and Training Board