This is a multi-disciplinary collaborative project engaging young people through music, drama and dance to respond creatively to partition and the reality of life along a border or indeed what does the word ‘border’ mean to young people today. A curator in residence will research and devise a programme and working with other creative practitioners, to engage young people to learn about this period of time in Irish history and taking these learnings to put together a production to be held in 2023 across the counties of Cavan and Monaghan.
It will provide an opportunity for young people to come together, learn and share through creative endeavours, empowering them in new skills. The young people will be given the opportunity to work with different artists and different genres learning real life experiences. The project will harness the voice of the young person in all stages of development. We aim to work with the youth theatres of both counties but also with Youthreach, youth clubs, direct provision centre and reaching lesser heard or engaging young people in the arts.
The project will also provide opportunity for CPD training for local artists.
Partners are Music Generation Cavan Monaghan, Local Arts in Education Partnership, Monaghan County Museum, Cavan County Museum and Creative Teams of Cavan and Monaghan.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.