The Creative Ireland Programme has announced details of the Creative Youth Conference 2021. The conference – ‘Creativity: the connection to our future, now’ – will be hosted online on 12.00pm -2.00pm, 13th May 2021.
As part of a wider deliberation on the Creative Youth Plan – which was published in December 2017 – the Conference is an opportunity for stakeholders to reflect on progress to date and input their views concerning the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
This event, which will be opened by the Taoiseach, and will also include contributions from the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, the Minister for Education, Norma Foley and the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’ Gorman.
The main conference will feature two panel discussions with contributions from a national and international guests including Andreas Schleicher (OECD), Dr Michelle Cullen (Accenture), Arlene Forster (National Council for Curriculum and Assessment) Professor Anne Looney (DCU, Bo Stjerne Thomsen (The LEGO Foundation), author Roddy Doyle, Helene Hugel (Helium Arts) and Prof Linda Doyle (TCD).
Registration for the event is now open at:
Creativity – the connection to our future, now – Thursday 13 May 12.00pm-2.00pm
The conference was preceded by two panel discussions that explored creative projects experienced by young Irish people both in and out of the education system.
These two panel discussions featured contributions from a range of people involved in Creative Youth initiatives – such as the Creative Schools programme and the Local Creative Youth Partnerships – and provided an invaluable insight into the roll-out of the Creative Youth Plan to date.
If you missed these panel discussions you can catch them here
Creative Youth in the Education System
Creative Youth in the Community