• The Creative Youth Plan 2023-2027 aims to enable the creative potential of children and young people, from birth to 24 years, prioritising those seldom heard and at risk of disadvantage.
• Under the new Creative Youth Plan, opportunities for creative engagement will reach tens of thousands of children and young people.
• Children and young people to retain a key voice in decision-making on its implementation.
• Impactful programmes such as the Local Creative Youth Partnerships, Cruinniú na nÓg, Creative Schools, Creative Clusters and BLAST to continue.
• New €500,000 Creative Youth Nurture Fund to support pilot youth-led projects that prioritise seldom heard children and young people.
A new Creative Youth Plan for the period 2023-2027 was approved and launched by Government today to further embed creativity into centre of the lives of Ireland’s young people. Building on the success of the first Creative Youth Plan 2017-2022, this new Plan aims to provide everyone from birth to 24 years with more opportunities for creative engagement in every aspect of their lives. Across seven strategic objectives, the Creative Youth Plan will ensure children and young people retain a key voice in decision-making on its implementation and will prioritise those that are seldom heard and most at risk of disadvantage. Parents & caregivers, educators, artists, and creative practitioners will be supported to recognise the centrality and value of creativity to their lives.