Participation and access are fundamental to Meath County Council Arts Service strategy in providing high quality arts experiences for children and young people across the county. Aligned to Pillars 1 & 2 of the Creative Ireland Programme, Meath County Arts Office currently deliver a number of child and young person focussed programmes across a range of experiences and art forms.
- The development and implementation of key youth/children/family festivals and events including Menagerie Mayhem and Pucas and Potions.
- A county wide Artists in Schools Scheme/Artist in Residence Scheme
- The engagement and support of the Department of Education and Skills and Creative Ireland Teacher Artist Partnership programme though Navan Education Centre.
- The continued support of the Arts Council/Creative Ireland Creative Associate Scheme in Meath
- The support, development and expansion of the Meath Youth Theatre – Act Out Youth Theatre.
- Working with Louth Meath Education Training Board and Music Generation towards the realisation of Music Generation Meath.
- Supporting the development and delivery of Cruinniú na nÓg annually
- Ensure adequate provision is made for Irish Language performance and participatory events particularly with regard to schools’ programme delivery via the Clár Trí Gaeilge.
- The support of the Julianstown Youth Orchestra special projects programme.
- Developing the Teenage Dreams programme with partners Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival.
Ms Gerardette Bailey,
County Arts Officer
Assistant Arts Officer
Meath County Council Arts Office,
+353 (0)46 9097414