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What is the Galway and Roscommon LCYP?

Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board has supported the launch of Local Creative Youth Partnerships (LCYPs) in association the Creative Ireland Programme

The LCYP pilot initiative will be facilitated by the Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB) and will aim to build a network enabling information sharing and collaboration between GRETB, local authorities, the non-formal education sector, family support services, and youth services. This will be an opportunity to forge new partnerships and relationships with the local creative sector in Galway and Roscommon respectively.

Most importantly, the LCYP will ensure that young people themselves are at the heart of the development and implementation of opportunities to engage with creative-based activities. The objective of LCYP is to provide extracurricular creative activities for children and young people that complement and work with formal school settings in a non-mainstream manner.

For more information, please contact:

Nicola Kerrigan – Creative Youth Coordinator – GRETB.

Nicola.kerrigan@gretb.ie Tel: 086 0755270

The essence of the LCYP initiative is that all activities, workshops, programmes and events are planned, designed, and led by young people. This will help to support and nurture youth creativity, creative experiences, creative skills, and creative leadership at a local level. Galway and Roscommon LCYP is part of Creative Youth, an initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme, whose key goal is to facilitate and grow the creative potential of every child and young person.

Galway and Roscommon LCYP promotes several core values throughout all of their work. These include inclusivity, embracing diversity and equality, as well as engaging hard-to-reach children and young people. Galway and Roscommon LCYP aims to work in close partnership with local youth service providers and will follow a child and youth-led methodology in the design, delivery and evaluation of its programmes. The Galway and Roscommon LCYP aims to respond to young people and children’s expressed needs through dialogue and research in line with Hub na nÓg – Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth’s, youth participation unit.

Galway and Roscommon LCYP will operate in line with GRETB’s management, oversight and compliance functions. The LCYP is managed by a full-time Creative Youth Coordinator. It is funded under Pillar 1 Creative Youth of the Creative Ireland Programme, which aims to promote, implement, and sustain a learning ecosystem in which knowledge and creativity are equal partners in the formation of young people. Galway and Roscommon LCYP will receive funding on an annual basis from the Department of Education and Skills under the Creative Ireland programme. Where funds allow, GRETB will also receive funding directly from Creative Ireland (Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media)

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