Meeting with the Arts Council The TYAI committee met with Maureen Kennelly, Director of the Arts Council and Seóna Ní Bhriain, Head of YPCE at the Arts Council. We brought them up to speed with the work of TYAI, its membership and its role in supporting artists and advocating for the TYA sector in Ireland. During the meeting we discussed the importance of the arts for young audiences and the effects experiencing art has on children, referencing a New Victory longitudinal study, the funding available for YPCE organisations and artists via the Arts Council, TYAI supporting and promoting the sector through advocacy and international opportunities and the representation of the YPCE sector among the Arts Council members. Maureen and Seóna welcomed the update and congratulated TYAI on the work being done. Maureen suggested that we meet again in six months time. It was a very positive meeting.
Talking TYA Conference: 8 - 10 October Talking TYA 2020 is a virtual conference that brings together scholars and artists from across the island of Ireland and internationally to discuss participation in all forms of Theatre for Young Audiences performance, process, policy, training and engagement. It will be an online event, allowing people to join us from across the globe. Organised as a collaboration between staff from Ulster University, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, NUI Galway and Branar Téatar do Pháistí, the conference is supported by Galway 2020 and will be held in a partnership with Baboró International Arts Festival for Children.
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June 2020 Newsletter
Members Zoom | with Noel Jordan from Edinburgh International Children's Festival We will be hosting our next members catch-up on Zoom next Tuesday 9th at 4:30pm. We will be joined by Noel Jordan, Director of Edinburgh International Children's Festival to give his perspective on TYA in Scotland and worldwide moving forward. If you would like to attend and/or if there is something specific you would like to ask Noel in the meeting, please respond to this email. Feel free to invite colleagues or friends who are interested in TYA. We’ll send out a link for the meeting on Tuesday.
Theatre Lovett | TEDDY Talks
Theatre Lovett are running a series of clinics for theatre practitioners with a focus on Theatre for Young Audiences. If you would like to learn more, see the link below and find out if you can join their waiting list.
ThinkArts | Online Masterclasses
ThinkArts have organised a series of Online Masterclasses by some of the world's leading theatre practitioners who make work for young audiences.These artists will share their creative practice and approaches to produce art engagements for children and demonstrate simple activities, with readily available materials. To find out more and to register, check out this link.
ASSITEJ Pakistan | Online TYA forum
ASSITEJ Pakistan and Theatre I-Entertainment Trust India is organising an online TYA forum. Dates: 5th, 6th and 7th June 2020. For more details see here.
Youth Theatre Ireland | Online resources Check out this link from YTI, dedicated to resources, news, research and insights to help those of you working with young people during the COVID19 pandemic.
National Campaign for the Arts Check out the National Campaign for the Arts (NCFA) website to find out more about how you can help spread the word about the arts: http://ncfa.ieHere you can find out more about their 13 step plan and #SAVETHEARTS
At this time, TYAI are trying to find ways to reach and engage with our members in new and different ways, if anyone has any suggestions of anything they would like us to look into, please let us know. Thanks for reading, TYAI Committee: Aislinn O hEocha, Jennifer Ahern, Phil Kingston, Philip Hardy, Maria Fleming, Ursula McGinn, Sadhbh Barrett-Coakley, Cliodhna Noonan, Niall Cleary & Al Russell. To unsubscribe, contact firstname.lastname@example.org For further information or queries contact email@example.com
Membership subscriptions are now due. See attached Membership form for more details. Membership will be running from July 2019 - July 2020
Upcoming TYAI Workshop led by Louis Lovett:
TYAI are delighted to offer its members a masterclass in performance from one of Ireland’s leading performers for young audiences. Louis Lovett will lead a one-day practical workshop for adult theatre practitioners in performance focusing on TYA.
Places are limited, for more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org the subject line ‘Theatre Lovett Masterclass’
Date: Wednesday, November 6th 2019 Location: Dublin Tickets: Free for TYAI Members, €20 Non-Members
Continuous Professional Development Course: 'DRAMA TOOLS FOR THE CLASSROOM'
Baboró are running a CPD course titled 'DRAMA TOOLS FOR THE CLASSROOM' from Monday 1st to Friday 5th July.
The course will take place in the O'Donoghue Centre in NUI Galway and the cost is €70. The week-long course is designed for primary school teachers but is also open to educators, therapists, artists and facilitators.
Theatre Lovett are running a series of clinics for theatre practitioners with a focus on Theatre for Young Audiences.
Led by Muireann Ahern, Joint Artistic Director of Theatre Lovett, along with invited guests, these sessions will cover:
•Pitfalls and pratfalls: lessons learned. •Who’s who? Cast, creatives and crew – now what to do! •Developing relationships with venues, festivals and programmers. •Touring and budgeting. •Children as performers. •Age pitch. •Taking responsibility for your team and your young audiences. •Child Protection Policy. •Discussion and feedback.
Theatre Lovett Advice Clinics are supported by The Arts Council.
BABORÓ INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN 2019 Save the date for the 23rd annual festival from 14th to 20th October. This year’s festival will include Irish and International performances, visual art, film and workshops. It will also include a comprehensive programme of professional development workshops, discussions and networking events. Programme will be announced at beginning of September.
Keep an eye on www.baboro.ie for artist support scheme call outs in the coming months or sign up to our industry newsletter here:
KATO presents: Tiny Dancer: A DJ set for Kids with Donal Dineen at Project Arts Centre!
Let’s dance. It’s time for the kids to throw some shapes and bust out their best moves as DJ Donal Dineen hits the decks for a special musical rollercoaster ride.
After smash hit sell-out gigs at Dublin Fringe Festival, Cork Midsummer Festival, Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, Dublin Dance Festival, Abbey Theatre and Cruinniú na nÓg, KATO is delighted to announce Tiny Dancer is finding a home at Project Arts Centre, Dublin this Summer.
Expect dance tunes from every era and every corner of the globe. So if you’re ready to get into the groove, lace up your dancing shoes and grab those glow-sticks. Kids just wanna have fun!
Tiny Dancer was commissioned and premiered by TRACKS: an initiative of Cork Midsummer Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival and Baboró International Arts Festival for Children.
Pilot Mobility Scheme for Artists and Culture Professionals – two more deadlines between now and September 2019!
This pilot mobility scheme will provide support for 350-500 short-term (15-85 days), international mobilities of artists active in the fields of the performing or visual arts and residing in a Creative Europe country. The destination of the mobility must be a Creative Europe country. These mobilities must have a specific and well-defined objective, such as to develop an international collaboration, to engage in a production-oriented residency or in professional development, to present work in another country or to develop projects with local communities in the destination country.
With projects like i-Portunus, the Creative Europe programme of the European Union will be conducting trials on how to best facilitate cross-border mobility for artists. This type of mobility will become a permanent Action under the Creative Europe programme for 2021-2027. Find out more about the call here: www.i-portunus.eu/.