The Young Creatives strand involves hundreds of young artists, from classical musicians, actors and directors to dancers and film-makers. It is organised in partnership with the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras, the Fresh Film Festival in Limerick, Children's Books Ireland, the National Association for Youth Drama (NAYD) and the Irish Youth Dance Festival. All of these organisations resource youth arts nationally and support the creative development of young people. The Arts Council’s Young Ensembles networking and showcasing event takes place this year with a special focus on artists’ mobility in Europe.
Young Ensembles Scheme Showcase 2010. Photo: Miki Barlok