Young at Art

YAA Logo.png

Up and down the country, there are thousands of people doing good deeds every day, and we decided to celebrate the great work that charities undergo with a regular feature on Tuesdays, to tie-in with #CharityTuesday on Twitter. This week, we caught up with Young at Art to find out more...

Where are you based and what geographical areas do you support people in?
We are based in Belfast - where the majority of our work happens, but we have a touring events agency that travels across the province.

How do you support people?
Providing arts experiences for children and young people in areas of deprivation - using creativity to develop communication skills and confidence.

How did the charity come to be founded?
Set up post Good Friday Agreement in 1998 to run an international arts festival helping children and young people look forward to a shared future through accessible and participatory arts experiences. See our company strategy here:
http://www.youngatart.co.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/2015-2018%20YAA%20Strategy%20%281%29.pdf

How many people do you have working at the charity?
9 staff

How can people support you?
See DONATE section on our website: http://www.youngatart.co.uk/donate

Have you faced any challenges along the way?
Funding cuts to the arts sector.

Do you have any charity events coming up and where can people find out about these events?
Visit our annual Belfast Children's Festival - (10-15 March 2017)
http://www.youngatart.co.uk/festival

Is there any advice you could give to other charities?
Strategic partnerships create more impact - see example report here:
http://www.youngatart.co.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/I%20THINK%20I%20CAN%20%282%29.pdf

You can find out more about Young at Art at their website or via Facebook or Twitter.

13781678_503594643164883_508165515480923950_n.jpg