Cavan Monaghan Networking Event

NYCI Youth Arts Programme in association with Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board and Cavan and Monaghan Arts Services invites you to join your colleagues at our:

Youth Arts Networking Day & Introduction to Film Projects with Young People Workshop

Date: Wednesday, 11th April 2018
Venue: Castle Saunderson Scouting Centre, Belturbet, Co Cavan
Time: 10 – 2pm (including networking lunch!)
Fee: Free
Book or enquire with: Maureen McIntyre, Youth Officer, Cavan and Monaghan ETB:

Calling all youth workers, volunteers and youth arts practitioners in Cavan and Monaghan!

Following on from a successful similar initiative in the NorthWest, NYCI Youth Arts Programme in association with Cavan and Monaghan ETB and Cavan and Monaghan Arts Services is organising a youth arts networking day which will offer you the chance to network with others doing similar work.

The day also includes a practical workshop with Young Irish Filmmakers, exploring tips and techniques for working with film in youth work settings – either as stand alone activities or by incorporating them into your youth work and facilitation skills – as well as a look at the benefits of film projects for young people.

Somhairle MacConghaile Arts Officer with Monaghan County Council’s Arts Service and Catriona O’Reilly from Cavan County Council’s Arts Service will give a brief overview of the Arts service with particular reference to the work they carry out with young people. Anne O Gorman from the Arts Programme at the National Youth Council of Ireland will give a brief overview of the supports the programme can offer you in your work.

Introduction to Film Projects with Young People: Preparation, Shooting and Editing:
There is a lot involved in making films with young people and any number of areas you could focus on, but this training will help you get started and organise your project. This 2.5 hr training with Garry McHugh, Director of Young Irish Filmmakers, will focus on tips and techniques for working with film in youth work settings. The training will be focus on Preparation, Shooting and Editing.

Learning Outcomes:

  • PREP: Strategies for devising scripts and projects to film with young people
  • SHOOT: How to run a film shoot with young people (managing a crew, managing the shoot, ensuring there are tasks for everyone)
  • EDIT: Advice on editing software and editing processes (please note that we won’t be learning how to edit ), advice on how to work well and manage a partnership should you bring in a filmmaker.
  • TIPS & TAKE AWAYS: How to facilitate and manage young people’s interests and confidence around film projects through a youth work approach

Young Irish Film Makers is a film, animation and digital media training and production facility where young people aged 9 to 25 years are empowered, through practical training programmes, to work with professional digital equipment to make films, animation and digital media content.

Networking and lunch
Over lunch, we can informally explore participant’s needs in terms of trying to run youth arts projects within their projects/clubs and any issues/concerns that arise for them. It is also a chance to catch up and build connections with your peers and colleagues.

Please note that numbers are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. Further information and booking with Maureen McIntyre, Youth Officer, Cavan and Monaghan ETB:

Culture and Creativity

Creative Ireland believes we all have a right to participate in the cultural life of the nation. A five-year plan for Monaghan will set out a range of collaborative & imaginative innovations, which will provide opportunities to explore our heritage, arts, culture, and all things creative.
This new initiative is for everybody living in Monaghan and sets out to make creativity and culture a central part of our communities so that we can all benefit from the wellbeing that this brings. It’s based on the principle that creativity (culture and arts) enhances our lives and our County. With this is mind…
We want to know your thoughts.
We would love for you to pop-in to see us and share your ideas at one of our drop-in

Monday 18th September
7pm – 8.30pm
Carrickmacross Workhouse

Tuesday 19th September
Clones Library

Thursday 21st September
Market House, Monaghan

If you can’t join us to chat, why not complete our online survey?
Survey open from 1st to 29th September 2017
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Download Creative Ireland Monaghan PDF here