The development of youth arts in the Gaeltacht is one of the measures outlined in the Irish Language Action Plan 2018-2022 as part of the 20 Year Strategy for the Irish Language, launched by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (DCHG) in June 2018.
Ealaín (na Gaeltachta) Teo. is working with the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to implement this measure which supports the Language Planning Process and the Gaeltacht School Recognition scheme. As part of this program, every effort will be made to progressively develop the provision of a comprehensive youth arts programme, inclusive of music, dance, song and oral arts classes throughout all Gaeltacht areas.
The launching of the new brand 'Cuisle'
Ealaín na Gaeltachta is delighted to announce the new brand and logo for the Cuisle programme. “Young people are the heart and the soul of the Gaeltacht” and that is what this program is all about.
Online Creative Camp for young Gaeltacht artists
Ealaín na Gaeltacht welcome applications in which propose to develop a creative initiative in the traditional arts for young Gaeltacht artists aged 12-17 years during the summer of 2020.
NEARTÚ is for the purpose of providing a traditional arts programme of music, dance, singing and oral art classes throughout the Gaeltacht.
NÓTA is a strategic funding scheme open to groups and individuals outside of a formal education context. This scheme is intended to develop further opportunities for youth in the traditional arts beyond the provision of programs and classes.
Classes in Connemara and the Aran Islands.
Ealaín na Gaeltachta is delighted to have the opportunity, through the Cuisle program, to increase the opportunities for young people in the Connemara Gaeltacht. Ealaín na Gaeltachta works with a panel of artists to provide classes in traditional music, oral arts, dance and sean-nós singing during and after school.
Ealaín na Gaeltachta invites schools to contact us if they would like to avail of the opportunity to participate in traditional youth arts classes for the 20220-2021 school year.